• Class 1
  • Week of April 08
Snake Oil Salesman

“Be a mensch!” is probably something you’ve heard before. But is that limited to an annual donation to the synagogue sisterhood and holding the door for that bulky stroller? What does it really mean to be human, a real mensch? The snake crawling on the ground gives us a pretty good idea of what it’s not—and an inkling of what, indeed, it is.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, April 12, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, April 19, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

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Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 2
  • Week of April 15
Check Your Privilege

 Who’s more admirable—the self-made man, or the born rich? And which one would you rather be? Rather than put any one side down, journey through the Torah narrative of human and animal law to discover the beauty of both—and how to utilize everything to get ahead.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, April 19, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, April 26, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 3
  • Week of April 22
The Curious Case of the Scapegoat

In one of the most dramatic rituals of Temple times, a goat was sent off to the wilderness and tumbling down a cliff on the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur. What is behind this curious ritual? The mystics tackle this mitzvah head-on, and we emerge with a lesson in forgiveness and grace.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, April 26, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, May 3, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 4
  • Week of April 29
?I?ll Take Care of It?

Is there a pressing matter in your community that no one seems to really care about? Is there someone who, for whatever reason, is overlooked by everyone else? When it comes to choosing a cause, it can be tempting to take on the popular cause du jour. But sometimes, becoming a better person means taking the path less trodden—even if it isn’t so popular.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, May 3, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

  • Class 5
  • Week of May 06
Life in Balance

 Are we supposed to be proud or humble? Spiritually sensitive, or career-driven? So many extremes in life, and so many paradoxes to navigate—it can be quite dizzying. A command to let the earth rest for a year, a small mountain in the Sinai desert, and a Temple-era practice of freeing slaves provide the backdrop for striking the perfect balance.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, May 10, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

  • Class 6
  • Week of May 13
Three is the Magic Number

There’s something extremely satisfying about settling a dispute between two parties. Of course, it would be nice if everyone agreed about everything, but that’s just not happening. Or would that even be preferred? Apparently, when G-d married heaven and earth in the present we called Torah, He taught us this: One is good, but to make two into one is even better. And that’s the magic of three.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, May 17, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, May 17, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 7
  • Week of May 20
Strong as Samson

 The name “Samson” is literally synonymous with “strength.” Journey through the life of this colorful and mystifying character—strongman, judge, leader of the people, Nazarite, and of course, a man of G-d. Along the way, discover the weak link of his story—and how to avoid it in your own. 

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, May 24, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, May 24, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 8
  • Week of May 27
Desiring Desire

 Somewhere, in some distant land, there exists the perfect person who is not even tempted by evil. For the rest of us, we’re stuck with the daily struggle of life. The good news is that struggles make us better people: more committed—and it makes G-d proud, too. So, perhaps we should try to look for even more to struggle with? Raining quail in the desert tell us, “No!”

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, May 31, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, May 31, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 9
  • Week of June 03
Man of the People

 It’s an angry scene. Future hopes nursed for generations have been shattered. A furious mob wants to oust the incumbent leader. People are wailing on the sidelines. The pressure cooker is about to burst. One man steps in and saves the day. Caleb was his name. What did he say and how did he do it? Find out in this exciting class.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, June 7, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, June 7, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 10
  • Week of June 10
Sophisticated Animal?

 It’s an age-old question: Is man simply a sophisticated animal, or an entirely different species? Let the critics cluck and the cynics chuckle, but Moses has a message to deliver: It’s definitely the second option. Find out how his showdown with a rabble-rousing Korach centered on just this question.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, June 14, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, June 14, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 11
  • Week of June 17
Moses?s Double Standard

Sure, we’d all like to believe that we behave in private just as we do in public—but oftentimes, that’s simply not the case. So, are we just bald-faced hypocrites? Should we make our public actions consistent with our private ones and let it all out? A sad story of Moses and the rock tells us a thing or two about this tension. 

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, June 21, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, June 21, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class

  • Class 12
  • Week of June 24
A Zealous Act

You’ve seen it before: the zealous guy who is quick to act and take extreme measures when everyone else is too afraid to move. When’s the right time to be “that guy”? And when should we back off and just let things be? A desert showdown between a zealous student and a brazen prince gone astray holds the answers to these tough questions.

 

The class will take place at the following locations:

Thursday, June 28, 7:15pm - 9:00pm

Anshei Sholom - 8252 Abingdon Road - Chulpayev Bet Medrash - Kew Gardens

7184412470 • rabbi@justaschabad.com

Fee: Free

Thursday, June 28, 8:30pm - 10:00pm

Chabad of Forest Hills North - 110-40 70th Road - Chabad Sun Room - Forest Hills

3476427166 • rabbi@chabadfhn.com

Fee: $ 90.00 + $ 10.00 book fee for entire season / $ 10.00 per class