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   Judaics & Israel 
   Fall 2016

  Classes by Category
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Judaic and Israel classes are planned in consultation with the Friedman Commission for Jewish Education, in partnership with New Synagogue of Palm Beach, Temple Beth David, Temple Beth EI, Temple Israel and Temple Judea, and taught by their clergy or education directors. These classes are offered free of charge to participating synagogue members, with the exception of the Hebrew classes for which there is a fee.

 An Introduction to Shaarei Yosher: A Mussar Perspective On The Meaning Of Life

Mussar is a Jewish movement that began in Eastern Europe in the 19th century in order to assist us in our ethical and spiritual development through teachings and practices. Rav Shimon Shkop, the founding dean of Yeshivat Shaar haTorah in Grodno, Lithuania where Mussar was taught to all students, wrote Shaarei Yosher, a book dealing with how to resolve religious doubt. The introduction to the book presents a global view of life and its purpose from a Mussar-based perspective. In this course, we will study Rav Shkop’s illuminating and insightful teachings in order to better understand our mission in life, and how holiness, self-sufficiency, and generosity are interrelated

Instructor Dr. Barry Horowitz is a local physician and has been a Temple Israel member for almost 20 years. He has studied and practiced Mussar for several years, and is a graduate of the Mussar Institute’s Manchim course, which teaches how to facilitate a Mussar group. For the past seven years, Dr. Horowitz has facilitated a similar course of study. 

Mondays: Novevember 7, 14 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Free to Members of Participating Temples
Free to Mandel JCC Members
3 classes; $24 Guest ● 1 Class; $10 Guest

Register for An Introduction to Shaarei Yosher>>

Winter Session: 

Mondays | 7:00-8:30 pm
January 16, 30; February 13, 27; March 13, 27
Free to Members of Participating Temples
Free to Mandel JCC Members
6 Classes: $50 Guest ● 1 Class: $10 Guest

Register for the Winter Session of An Introduction to Shaarei Yosher>>


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