Dear Friend,

Chabad of Charlotte, is proud to present Torah Studies: A Journey through the soul of the Torah. 

At Chabad, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the world-renowned Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a weekly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

I invite you to browse through the topics in this catalog and to join us for some weekly inspirational study. In this new season, you will also find classes on the high holidays. These classes are open to all, whatever your level of learning may be, and we encourage you to bring your friends along.

All classes will be held at Chabad in the "Blue Room" and led by a rotation of Rabbis.  

Please click here to register today.

Class 1 Thursday, October 19 at 7:00pm
Redefining Regret 
A new way to approach failure 
Judaism demands that a Jew constantly continue to make progress in life-even when he falls and lies in hurt. How is that possible? Can a mere human always succeed and never fail? Learn an empowering new definition of "progress" and "growth."
Class 2 Thursday, October 26 at 7:00pm
Constructive Criticism 
Not all rebuke needs to sting 
Sometimes, we need to speak up when people go wrong. How can we do so without inflaming tensions further? Moses's classic rebuke of the Jewish people inspires Judaism's guidelines for healthy criticism.
Class 3 Thursday, November 2 at 7:00pm
No Pain, No Gain 
Making sense of suffering 
When he laughed at the Temple's destruction, Rabbi Akiva built an enduring response to tragedy that helps us heal the hurt in our own lives. Even if we believe everything will be OK, we must still face the painful present. This ancient tale shows how.
Class 4 Thursday, November 9 at 7:00pm 
The Twilight Zone 
How to jump-start the afternoons of life 
Like the zestful morning and the gentle night, our lives have their youthful beginnings and their tranquil retirements. How do we find the beauty in the afternoon of our days and lives, those middle times where we just want to give it all up?
Class 5 Thursday, November 16 at 7:00pm 
Something's Fishy 
The animal kingdom's lessons in character development 
Birds, beasts, and fish represent three dominant strains in the human personality. By examining these animals' lives, we gain insight into our own character and discover ways to become the balanced people we strive to be.
Class 6 Thursday, November 30 at 7:00pm
Dancing with the Stars 
The Jewish view of astrology, soothsaying, and omens 
Abraham did it, Pharaoh did it, and millions around the world do it. What does Judaism say about telling your future through the stars and other methods? Is it silly or serious? And if we do indeed want to change our future, is there anything we can do?
Class 7 Thursday, December 7 at 7:00pm
Rain, Rain, Don't Go Away 
The perfect paradigm of heavenly blessing 
The Talmud says that G‑d decides our income. So what's the point of working? Can we deny the hard toil, ingenuity, and pluck of those who succeed? This class examines the ultimate blessing-rain-to discover who exactly controls our fate in life.
Class 8 Thursday, December 14 at 7:00pm
Judaism's Payment Plan 
In search of our promised rewards 
The Torah guarantees extraordinary benefits if we observe its commandments. But where do we see the long life, the prosperity, and the peace that it promises us? This class lays out the details of when, how, and where we will enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Class 9 Thursday, December 21 at 7:00pm
How to Write Your Own Torah Scroll 
The fascinating revival of Judaism's forgotten commandment 
Commissioning a Torah scroll and donating it to the synagogue is the height of Jewish philanthropy. In this class, we discover that every Jew must do so. Why? What about the millions who don't? And how can we write our own scroll without breaking the bank?
Class 10 Thursday, January 4 at 7:00pm
Sins Are Good 
How to make the most of our mistakes 
We all make mistakes. Some of us put it behind us and bounce back. Others somehow turn their mistakes into positive gains. What is their secret? To find out, this class looks at how Judaism sees sinning as the best decision we can make in life.
Class 11 Thursday, January 11 at 7:00pm
Broken Promises 
Kol Nidrei's message of hope 
Of all things, the Yom Kippur prayers start with the cancellation of vows. Couldn't we choose something a little more inspiring? Discover the fascinating historical background to this ancient tradition-and the reason why Kol Nidrei is the perfect opening pitch.
Class 12 Thursday, January  18 at 7:00pm
Conquering Everest 
The three stages of spiritual mountain climbing 
The greatest hurdle to growth is ourselves. After all, if we're only this smart and this strong, how can we dream of being something we're simply not? Who made up this myth that anything is possible? G‑d didand the story of the Sukkah reveals why.

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