A program of studies that explores the different dimensions of Judaism. Throughout the year, classes and workshops are offered in Parshat HaShevuah, Tehillim, Halakha, Midrash, Nevi’im, Jewish Philosophy, and Kabbalah.
We will start with Jewish Philosophy and cover the following topics: To Cultivate and to Guard: The Universal Duties of Mankind In All Your Ways Know Him: Two Modes of Serving God Mitzva: A Life of Command Make Your Torah Permanent: The Centrality of Torah Study Determining Objectives in Religious Growth: Spiritual Specialization or Spiritual Breadth Being Frum and Being Good: On the Relationship Between Religion and Morality Bittachon: Trust in God I Am with Him in Distress: The Challenges of the Holocaust If You Remain Silent at this Time: Concern for the Jewish People Teshuva: Repentance and Return A Pure Heart: Refining Character and Balancing Values Centrist Orthodoxy: A Spiritual Accounting DATES: 12-wk Series, Oct 20, 2013 to Jan 5, 2014
FEE: Free; donations are greatly appreciated. LED BY: Rabbi Rene David Alkalay, PhD, ; preceptor of The Genesis Society, a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization, with the mission to develop a holistic paradigm, one that integrates cultures and peoples by promoting cross-cultural understanding and cooperation. www.genesissociety.org.
His spiritual journey as a yogi led R'Alkalay to reconnect with his faith. He went on to receive a PhD in Divinity with concentration on comparative religion and pastoral counseling. Studies in Judaism have been at Yeshiva Hofetz Chaim, Havurat Yisrael Adult Study Program and private study with David Algaze. His teachers include Arye Kaplan, Simcha Ashlag and Adin Stensaltz.
In addition to his spiritual path, Dr. Renè has trained in holistic health and nutrition and holds an ND degree and a PhD in Nutrition. http://genesissociety.org/staff_rene.