Just in case your summer has been ho-hum lately - here is an opportunity to liven it up.
FEED YOUR HEART, MIND & SOUL! Highest quality soul food coming your way, rated 5 stars by GSS (G-dly Support System)...
Would you ever think of not eating & drinking for days, weeks, months - even years at a time??
If you wouldn't do that to your body - why on earth would you do that to your soul?
"The soul of man is the candle of G-d" - Light up G-d's candle, ie your soul - and study Torah, the bestselling wisdom of all time, containing the secrets to the Universe - and to your own psyche. Fill those voids in your soul - one lesson at a time.
BONUS: Torah study connects you to G-d, to your innermost essence - and to your past, present and future. It unlocks the deepest secrets of life and of existence itself.
DOUBLE BONUS: Torah study strengthens the People of Israel and the Land of Israel. "The world exists in the merit of Torah study".While rockets are raining down on our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land, you can help protect them with your Torah study 10,000 miles away.
Now, you'd think for something this powerful and impactful, you'd have to pay bucketloads of cash: WRONG! At only $7 per class (or $3.50 if you enroll in the course!), this is the bargain you've been waiting for...
SO: Take the plunge and start this Sunday! (Course runs through the High Holidays.)
FOR THE COMMITMENT-PHOBIC AMONGST YOU: You can choose to take ANY (or some or more or less) of the individual classes - or take the course as a whole. Each class is self-contained and previous classes not required (unless you're hungry and thirsty for Divine, mystical knowledge.)
PS If there is a demand to continue giving the course on Thursday nights, as well, we will take it under advisement...
Looking forward to seeing you at Chabad House soon!
Shalom, Rabbi Itchel & Pearl Krasnjansky
Chabad of Hawaii
A - Sign up for the entire course of 12 classes - & SAVE 50% off the per-class price! 10% discount off of course + book fees if registered by Sunday, July 27! Course ($48) + textbook ($18), individual: $66 -10% discount =$59.40 Course ($88) + textbook($18), couples: $106 - 10% discount: $95.40
B - Pick and choose which classes in the course you'd like to attend - and come and join individual classes. Individual class fee - $7 per class. Textbook (optional) - $18.
IF YOU NEED A SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND THESE CLASSES - TALK TO US! We have a limited amount of scholarship monies available for this course. Please call us at 735-8161 if you are interested in applying for course scholarship.
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Sunday, July 20, 10:00 am 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."
Sunday, July 27, 10:00 am 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.
Sunday, August 3, 10:00 am 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.
Sunday, August 10, 10:00 am 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?
Sunday, August 17, 10:00 am 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.
Sunday, August 24, 10:00 am 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?
Sunday, August 31, 10:00 am 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.
Sunday, September 7, 10:00 am 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.
Sunday, September 14, 10:00 am 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?
Sunday, September 21, 10:00 am 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.
Sunday, September 28, 10:00 am 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.
Sunday, October 5, 10:00 am 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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May G-d in turn bless you and yours with a happy, healthy summer and all the very best!
PS Please remember that Rosh Hashana comes early this year: first night is September 4. Looking forward to seeing you at High Holiday Services. Look for more details in your inbox soon.
Aloha and Mahalo - Todah rabba!
Rabbi Itchel & Pearl Krasnjansky