JLI ADULT EDUCATION

Journey of the Soul

February 2021

Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die?

We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?


Is there really a “better” place after this one?
Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?
Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?

 

At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts

well after a person’s passing.
 

It’s a journey we all take, and it’s yours to explore this winter.

UPCOMING COURSES

This Can Happen

The credible case for Feeling Good about the Future

Spring 2021

PREVIOUS COURSES

Secrets of the Bible

Iconic Stories, Mystical Meaning, And Their Lesson For Life

A lush garden...a snake...forbidden fruit...temptation...the sin of knowledge...shame...mortality...

What is really going on?

Revisit six seemingly absurd stories you likely remember from Hebrew school. Uncover their hidden themes and eye-opening insights into the mysteries of life.

~ What is the deeper meaning behind these stories?

~ How did they shape the Jewish worldview?

~ What wisdom do they hold for you today?

Worrier to Warrior

Jewish Secret to Feeling Good No Matter How You Feel

We yearn to feel happy, self-assured, and enthusiastic, yet we’re consumed by feelings of doubt, regret, insecurity, and suffering. Do our delicate positive emotions have a fighting chance at being in control? This course explores negative emotions in a completely new light, offering spiritual mechanisms that allow us to remain upbeat no matter what life brings.

Crime and Consequence

Accredited for Continuing Legal Education

A father is wrongfully accused and sentenced to death for the murder of his wife and children. A reformed convict is condemned to life in prison for a crime committed in her youth. Miscarriages of justice can be infuriating, but also beg the question: What is a fair and effective approach?

Judaisms Gifts To The World

How Major Jewish Ideals Evolved Into Universal Values

Once considered preposterous, many of Judaism’s revolutionary teachings are today’s universal values that are taken for granted. The history of the gradual transition of attitudes on values is as instructive as it is fascinating. An analysis of Jewish contributions past and present allows us to define ways in which Judaism can continue serving as a beacon of light and wisdom for all humanity.

With All My Heart

The Jewish Art of Prayer and Spiritual Experience

Lose yourself and find your true self 
in a spiritual experience that is both authentic and Jewish. Explore how to make the practice of prayer more personally meaningful. Learn why we pray, how prayer works, and discover the meaning and history behind Judaism's most important prayers.

Wrestling with Faith

I want to believe but...

Where is the evidence for G-d? Is Jewish practice primitive?  Are science and religion in conflict? Wrestling with Faith tackles the “big issues”—questions we all share that secretly keep us from experiencing intimate faith with G-d.

TESTIMONIALS
Simon Wiesenthal OBM

I strongly support this Rohr JLI course, as information is our defense against the repetition of history, and keeping memory alive is our moral obligation.

Holocaust Survivor,

Nazi hunter and Writer

Jennifer Wiseman, PHD

...enables the seeker to embrace the achievements of modern science while seeking higher gifts of wisdom, meaning and personal relationship with G-d.

Senior Astrophysicist,

NASA Goddard Space Flight Director

Paula Abdul

Dancer, Choreographer

and Television Personality

... JLI’s classes will be a source of inspiration and help make your life brighter and the world around you a more peaceful place.

Hon. Jack B. Weinstein

Senior Judge,

U.S. District Court, NY Eastern District

The issues raised go the heart of the dilemmas facing our society, and are in the minds of every judge and every thoughtful person living under the rule of law in our great democratic country.

Jan Feldman, PHD

Professor of Political Science
University of Vermont

...provocative...will demonstrate that reason and faith are not mutually exclusive, but are mutually supportive.

Rabbi Laibel Wolf

Founder and Dean, Spiritgrow

Author, Practical Kabbalah

Talking to G-d, or discovering the deeper self is not taught or experienced by most Jews in a lifetime. It is therefore heroic of JLI to tackle this gap and bridge it with an excellent course that includes experiental elements like mediation. I add my encouragment for Jews at all stages of development to give themselves the opportunity to enter the gates of higher consciousness that this new JLI course provides.