Sunday, December 21, 2008

JLI SoulMaps Course Completed

This past week we concluded the Tuesday JLI Tanya course in Crown Heights. It was called SoulMaps. And that just what it was - a course of study uncovering the landscape of the soul.

Here's a quotation of an email that came in from one of the students:

"I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible Tanya classes you taught these past few weeks...It gave a whole new meaning to Tanya...Tanya is alive, and now talks to me! Every time I sat in your classes, I had the feeling of (this might sound strange) my soul being elevated. I walked home in an uplifted mood...Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

There have been requests for a weekly, text-based class on Tanya in Crown Heights.  If you're interested, let us know.

The course, created by the Jewish Learning Institute and authored by Rabbi Shais Taub, was excellent. But learning needs more than an outstanding curriculum. So I want to thank all the women who joined in the sessions. (Omek had 89 women in total enroll and ran two sessions per week.) The young woman who wrote the email above has no idea as to how her presence radiated across the room and inspired me to try and teach from a place of truth and honoring.

Our next JLI course will begin in February. It's a course on Talmudic Ethics. We'll be examining compelling contemporary legal scenarios through the lens of Talmudic thinking. It promises to be intriguing. If you're open to opening your mind to new ways of thinking, contact us at to find out more.

Looking forward,

Intense learning...

Intense sharing...

Deep shifts...

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