Jewish U and Sinai Scholars Schedule Winter, Spring 2023

Jewish U courses 6-7:30 To Enroll Create Account (

Complete all 5 courses (20 individual classes and become eligible to go on a student trip to Morocco this summer, reach out to Rabbi Gray for details)

*Zoom option available if you are off or abroad.

You only make an account once, then click on courses you want to attend.

Sinai Scholars 6-8pm complete 8 week course and be eligible for $350 stipend.

In depth Torah Study 7-8 Wednesday In Depth Torah Study (

Winter Term:


Outsmarting Antisemitism Jan 3, 10,17,24   *Scroll down for Jewish U course descriptions. 

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Jewish Course of why Jan 31, feb 7,14,21

Potential make up dates Feb 28, Mar 7

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Soul Maps Jan 12,19,26, Feb 2

 Potential make up dates, Feb 9,16,23

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In depth Torah Portion, Text based look at the super commentaries


Spring Term:


  Sinai Scholars March 28, April 4,11,18,25, May 2,9,16,23,30

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Happiness Factor March 30, April 20,27, May 4

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Judaism decoded May 11,18,25,June 1

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Course Descriptions:

Outsmarting antisemitism

Outsmarting Antisemitism takes this dark subject on squarely, with a sense of unabashed optimism, profound faith, and a distinctly Jewish approach. Through illuminating source texts and captivating case studies, this course considers the sources of this ancient scourge, along with the appropriate strategies for fighting it. It’s time to find the confidence to fight hate with hope and to stand tall against antisemitism with positivity, purpose, and plenty of Jewish pride!


Jewish course of Why

Are you ready to give your Judaism the intellection you know it deserves? Are you prepared to tackle the quizzical and seemingly-unanswerable questions about Jewish belief and practice? Ever wondered why there are so many Jews in Hollywood? Why Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent and wish each other mazel tov and l’chaim? Why the Bible sanctions slavery and animal sacrifices? What is the cause of antisemitism? What does Judaism say about Christianity? About the role of women in Jewish life? This course spans a diverse range of topics, from fun, light, and off-the-beaten-track questions, to more complex and controversial issues. Gain insight into mysterious Jewish practices, strange biblical narratives, and enigmas of Jewish identity.

Soul Maps

Perhaps you have struggled before with the elusive search for meaning and wished you had a personal mentor to guide your growth. What if you had the chance to meet one of the greatest masters of Kabbalah and learn ancient proven strategies for self-realization and contentment? In Soul Maps you will receive insight into your inner world and discover new strategies for overcoming obstacles to change and progress. You’ll learn to resolve guilt, conflict, and confusion, and to traverse life’s journey with joy, purpose, and direction.


Judaism Decoded

Just as science follows the scientific method, Jewish tradition has its own system to ensure its authenticity remains intact. Judaism Decoded sheds light on the mysteries surrounding biblical interpretation. How do we know our interpretation is true? If it is true, why is it subject to differences of opinion? And with so many interpretations to choose from, how do we know which one reflects its original intent? Discover the sheer elegance of the “source code” on which Torah law is built; enjoy the razor-sharp reasoning, intelligent debate, and compelling arguments of the Talmudic dialectic; and get a fascinating, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the most intellectually sophisticated religion in existence.


Happiness factor

It’s a question that has launched a thousand self-help seminars, a riddle that has perplexed multitudes, a mystery that enthralled the ancients: What is the secret of happiness? Jewish thought has long emphasized the importance of living with joy. But how? And can you really choose to be happy? This extraordinary course goes beneath the surface to find answers. Synthesizing timeless Jewish wisdom and the latest findings from the field of positive psychology, we look at how wealth, meaning, trust, optimism, mindfulness, and relationships, all interrelate with our outlook on life. Packed with spiritual insights you can apply to real life, you’ll love every minute of discovering the key to happiness.