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The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute
JLI Logo.jpg
Founded 1999
Focus Adult Education
Headquarters Brooklyn, New York, United States
Slogan "Real Learning for Real Life"
Website http://myjli.com

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) Is a provider of adult Jewish courses on Jewish history, law, ethics, philosophy and rabbinical literature. It also develops Jewish studies curricula specifically for women, college students, teenagers, and seniors. In 2014, there were 117,500 people enrolled in JLI, making it the largest Jewish education network in the world. The JLI model combines a multiple intelligences approach with research-based instructional design, aiming to present traditional Jewish teachings in a contemporary academic framework. Its headquarters are in Brooklyn, New York.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Mission and educational philosophy[edit]

JLI’s mission is to inspire Jewish learning worldwide and to impact Jewish life and the greater community through Torah study, creating a global network of informed students connected by bonds of shared Jewish experience. JLI courses address students' multiple intelligences and diverse learning modalities, fostering personal and interpersonal growth by imparting Jewish values. Drawing on research-based instructional design, JLI’s courses on Judaism are designed to be relevant to the modern adult. Lectures are provided by trained, certified instructors and accompanied by textbooks, slide show presentations and video clips.[10][11][12]

Courses[edit]

A network of affiliated local chapters offers JLI courses to the communities they serve.[13][14] JLI’s flagship courses consist of six weekly sessions. Each class unit is taught concurrently at all locations, both in America and around the globe.[15][16][17] [18]

General topics include:

  • Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe [87]
  • To be a Jew in the Free World [93]

Some JLI courses have been accredited by the ACCME for Continuing Medical Education credits.[94][95][96] Others are accredited to offer Continuing Legal Education credits by the bar associations of 31 states, in various Canadian provinces, Australia, the UK as well as The Order of Flemish Bar Associations, and South Africa’s National Board of Licenses.[97][98]

A subsidiary of Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch, JLI is the adult education arm of Chabad Lubavitch.[99][100][101][102][103][104] [105]

Departments[edit]

In addition to the flagship course offerings, JLI has branched out to offer the following programs geared towards specific segments of the community:

Machon Shmuel[edit]

Machon Shmuel: The Sami Rohr Research Institute, under the auspices of The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, has already begun serving dozens of Shluchim worldwide with the experienced Torah scholarship of a dedicated team, providing thorough background research and comprehensive sources covering practically every topic in Torah literature.[106][107][108]

Torah Studies[edit]

The Torah Studies department develops weekly classes taught year-round on Torah portions corresponding to those read in synagogues each Sabbath. Geared towards students seeking on-going Torah study, lessons focus on relevant life issues such as personal growth, business ethics, social responsibilities, personal relationships and the environment.[109][110]

JLI Teens[edit]

JLI Teens courses make Judaism relevant to teens and aim to forge a new generation of Jewish leadership.[111][112][113] Teens are engaged with a series of comprehensive courses on issues they contemplate and provide a safe place for discussion on topics such as suicide, personal ethics and values, anti-Semitism, purpose in life, relationships, faith and reason, social justice, leadership, and Israel.[114] A few select teens in each chapter who demonstrate leadership qualities are invited to join the JLI Teens International Internship Program. The interns’ role includes participating in joint conference calls to share ideas, providing early feedback and suggestions to course developers, and partaking in special contests and activities.[115] JLI Teens is offered in seventy cities throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Russia, South Africa, China, Europe and the Middle East.[116]

Teen Courses

Sinai Scholars[edit]

The Sinai Scholars Society is an integrated fellowship program for college campus students comprising Torah study, social activities, and national networking opportunities.[118] The eight-part curriculum addresses essentials in Judaism, introducing students to the contemporary significance of Jewish life.[119] Students submit an academic paper on Jewish thought, and participate in community and holiday events.[120] Sinai Scholars is offered in partnership with Chabad on Campus at over one hundred universities. [121] [122] [123] [124]

The Sinai Scholars Society sponsors an annual Students and Scholars Academic Symposium.[125] A select group of university students from across the country present papers on the modern day relevance of core Jewish ideas and beliefs. The author of the winning paper is awarded a cash prize. At the Symposium students mingle with Jewish scholars in the academic community and connect with peers from other campuses.

Rosh Chodesh Society[edit]

JLI's women's studies division, The Rosh Chodesh Society (RCS), seeks to empower Jewish women to connect with their Jewish heritage, and in turn, inspire their families and greater communities. An international network of female Jewish scholars, leaders, and educators provides members with adult education via monthly cultural and social programs.[126] The program was founded in 2009 in memory of Rivka Holtzberg, the Chabad emissary who, along with her husband, Gavriel Holtzberg, was a victim of the terror attack in Mumbai, India. Its debut course, Rivka’s Tent, was a seven-part series of text-based study of the three commandments addressed specifically to Jewish women. RCS has affiliates in over 150 communities around the world.[127][128][129][130][131]

Torah Café[edit]

JLI’s online learning division, Torah Café, offers online lectures from its library of more than 4,500 video lectures. The broad range of topics addressed includes: academic study of Torah, language, Jewish literature, Jewish History, Biographies of Jewish personalities, Jewish music and ethics.[132] Lectures are also available on Jewish Holidays, mysticism and practical Judaism as well as relationships, parenting, and self-growth. As of December 2013, Torah Café's video lectures have been viewed more than 5,600,000 times.[133]

National Jewish Retreat[edit]

JLI sponsors The National Jewish Retreat.[134] The annual six-day retreat features more than 150 live lectures and interactive workshops on Jewish life, law, history, culture and tradition, led by seventy scholars and experts in their various fields of study.[135] Designed to engage the mind and refresh the spirit, the retreat is hosted each summer at a hotel, and provides gourmet Kosher cuisine and entertainment.

Previous scholars-in-residence include:



In 2013, the Retreat launched the annual Jewish Medical Ethics Conference, which features interactive discussions between participating physicians and Jewish medical ethicists on current and emerging quandaries in the field. The conference is accredited for CME.[156] Visit the National Jewish Retreat here.

The Land and The Spirit mission to Israel[edit]

Responding to nationwide demand from students participating in the fall 2007 course on Israel, The Land and the Spirit, JLI launched its first mission to Israel in March 2008. The bi-annual tour presents an insider look at Israel.[157] In addition to visiting historic and religious sites, participants meet with Israeli politicians and decision-makers,[158] Torah scholars and local residents. Participants bring messages of support from home communities in the Diaspora to the IDF forces and to families of terror victims. To date, a total of 2,500 Jews from the Diaspora have joined JLI’s missions to Israel.[159] The mission has been addressed by Chief Rabbis Shlomo Amar, Israel Meir Lau and Yona Metzger; Knesset Members and Government figures, Hon. Benjamin Netanyahu, Hon. Benny Begin, Hon. Yuli Edelstein, Hon. Tzachi Hanegbi, Hon. Yoel Hasson, Hon. Reuven Rivlin, Hon. Natan Sharansky and Efraim Halevy; Rabbis, Professors, Journalists, and Scholars including Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, Dr. Eitan Elaram, Professor Daniel Hershkowitz, Rona Ramon and Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu.[160]

Kohelet Foundation Partnership[edit]

Since the fall of 2010, JLI has been a provider of adult Jewish education through the Kohelet Fellowships program, a two-year Jewish learning experience for parents of Jewish day school students.[161] Fellows study Jewish texts, either in courses or one-on-one, participate in community learning events, and explore the lessons with their families. Fellows receive tuition breaks from their children's schools funded by grants from the Kohelet Foundation and its financial partners. Courses on Judaism and study partners for the participating parents are arranged by JLI and Yeshiva University’s Center for a Jewish Future.[162]

History[edit]

JLI was founded in 1999. The first JLI course, Jewish Mysticism, was piloted at fifteen Chabad centers in 1999. The institute expanded thereafter with controlled growth, introducing the learning program to between fifteen and twenty new cities annually until 2005, when JLI added forty new cities.[163] Since its inception in 1998, over 260,000 students have completed JLI courses, with enrollment of 12,000 to 16,000 students each semester. As of 2013, JLI has developed forty-three separate six-week courses, the most popular of which have been on the topics of Jewish thought, law, and mysticism.[164][165]

In 2005, JLI materials were translated into the first foreign language, Spanish, to serve the Jewish communities of Central and South America.[166][167] In 2011, curriculum in Hebrew was developed and piloted in ten Israeli cities. There are currently thirty JLI locations in Israel as well as classes in Hebrew throughout the world in communities with large concentrations of Israeli ex-pats. The Russian language division was added in 2012 and currently consists of forty chapters throughout the former CIS. JLI course materials were developed in German the same year, and are taught in five cities in Germany. As of 2013, 382 chapters in twenty-four countries and thirty-one U.S. states offer flagship JLI courses.[168] In 2005, JLI launched its Torah Studies division, which is currently active in 248 communities around the world, and piloted its first JLI Teens curriculum. The Sinai Scholars Society was introduced on three college campuses in 2006 and has since expanded to seventy campuses including Ivy League, state and private universities. On 17 August 2014, Chabad Jewish Center of Lake Tahoe celebrated their first year anniversary.[169]

Instructor training[edit]

The JLI Academy provides ongoing training to its affiliated instructors in pedagogy and in-depth study of subjects relating to curriculum content.[170] The Academy organizes an annual conference, intermittent webinars, podcasts, interactive instruction and one-to-one training opportunities.[171] The JLI Academy also serves as a forum of discussion between the curriculum development team and affiliates. The Academy acts as a sounding board for instructors, and provides guidance.

The JLI Conference is dedicated to sharing tips and ideas for adult education, learning new ways of expanding and improving the more than 350 JLI chapters around the world. The conference includes renowned experts including Rabbi Issamar Ginzberg and Yeshiva University's Dr. David Pelcovitz.[172]

Leadership[edit]

Advisory Board of Governors:

  • Chairman: George Rohr

Members:

  • Yitzchok and Julie Gniwisch
  • Barbara Hines
  • Daniel B. Markson
  • Daniel and Rosie Mattio
  • David Mintz
  • Dr. Stephen F. Serbin
  • Leonard A. Wien, Jr.

Academic Advisory Board:

Executive Committee:

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  51. ^ "Chabad of Hunterdon offers course in 'Living With Integrity'". New Jersey On-Line LLC. NJ.com. January 20, 2013. Chabad of Hunterdon County’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present "Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas," ...“There’s a lot of talk about ethics for government and big corporations, but almost every day we confront complex ethical decisions in our own relationships,” said Rabbi Eli Kornfeld. “From nanny cams to our responsibilities to our parents, 'Living with Integrity' will provide a framework for making balanced decisions for ourselves and for the people we care about.” 
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  53. ^ Brackman, Benjy. "Ancient Tales Reveal Answers to the Greatest Mysteries of Life". Boulder Jewish News. Chabad of NW Metro Denver’s Jewish Learning Institute will present Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Yourself in the Legends of Our Sages, the center’s new six-session 
  54. ^ "Chabad offers new six-week course in Clinton". NJ.com New Jersey On-Line LLC. Chabad of Hunterdon County’s Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present ‘Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Yourself in the Legends of Our Sages, 
  55. ^ Kim (Patch Staff), Stefani (May 7, 2013). "Ancient Tales Reveal Answers to the Greatest Mysteries of Life at Chabad Larchmont-Mamaroneck". Patch Media. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Yourself in the Legends of Our Sages...In Curious Tales of the Talmud, participants will encounter legends of gargantuan sea monsters, impossible feats, anthropomorphisms, and riddles that challenge the foundations of the Jewish faith. In deciphering the meaning behind these strange episodes, students will discover secrets containing profound insights into the meaning of life. 
  56. ^ "Torah and Torts". Chicago Jewish News (original publisher). Archived article at JLI Central. February 20, 2009. At a time when every other news story seems to involve a matter of ethics, Rabbi Meir Hecht is teaching his adult students - many of them lawyers - how to understand complicated ethical issues with help from the Torah. Hecht is the coordinator for the Jewish Learning Institute, which is currently offering a class called "You Be The Judge," with Thursday morning and evening classes at Lubavitch Chabad of Skokie. (Childcare is available during the morning classes.) Lawyers can receive Continuing Legal Education and ethics credits through the class, but its lessons are for anyone - Jewish or non-Jewish-who is interested in pursuing the intersection between law and ethics, Hecht said in a recent phone conversation. 
  57. ^ "New Chabad course will focus on Jewish positive psychology". Saint Louis Jewish Light. The Jewish Light is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. November 12, 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014. “How Happiness Thinks brings together modern research and ancient Jewish wisdom,” said Prof. Ben-Shahar, an expert in the field. “This marriage between theology and science can bring about significant positive change in individuals and communities.” The course explores to what degree surroundings and circumstances affect one’s overall happiness, potential challenges to living a joyous life and whether God cares if people are happy or not. 
  58. ^ "Looking at Jewish Positive Psychology through the 3,000-year-old lens of Jewish thought". Heritage Florida Jewish News. October 31, 2014. Retrieved 3 November 2014. “How Happiness Thinks brings together modern research in positive psychology and ancient Jewish wisdom,” explains Prof. Ben-Shahar, a renowned expert in the field who has authored five books and today teaches at IDC Herzliya, “This marriage between theology and science can bring about significant positive change in individuals and communities.” The course explores to what degree surroundings and circumstances effect ones overall happiness, potential challenges to living a joyous life, and whether G-d cares if people are happy or not. 
  59. ^ Tribune staff report (October 30, 2014). "Happiness focus of JLI presentation". Tahoe Daily Tribune. “The science behind positive psychology has been become very popular in recent years, and has drawn a lot of attention,” Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn said. “People innately understand that to be happy and to have a positive attitude, can greatly impact their work and personal life. Prepared in partnership between JLI and the Washington School of Psychiatry, the course offers as many as 15 American Psychological Association (APA) continuing education credits. 
  60. ^ Benjy Brackman, Benjy (October 20, 2014). "Exciting Class on Jewish Positive Psychology in North Metro Denver". Boulder Jewish News. Retrieved 3 November 2014. The Jewish Learning Institute’s Newest Class Looks at Positive Psychology through the 3,000-year-old lens of Jewish thought. Westminster,Colorado – When Israeli-born psychologist Tal Ben-Shahar began teaching a class called Positive Psychology at Harvard in 2006, a record 855 undergraduate students signed up for his class. 
  61. ^ NOLA Community Submission (October 23, 2014). "'How Happiness Thinks' in Catholic Charismatic Renewal to present teen retreat: East Jefferson religion news briefs". NOLA Media Group. Like all previous JLI programs, ʺHow Happiness Thinksʺ is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple or other house of worship. Aside from the APA, this course additionally offers participants the ability to earn up to 15 CE credits from the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CBBS), the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland, and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). 
  62. ^ "Chabad offers new course: ‘Toward a Meaningful Life’". St. Louis Jewish Light. St. Louis, Missouri: The Jewish Light is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. Retrieved 16 December 2014. Chabad of Greater St. Louis, through its affiliate Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), is unveiling an all-new six-week course entitled "Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey for Every Jew." The course aims to empower adults of all ages with new life skills gleaned from traditional Torah thought, and thereby enhance the way they view their daily lives. 
  63. ^ "Chabad South Hills News". Pittsburgh, PA:. IN Community Magazine. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey for Every Jew....Although the course is prepared by Rabbi Simon Jacobson, head of the Meaningful Life Center in New York City and author of the best-selling book Toward a Meaningful Life, the sessions are freestanding and no prior familiarity with the book is assumed. 
  64. ^ The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (November 14, 2014). How Happiness Thinks (B00RWT1OV6 ed.). Rohr JLI. 
  65. ^ Brackman, Benjy (October 29, 2013). "Four questions +1 about Kabbalah of You Course". Boulder Jewish News. I am really excited about this course because while the course includes kabalistic concepts, they are explained through mystical and hasidic teachings, making them easy to understand and digest. It should also be noted that the class draws on a host of contemporary and classic Jewish teachings as well as amusing anecdotes and stories. 
  66. ^ Erickson, Doug (December 2, 2012). "In the Spirit: In this Kabbalah class, there's ancient wisdom but no Madonna". Madison, WI. Wisconsin State Journal. Rabbi Avremel Matusof, the course instructor, quickly disabused me of any notion that the Kabbalah of his class and the Hollywood version had much in common....Similar six-week Kabbalah courses are being offered this fall at hundreds of sites around the country by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, based in Brooklyn. Matusof, 27, is teaching the local course in his capacity as director of Young Jewish Professionals of Madison, a group that began last year and is funded by the Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation. The group is an affiliate of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. 
  67. ^ "Chabad, JCC offer ‘Myths and Mysteries of Judaism’". St. Louis Jewish Light,. November 9, 2011. Chabad's Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will be partnering for the first time with the Jewish Community Center to present "Fascinating Facts: Exploring the Myths and Mysteries of Judaism," a newly developed six-session course commencing Monday, Nov. 21. Spanning a wide range of intriguing subjects, Fascinating Facts includes sessions on Jewish myth and urban legend, biblical stories and events, Jewish foods, the Hebrew language, life cycle events and mysteries of the occult. The course will address issues such as the Jewish view on Satan and the evil eye, whether angels have wings, and why pork is considered the quintessential non-kosher food. 
  68. ^ Steigerwald, Shauna (November 6, 2008). "Kabbalah-based course focuses on emotional happiness". The Enquirer. This Goldstein Learning Academy Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is offering Soul Maps, an ancient approach to human psychology... People struggle every day to understand themselves and find inner peace,” says Rabbi Yisroel Mangel of Chabad Jewish Center. “They’ve been through every book in the self-help aisle and they visit their therapist or confide in friends to sort through their feelings. What people really need is a guide to help them navigate their own complexity, and the Kabbalah has provided these tools for centuries. 
  69. ^ Brackman, Benjy (October 12, 2012). "Life Enriching "Kabbalah of You"". Boulder, Colorado: Boulder Jewish News. Chabad of NW Metro Denver and the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential, 
  70. ^ "Chabad of Southeast (SE) Morris County will begin a new Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) course on "The Kabbalah of You: A Guide to Unlocking Your Hidden Potential."". East Hanover Township, New Jersey: New Jersey Hills Media Group. October 4, 2012. “The Kabbalah of You” was created by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute- an internationally acclaimed adult education program running on over 300 cities worldwide, which boast over 75,000 students. Topics discussed include: Joy, Faithfulness, Goodness, and Humanity, and each lesson provides an opportunity to question, discuss, and argue, based on principle and precedent. 
  71. ^ Schwartz,, David (August 24, 2011). "Plantation rabbi at ease in front of camera". Sun Sentinel. Florida Jewish Journal. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor was at ease in front of the camera as it recorded his lecture on "Dreams in the Jewish Tradition" during an adult education class at Chabad of Plantation. The 27-year-old rabbi's presentation was being taped for Torah Café, an Internet-based collection of video lectures, classes and presentations by Torah scholars and experts operated by the Chabad-Lubavitch's Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. 
  72. ^ Sollish, Ari (October 11, 2007). "Chabad Course Explores Israel’s Spiritual Side". Crown Heights Info. ATLANTA, GA — A new six-part adult-education course from Chabad-Lubavitch’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will explore the spiritual connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel starting at the end of October. Unlike courses that focus on the history or the culture of Israel, The Land & the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel will explore the mystery of the deep connection between Jews everywhere and that small patch of land in the Middle East. 
  73. ^ "Chabad course explores Israel bond" (NEWS BRIEF). Jewish Telegraphic Agency. October 17, 2007. The six-week course by Chabad’s adult education arm, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, will be featured at 750 locations around the world. Israel: The Land and the Spirit, which has been in development for two years, comes on the heels of a major study that showed only half of American Jews under 35 are comfortable with the idea of a Jewish state. Read more: http://www.jta.org/2007/10/17/news-opinion/chabad-course-explores-israel-bond#ixzz3EvAcT19I 
  74. ^ Sollish, Ari (October 11, 2007). "Chabad Course Explores Israel’s Spiritual Side". Crown Heights Info. ATLANTA, GA — A new six-part adult-education course from Chabad-Lubavitch’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will explore the spiritual connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel starting at the end of October. Unlike courses that focus on the history or the culture of Israel, “The Land & the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel” will explore the mystery of the deep connection between Jews everywhere and that small patch of land in the Middle East. 
  75. ^ Sollish, Ari (October 11, 2007). "Chabad Course Explores Israel’s Spiritual Side". Crown Heights Info. ATLANTA, GA — A new six-part adult-education course from Chabad-Lubavitch’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will explore the spiritual connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel starting at the end of October. Unlike courses that focus on the history or the culture of Israel, The Land & the Spirit: Why We All Care About Israel will explore the mystery of the deep connection between Jews everywhere and that small patch of land in the Middle East. 
  76. ^ "Chabad Center offers virtual tour of ancient Jerusalem". Sparta, New Jersey: The Sparta Independent. Straus News. July 9, 2012. Many have explored the politics and geography of Israel and the Temple Mount, but few have explored the spiritual significance of the structures that stood on that mount for a millennium. This summer, with the aid of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, we are proud to unveil ‘Heaven on Earth’, a truly intriguing excursion into the soul of Jewish history and its people. Course participants will have the opportunity to look back in time and see the magnificent structure that once was and come away with a newfound appreciation for its historical and contemporary significance. 
  77. ^ "New classes on Jewish culture". Menlo Park, California. The Menlo Park Almanac. November 8, 2011. The Brooklyn-based Rohr Jewish Learning Institute has begun offering classes on the Midpeninsula in Jewish heritage, thought and tradition. 
  78. ^ http://www.toledoblade.com/Religion/2014/05/10/Religion-Offerings-5-10.html
  79. ^ Rubenstein, Mindy (March 25, 2014). "JLI Course Analyzes What It Means ‘To Be a Jew in the Free World’". Chabad.org. Many people don’t realize that there was once an order in the United States to expel all Jews from certain locations. It’s an important pronouncement in more than one sense, pointing to the issue of dual allegiances—being a loyal citizen versus a loyal Jew....One notable example discussed at length during the class was an anti-Semitic order—“General Orders No. 11”—issued in 1862 by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant during the American Civil War calling for the expulsion of Jews from his military district in parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. 
  80. ^ Berman, Rivka Chaya. "JLI To Launch Holocaust Studies Series". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/ News. Retrieved October 2013. 
  81. ^ admin. "New JLI course to examine identity - j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  82. ^ "‘Beyond Never Again:’ Madison course examines lessons of Holocaust". Madison Eagle News. “Beyond Never Again” was created by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, an internationally acclaimed adult education program operating in more than 300 cities worldwide, and boasting more than over 75,000 students. Continuing Effects Said Rabbi Shalom Lubin of the Chabad Center, “This particular course is structured as a six-step program, and lessons will examine and explore the ways in which the Holocaust continues to affect our generation and colors what it means to live as a Jew today.” 
  83. ^ "Beyond Never Again: New Course to Explore Modern Lessons from the Holocaust, April 28th". Retrieved Oct 1, 2014. 
  84. ^ "Staten Island Yom Hashoah services recall those lost in Holocaust". Retrieved Oct 1, 2014. 
  85. ^ MASON, DAVE (April 14, 2010). "Never again - Survivors stress importance of remembering, and never repeating, the Holocaust". Santa Barbara News. Instead of having a one-day observance, Rabbi Yosef Loschak at Chabad of S. Barbara said it's important to remember the Holocaust throughout the year. He's teaching a six-week class about tolerance in the modern world — "Beyond Never Again: How the Holocaust Speaks to Us Today," 
  86. ^ "10 Commandments program". LOS ANGELES, California: Shturem. Based on Article by Bradford Wiss/Chabad.com. The dinner for the first graduates at USC took place at West Coast Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Westwood, and began with a videotaped speech from the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, in which he said that Torah study was an important birthright of all Jews, regardless of their class, education, or age. 
  87. ^ "Vienna Celebrates ‘the Most Influential Rabbi of Modern History’". Alexandria, VA. Connection Newspapers. May 7, 2014. Chabad Tysons Jewish Center will present Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The course will be offered as part of a series of local activities in Northern Virginia marking 20 years since the passing of "the Rebbe," Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory. The Rebbe was a visionary religious leader who inspired countless individuals during his lifetime and established a global network of educational, social, and religious institutions to revive the post-holocaust Jewish landscape. 
  88. ^ Toneguzzi, Mario (March 4, 2012). "Ancient Marriage Secrets Revealed". Calgary, Canada: Postmedia Network Inc. Calgary Herald. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is presenting what it calls a “provocative” new series of classes on the secrets of successful marriage. 
  89. ^ James (Patch Staff), Davy (May 1, 2012). "Chabad of South Brunswick Explores Ancient Marriage Secrets". South Brunswick, New Jersey. Patch. Regardless of marital status, all are invited to attend the six-session course, presented by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) and taught by Rabbi Levi Azimov. 
  90. ^ "Vail Valley class focuses on marriage". Article in EDWARDS, Colorado, Publisher in Vail, Colorado: Swift Newspapers. Vail Daily. ... presented by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute and taught by Rabbi Dovid Mintz. "The Art of Marriage" will go far beyond platitudes, to cover topics at the heart of modern marriage. Does marriage still serve any purpose at all? How far should one go to make a marriage work? When is divorce the best option? 
  91. ^ "Vail Valley class focuses on marriage". Article in EDWARDS, Colorado, Publisher in Vail, Colorado: Swift Newspapers. Vail Daily. ... presented by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute and taught by Rabbi Dovid Mintz. "The Art of Marriage" will go far beyond platitudes, to cover topics at the heart of modern marriage. Does marriage still serve any purpose at all? How far should one go to make a marriage work? When is divorce the best option? 
  92. ^ Brackman, Benjy (2012). "Ancient Marriage Secrets Revealed". Boulder, Colorado. Boulder Jewish News. The course is a product of the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) an adult learning experience that offers its courses in hundreds of locations across the US....Judaism views a loving marriage as a spiritual as well as a human ideal. The Art of Marriage shows students how to attain that for themselves and for their spouses, with timeless lessons from both modern and ancient Jewish texts such as the Talmud and Zohar. 
  93. ^ Fajnland (December 30, 2013). "To Be a Jew in the Free World! The Challenges of Freedom & Identity in the Modern Era". Virginia. Patch. When the age of faith gave way to the age of reason and the modern world was launched, the Jewish people were profoundly affected. With the emergence of the United States and the enshrinement of religious freedom as a fundamental right of all citizens, the nature of Jewish life in the Diaspora entered a radically new era. 
  94. ^ "Promoting Jewish medical awareness in Hunterdon County". New Jersey: New Jersey On-Line LLC. NJ.com. October 7, 2013. Life in the Balance is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. The course is accredited to offer 30 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits for medical professionals, and approved for CLE credits for attorneys including 9 general CLE credits in New York, 10.6 general CLE credits in New Jersey, 9 credits Pennsylvania and 12 CDE credits for dentists. 
  95. ^ NOLA Community Submission (October 23, 2014). "'How Happiness Thinks' in Catholic Charismatic Renewal to present teen retreat: East Jefferson religion news briefs". NOLA Media Group. Like all previous JLI programs, "How Happiness Thinks" is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple or other house of worship. Aside from the APA, this course additionally offers participants the ability to earn up to 15 CE credits from the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (CBBS), the Social Work Board of the State of Maryland, and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). 
  96. ^ Binder, Elaine (October 27, 2014). "Independent Living Skills Program benefits from Catholic men's softball tournament- How Happiness Thinks'". The Times-Picayune. NOLA Media Group. Retrieved 4 November 2014. The Jewish Learning Institute partnered with the Washington School of Psychiatry to create this course, which combines the latest research in positive psychology with traditional Jewish thinking. The course is designed for people with all levels of Jewish knowledge. Those completing the course may be eligible for up to 15 American Psychological Association continuing education credits. In addition, participants may also have the ability to earn up to 15 continuing education credits from the American Council for Continuing Medical Education, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, The Social Work Board of the State of Maryland, and the National Board of Certified Counselors. 
  97. ^ Independent Press (October 26, 2014). "Happiness and Positive living series starts Nov. 5 at Chabad of SE Morris County in Madison". New Jersey On-Line. Retrieved 3 November 2014. How Happiness Thinks was created by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute- an internationally acclaimed adult education program running on over 350 cities worldwide, which boast over 75,000 students. This particular course builds on the latest observations and discoveries in the field of positive psychology. How Happiness Thinks offers participants the chance to earn up to 15 continuing education credits from the American Psychological Association (APA), American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). 
  98. ^ Open Source Contributor. "Promoting Jewish Medical Awareness In Northbrook". Chicago Tribune. 
  99. ^ "Class focuses on influential rabbi - VailDaily.com". The VailDaily. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  100. ^ http://www.chabad.org/news/article_cdo/aid/2595498/jewish/QA-Bringing-to-Light-the-Teachings-of-the-Rebbe.htm
  101. ^ Norris, Heather (May 8, 2014). "Chabad Launches Paradigm Shift Course". Jewish Times. Retrieved 3 November 2014. As the movement approaches the 20th anniversary of the passing of its Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, Chabad-Lubavitch’s adult education initiative is spearheading a course that focuses on key elements of the leader’s teachings. The new course from the Rohr-Jewish Learning Institute — Paradigm Shift — will be offered at Chabad centers throughout the region, including at Chabad of Park Heights. Instead of the movement dwindling in the two decades since Schneerson’s passing, noted Rabbi Elchonon Lisbon of the Park Heights center, “his teachings and words have taken on a life of their own.” 
  102. ^ "Paradigm Shift Official Trailer" (Video). YouTube. myJLI Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. 5 May 2014. Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Course Overview: Paradigm Shift is an elevator ride to the heights of what is possible. Synchronize yourself with the mission for which you were placed on earth, and learn to recognize the inherent goodness and perfection in yourself, in others, and in every circumstance of your life. Distilled into six succinct lessons, this empowering course offers a revolutionary outlook on life, culled from the wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory. 
  103. ^ "Day School Grants in Exchange for Learning". Denver CO. Intermountain Jewish News. 24 October 2013. The Kohelet fellowship partners with two educational providers: the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), the educational arm of Chabad-Lubavitch, and YU’s Center for the Jewish Future. 
  104. ^ "Chabad Lubavitch launching new educational series". Cape Coral, Florida. Cape Coral Daily Breeze. August 24, 2012. The Jewish Learning Institute is the first international educational institution to present traditional Judaism in a professional, innovative, academically challenging yet accessible format. The JLI was created to address the need of Jews for in-depth Jewish knowledge. Authorities on each subject have organized the curriculum and teaching materials for each course. As the world's pre-eminent provider of adult Jewish learning with 350 chapters around the globe, JLI's mission is to make the wisdom of Jewish learning accessible to everyone. 
  105. ^ LORING, DEVIN (December 21, 2014). "Chanukah Wonderland at the Mall lights up Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing". Pleasantville, New Jersey: BH Media Group Holdings, Inc. Press of Atlantic City. This brings people the joy of celebrating the holiday,” said Rabbi Avrohom Rapoport, Spiritual Leader of the Chabad Ventnor Shul and the director of the Jewish Learning Institute of Atlantic County. “The goal is to teach children their heritage in a fun way.” Chanukah, or the festival of lights, is “the eight-day festival of light that begins on the eve of the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev (which) celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, of purity over adulteration, of spirituality over materiality,” according to Chabad.org. 
  106. ^ Levin, Shmuel. "George Rohr Launches of a Torah Think Tank". Shturem. Retrieved 4 November 2014. Machon Shmuel: The Sami Rohr Research Institute, under the auspices of The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, has already begun serving dozens of Shluchim worldwide with the experienced Torah scholarship of a dedicated team, providing thorough background research and comprehensive sources covering practically every topic in Torah literature. 
  107. ^ "Machon Shmuel: The Sami Rohr Research Institute". YouTube. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2014. JLI's Machon Shmuel: The Sami Rohr Research Institute is dedicated to Torah research and scholarship, in the memory of ר' שמואל בן יהושע אליהו ז"ל רוהר, serving Chabad shluchim worldwide as they work to build Judaism and Jewish literacy. Machon Shmuel's research team deliver's, upon the request of shluchim, customized access to a vast spectrum of Torah sources in a chosen area of interest. 
  108. ^ "Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein". Torah Cafe. TorahCafe.com is a project of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Retrieved 4 November 2014. Rabbi Avrohom Bergstein, a veteran JLI Flagship researcher, serves as the dean of Machon Shmuel - the online Sami Rohr Research Institute. Machon Shmuel is dedicated to Torah research and scholarship, serving Torah scholars and academics worldwide as they work to build Judaism and Jewish literacy. Machon Shmuel's research team, led expertly by Rabbi Bergstein, delivers customized access to a vast spectrum of Torah and secular (when relevant) sources. 
  109. ^ "Judaism relevance in modern society class begins Feb. 10 - Cleveland Jewish News: Local News". Cleveland Jewish News. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  110. ^ Open Source Contributor. "Exodus Class to be held in Rockaway Townships". New Jersey Hills. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  111. ^ "Rohr Jewish Learning Institute in Fair Lawn to hold program - Community Events and Announcements - NorthJersey.com". NorthJersey.com. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  112. ^ (lubavitch.com). "Empowering Jewish Youth to Stand up for Israel". JLI Teen Curriculum Creates Israel Advocates all over the world. Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/ News. Retrieved January 26, 2011. 
  113. ^ Groner, Rishe. "A Community of Jewish Teens Grows On Boston’s North Shore". JewCrew Gains Popularity Among Area’s Jewish Teenagers. Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/ News. Retrieved October 20, 2010. 
  114. ^ Open Source Contributor. "New course 'OMG!' for Jewish Teens". Heritage Florida Jewish News. Retrieved Jan 25, 2014. 
  115. ^ Open Source Contributor. "JLI Teens Launches Internship Program". 1,000 teens in 50 locations around the world have signed up. Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters News. 
  116. ^ Lakein, Dvora. "My Space/Your Space: Teens Hash It Out". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/ News. Retrieved April 23, 2000. 
  117. ^ "Jewish teens in Orlando debate Hollywood values". Fern Park, Florida. Heritage Florida Jewish News. January 2, 2015. “This course will analyze how the culture of Hollywood subliminally influences our society,” explained Rabbi Michoel Shapiro of JLI Teens. “It offers teens the opportunity to discover how every movie—every story—is inherently a message and commentary on life. They will be challenged to consider and think deeply about these messages, whether they really agree with them, and how these values compare with those of our tradition.” 
  118. ^ Fridman, S. "At US Colleges, Students Explore Traditional Jewish Values". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/ News. Retrieved April 30, 2009. 
  119. ^ Abraham, Zalman. "New Generation of Scholars Ponders Jewish Existential Issues". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/News. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  120. ^ Novack, Rabbi Hershey (May 2, 2012). "Debate over campus anti-Semitism misses the point". St. Louis Jewish Light. 
  121. ^ Schwartz, Karen. "Undergraduate Scholars Head to Johns Hopkins for Jewish Symposium". Chabad.org. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  122. ^ Schwartz, Karen. "Undergraduate Scholars Head to Johns Hopkins for Jewish Symposium". Chabad.org. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  123. ^ Schwartz, Karen. "Undergraduate Scholars Head to Johns Hopkins for Jewish Symposium". Chabad.org. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  124. ^ "What Chabad on Campus Offers". Chabad of UCLA. Los Angeles, California. Our Sinai Scholars program (in conjunction with the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute) is popular among college students as they discover the inner meaning of the 10 Commandments, and JLearn programs are run every semester covering a wide variety of Jewish and Chassidic topics. 
  125. ^ Schwartz, Karen. "Undergraduate Scholars Head to Johns Hopkins for Jewish Symposium". Chabad.org. Retrieved April 20, 2012. 
  126. ^ Benveniste, Shelley. "Chabad of East Boca Presents 'A Reason to Celebrate'". The Jewish Press. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  127. ^ Benveniste, Shelley. "Chabad of East Boca Presents 'A Reason to Celebrate'". The Jewish Press. Retrieved October 24, 2013. 
  128. ^ Norris, Heather (October 16, 2014). "RCS Offers Course on Love". Jewish Times. Retrieved 3 November 2014. The Rosh Chodesh Society, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute women’s division, will kick off SoulMates, a seven-session course that begins Dec. 14 and runs through April 2015. Pulling from different Jewish sources, the course will offer participants the chance to examine the intricacies of love through a Jewish lens. “Anyone who attends this course will leave every session not only inspired, but with tangible, concrete tools to enhance their relationship,” said RCS director Shaindy Jacobson in a release. “Whether they are currently married, considering someday tying the knot or simply seeking to better understand the spiritual root of love and marriage, SoulMates will forever change how they think about marriage in all its beauty and complexity.” The course, which will run once a month in more than 200 locations around the world, is open to women at all stages of life and all levels of Jewish knowledge. 
  129. ^ "New SoulMates course for women". The Columbia Star. Retrieved 13 November 2014. This November the Rosh Chodesh Society— the women’s division of the Chabad- Lubavitch movement’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute ( JLI)— launches its newest course, SoulMates, a new seven-session series for women. Slated to run in over 200 locations across the globe, SoulMates draws upon millennia of Jewish wisdom, from the mystical to the down-toearth, allowing women of all ages and walks of life to explore the intricacies of love and marriage from a Jewish perspective. The course will delve into a diverse array of Jewish sources—biblical, Talmudic, halachic, Kabbalistic, and Chasidic—seamlessly weaving together the philosophical, the spiritual, and the practical. 
  130. ^ Lakein, Dvora (October 6, 2014). "How Does She Do It?". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ / News. Retrieved 17 November 2014. Mrs. Shula Bryski, representative to Thousand Oaks, California, and a mother of six, says that the Rebbe “empowered women in a way perhaps never done before.” Embracing modernity, the Rebbe understood that today, “women need more sophisticated Judaism, more depth, more spirituality.” Bryski’s personal emphasis in this affluent Los Angeles suburb is educating women through a weekly Caffeine for the Soul class, monthly Rosh Chodesh Society meetings, and the wildly-popular bat-mitzvah classes she leads. Bryski also serves on the editorial board of the Rosh Chodesh Society, a project of Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) and is a prolific writer. 
  131. ^ "Chabad of Hunterdon County in Clinton Township to present women empowerment courses". NJ.Com New Jersey On-Line LLC. November 24, 2012. The Rosh Chodesh Society, an international Jewish sisterhood organized by the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), launches its newest location in Hunterdon County. 
  132. ^ Lakein, Dvora. "Torah Cafe Invites Users to Explore Jewish Themes Online". Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters News. Retrieved October 29, 2009. 
  133. ^ Visit Torah Café here
  134. ^ Horowitz, Jason (August 21, 2010). "George Allen looks to his roots while planting campaign seeds". The Washington Post. 
  135. ^ Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters. "National Jewish Retreat Opens in Virginia". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/ News. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
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  173. ^ "Former Governor and Senator George Allen Addresses National Jewish Retreat". Reston, VA: Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. August 19, 2010. Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Vice Chairman of Lubavitch World Headquarters shares an anecdote with former Governor George Allen while Rabbi Efraim Mintz, Executive Director of JLI, looks on 
  174. ^ Lakein, Dvora (August 18, 2009). "JLI Retreat Explores Themes of Jewish Empowerment". Greenwich, Connecticut. Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. The Rebbe intended for all of us to be leaders, not followers,” Mr. George Rohr charged a packed hall at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich, Connecticut. “We may not understand the power we have to impact the world, but it is up to all of us to make this world heavenly. We can’t leave it to the teachers and rabbis.” 
  175. ^ Lightstone, Mordechai (June 22, 2010). "Rohr JLI 12th Annual Conference Explores New Themes in Jewish Life". lubavitch.com. Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch. Mr. George Rohr, the principal benefactor of the eponymous JLI, gave the closing address at this year's conference. Touching on his reason for backing JLI, Rohr noted that "I try to apply the same criteria that I use in business to everything that I do - checking the quality of the product, the drive and commitment of the operating partners, and the scalability of the project." 
  176. ^ "Leadership". Rohr JLI. Retrieved 3 November 2014. Chairman Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky Lubavitch World Headquarters Brooklyn, NY Principal Benefactor Mr. George Rohr New York, NY Executive Director Rabbi Efraim Mintz Brooklyn, NY Executive Committee Rabbi Chaim Block S. Antonio, TX Rabbi Hesh Epstein Columbia, SC Rabbi Yosef Gansburg Toronto, ON Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan Potomac, MD Rabbi Yisrael Rice S. Rafael, CA 
  177. ^ "SAMI ROHR Obituary". The New York Times. August 9, 2012. ROHR--Sami. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) and its 350 affiliates worldwide mourn the passing of Mr. Sami Rohr. A man of vision and action, whose love of G-d, his fellow Jew and humanity were integrated into an irresistible force for good, he led by peerless example. 
  178. ^ Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters. "National Jewish Retreat Opens in Virginia". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/ News. Retrieved August 18, 2012. 
  179. ^ Gumpel, Eve. "Food for Thought". Orange County Jewish Life. “If we do not make Jewish scholarship and literacy relevant to young minds, we’re failing them,” asserts Rabbi Efraim Mintz, executive director of JLI. 
  180. ^ Rosenthal, Rivka Chaya (August 23, 2006). "Jewish Learning 10,000 Feet Above Sea Level". Copper Mountain, CO: Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. “We are extremely encouraged and enthused by the overwhelming response,” said Rabbi Efraim Mintz, director of JLI, “It is clearly thanks to visionary commitment of Pamela and George Rohr and Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, who saw the retreat as an investment to take scholarship to great heights.” 
  181. ^ Lakein, Dvora (December 28, 2007). "Chabad Unveils Talmudic Study Program In 15 Cities". Lubavitch Headquarters, NY: Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, Vice Chairman of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch, expects to see this program grow rapidly. “As with all of the adult educational programs that have been pioneered through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. George Rohr, this one too, under the outstanding leadership of Rabbi Efraim Mintz, director of JLI, comes as a response to a need we discerned for advanced Torah study.” 
  182. ^ Scribner, Herb (October 22, 2013). "Jewish Institute aims to educate about breast cancer risks". Desert National News. Deseret Digital Media. “Statistics like these are leaving women in the Jewish community with some tough decisions to make,” said Rabbi Efraim Mintz, executive director of JLI, in the statement. “Some are reluctant to get tested, worried about the medical and financial repercussions, and the prospect of facing radical surgeries that could affect their self-image or ability to have children. Having to face decisions of such complexity has led many women to avoid addressing the issue altogether. But with mortality rates so high, this is hardly a problem the Jewish community can afford to ignore.” 
  183. ^ "Chabad's Jewish Learning Institute To Probe Fundamentals of Faith". Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. January 23, 2008. “Taken together, the principles are a set of building blocks that allow us to construct a deep and nuanced understanding of what it means to live as a Jew,” says Rabbi Efraim Mintz, director of the Jewish Learning Institute. 
  184. ^ Olidort, Baila (June 5, 2007). "Chabad Expands Focus on Jewish Adult Education Services". Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. Adult education is a staple of every Chabad house, with more than 250 of them now affiliate members of Chabad’s accredited Jewish Learning Institute, and the number growing annually. But, explains Rabbi Efraim Mintz, director of The Rohr JLI and a member of the committee that vetted the applicants, “While adult educational programs are an integral feature of every Chabad center today, there is room to expand in this area, and the SMT program makes it possible for a Chabad house to dedicate one individual entirely to this pursuit.” 
  185. ^ Schwartz, Karen (July 4, 2014). "‘Soul Encounters’ Offers Nearly 1,000 the Chance to Reflect on the Rebbe". Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center. Chabad.org News. “It allowed Chabad rabbis to come with members from their communities to spend the day steeped in the Rebbe’s teachings,” said JLI director Rabbi Efraim Mintz. 
  186. ^ Zaklikowski, Dovid (December 11, 2012). "Jacob Kolton, 88, had a Profound Impact on Others". Chabad.org is a division of the Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center. One night, Kolton was attending a course on the Holocaust, “Beyond Never Again” developed by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, the adult education division of Chabad-Lubavitch. JLI’s director, Rabbi Efraim Mintz was teaching the class, and as it was concluding Kolton suddenly raised his hand. 
  187. ^ Markoe, Lauren (August 3, 2012). "Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business". Religion News Service. Faith Street. Run by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, which is affiliated with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement of Orthodox Jewry, “Money Matters” is offered at more than 350 locations in 22 countries this year, and is proving to be one of the most popular courses JLI has ever offered, said Rabbi Efraim Mintz, JLI’s executive director. 
  188. ^ "Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business". World News (WN) Network. The Charlotte Observer. August 4, 2012. In an age when the phrase “business ethics” can seem like an oxymoron, a group of rabbis has designed a course to use age-old Jewish teachings to help infuse some morality into economics – from the household budget to the stock market. 
  189. ^ Markoe, Lauren (August 3, 2012). "Rabbis aim to inject more morality into business". Washington, D.C.: Published in The Washington Post. source of article: Religion News Service, OnFaith. Retrieved 9 December 2014. Rabbi Efraim Mintz, JLI’s executive director...“But soon, they are mesmerized and surprised by its applicability to the business issues... 
  190. ^ Lakein, Dvora. "Chabad's Rohr JLI Offers Retreat to Self". Chabad Lubavitch World HQ/News. Retrieved December 2013. 
  191. ^ Rosenthal, Rivka Chaya (August 23, 2006). "Jewish Learning 10,000 Feet Above Sea Level". Copper Mountain, CO: Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. Participants “appreciated the accessibility of rabbis and rebbetzins sitting interspersed around tables, willing to continue the dialogue and conversations after their presentations,” said Rabbi Chaim Block, a JLI executive committee member and Director of Chabad’s South Texas branch in San Antonio. 
  192. ^ Rebecca, Rosenthal (May 19, 2006). "JLI Presents A Summer Smorgasboard". LUBAVITCH HEADQUARTERS, NY: Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. “We want a program wide enough in variety to engage everyone,” said Rabbi Hesh Epstein, a member of the JLI executive committee. “It’s no fun to have a panel when we all agree with each other.” 
  193. ^ Lakein, Dvora (December 28, 2007). "Chabad Unveils Talmudic Study Program In 15 Cities". New York. Merkos L'inyonei Chinuch. Rabbi Shmuel Kaplan, a member of the executive committee and editorial board, chaired this new initiative. He says that LI will only consider teachers who can invest themselves in their own learning as well as preparation for these courses. 
  194. ^ Fishkoff, Sue (March 3, 2006). "That's Growth!". SAN RAFAEL, California: JTA. Shturem.net. Leading the class was Chabad Rabbi Yisrael Rice...Rice, chairman of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s editorial board, asks members of the group why they’re there. 
  195. ^ Fishkoff, Sue (March 2, 2006). "Chabad institute keeps on growing". SAN RAFAEL, California. Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Rice, chairman of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s editorial board, asks members of the group why they’re there. “I’m trying to put some things together,” one man says. “I’m trying to fix a broken link,” the women next to him says. “Where am I going? God willing, I’m going closer,” the next woman says. Billed as a mystical approach to the concepts of time and the Jewish calendar, The Kabbalah of Time is the 14th course in adult Jewish literacy offered by JLI, a seven-year-old project of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. 
  196. ^ Chabad of Stamford (August 11, 2009). "Program: JLI Retreat Program Guide 2009". Old Greenwich, CT. Retrieved 16 December 2014. Rabbi Avrohom Sternberg Director, Chabad of Eastern Connecticut, Rabbi, Congregation Ahavath Chesed (New London, CT)Executive Committee Member, The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute 
  197. ^ "'Kabbalah of You' course offered in Edwards". EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado: Swift Communications, Inc. Vail Daily. October 25, 2012. "As diverse as our talents and interests may be, there is an underlying core that is common to all," said Rabbi Naftali Silberberg of JLI's headquarters in Brooklyn. 
  198. ^ "Thanksgiving’s Torah roots". Denver, CO: Intermountain Jewish News. November 20, 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. Then there is Thanksgiving Day: “The day when we thank G-d for enabling all the above — and for all else He does for us,” says Rabbi Naftali Silberberg, curriculum director of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. 
  199. ^ Stefani (Patch Staff), Kim (October 18, 2012). "Chabad Offers New Look at Spirituality: The Chabad of Larchmont-Mamaroneck will be offering a new class designed to unlock hidden meaning.". Mamaroneck, New York: Patch. “As diverse as our talents and interests may be, there is an underlying core that is common to all,” said Rabbi Naftali Silberberg of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn. “We all share that humanity, that dignity that makes our lives immeasurably valuable. 'The Kabbalah of You' addresses that core.” 
  200. ^ Wilkinson, Phaedra (October 21, 2014). "From the community: Exciting Class on Jewish Positive Psychology to be Presented in Northbrook". Chicago: Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 16 November 2014. Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI's headquarters in New York says that being happy can depend on one's perspective, explaining, "How Happiness Thinks is based on the premise that to be happy, you can either change the world, or you can change your thinking." 
  201. ^ "Chabad Jewish Center to present ‘How Happiness Thinks: Jewish Perspectives on Positive Psychology’". Cape Coral Daily Breeze. October 31, 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014. Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI's headquarters in New York says that being happy can depend on one's perspective, explaining, "How Happiness Thinks is based on the premise that to be happy, you can either change the world, or you can change your thinking." 
  202. ^ "Happiness focus of JLI presentation". Swift Communications, Inc. The Tahoe Daily Tribune. October 30, 2014. Retrieved 13 November 2014. “The science behind positive psychology has been become very popular in recent years, and has drawn a lot of attention,” Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn said. “People innately understand that to be happy and to have a positive attitude, can greatly impact their work and personal life. 
  203. ^ "Promoting Jewish Medical Awareness in Northern Virginia". Virginia Connection Newspapers. October 9, 2013. “Nowadays, at some point or another, everyone faces an extremely difficult medical decision that they aren’t equipped to handle,” said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Our objective with this course is to acquaint the public with fascinating Jewish perspectives on some of the most cutting-edge dilemmas in medical ethics.” 
  204. ^ Patten, John (October 9, 2013). "Chabad's Learning Series Returns With End-of-Life Study: Will present Rohr Jewish Learning Institute program "Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas"". Patch Media. Rabbi Zalman Abraham, of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y., said. “Our objective with this course is to acquaint the public with fascinating Jewish perspectives on some of the most cutting-edge dilemmas in medical ethics.” 
  205. ^ "JLI Launches New Course on Fascinating Talmudic Tales". New York: Crown Heights Information. April 11, 2013. “We’ll explore the mystical dimension of the Talmud called the Aggadah, to uncover profound wisdom from some of the zaniest and most epic legends you’ll ever encounter,” said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. 
  206. ^ Posner, Menachem. "300 Rabbinical Students Heading Out for Summer Sojourns". Lubavitch World Headquarters. Chabad.org is a division of the Chabad-Lubavitch Media Center. Zarchi was followed by Rabbi Efraim Mintz, who served as a Roving Rabbi in California in 1990. Mintz, who directs the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, shared tips and advice on honing a Torah “elevator pitch,” as well as ideas about presenting more advanced Torah thoughts on a variety of subjects to share with others during the course of their travels. 
  207. ^ Hanson, Alesha (January 3, 2015). "Jewish Learning Institute Presents 'The Art Of Parenting' In Bronxville". BRONXVILLE, New York. The Daily Voice. As parents we are constantly being bombarded with various educational approaches and methods,” explains Rabbi Zalman Abraham of the Learning Institute's New York headquarters. “How do you strike the correct balance between discipline and freedom? This course answers these great questions by looking to timeless Jewish wisdom.” 
  208. ^ Barg, Jim (January 17, 2015). "Rohr Jewish Learning Institute In Mamaroneck Hosts 'Art of Parenting'". Mamaroneck, New York. “As parents we are constantly being bombarded with various educational approaches and methods,” explains Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s New York headquarters. “How do you strike the correct balance between discipline and freedom? This course answers these great questions by looking to timeless Jewish wisdom.” 

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