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JLI Teens

JLI Teens

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Are you a teenager and would like to know more about your Judaism? Would you like to engage in stimulating Jewish study and debate? Or are you a parent of a teenager and are looking for something for your teenage child?

Chabad of Sudbury is pleased to announce that we are once again launching our JLI teens chapter in Sudbury and will be offering two great courses in 2013/14 over the Fall and Winter/Spring. Classes will be weekly and will include fun activities and a trip at the end of each course. The classes are geared to 8th grade students and up and we expect the cost of each course to be about $100 a course. 

Read below for more info and shoot us an email if you would like more info or have questions at info@chabadsudbury.com  

Is It Legit?

 IS IT LEGIT?
Steering Your Way Through
Everyday Ethical Dilemmas


Summary: This series will address everyday ethical dilemmas that teens encounter. Dealing with challenges effectively takes a well-developed sense of right and wrong. Teens will identify and understand the timeless moral principles found in Torah law and apply them to an ever-changing modern world.

Description: Cruising through life you inevitably hit forks in the road, dilemmas that make you stop and think “Uh-oh, which choice do I make?” The easiest path may seem like the fast track, but it often won’t take you in the direction you want to go. So, how do you decide what’s right? What’s wrong? And more importantly, what should you do? Everyone needs a moral compass, a set of guiding principles that will help them make the right decisions. Is it Legit? Steering Your Way Through Everyday Ethical Dilemmas is an eye- opening experience, a think-tank for teens looking to discuss and discover their own Jewish GPS for navigating life!

KEY QUESTIONS:


PART ONE: PRIVACY
It’s your parents’ duty to protect you, but does that give them license to read your text messages? Is it okay to spy on your friends? Do you have the right to your own space and privacy?

PART TWO: BULLYING
Bullying is bad, but is there anything wrong with being a bystander? Why do people bully others? What are the long-term repercussions for the victim? And what are our responsibilities as Jews to protect the vulnerable and promote a loving and caring society?

PART THREE: HONESTY
Is it okay to lie to your best friend when the truth would hurt? Is there ever a reason that would make lying okay? (Hint: The answer is likely to surprise you!)

PART FOUR: RESPONSIBILITY
It’s MY life. How come it feels like I’m always obligated to others?

PART FIVE: PARENTS
They brought you into the world, they changed your diapers and earned your respect, but parents are also humans that make mistakes. Must you still honor their wishes when they want you to do something that you feel is wrong? How about abusive parents, do they deserve the same respect?

PART SIX: KINDNESS AND FORGIVENESS
Should you forgive someone even if they aren’t sorry? Is it right, or even healthy, to love unconditionally? When should you put someone else’s needs first, and when should
you not?

Spring Course

Is It Legit?


OMG!
The Battle Between
Faith and Logic



Summary: This course will tackle the greatest theological questions humanity has been asking for thousands of years. Students will stand alongside ancient Jewish thinkers who’ve grappled with powerful existential questions about G‑d, morality, and dealing with life’s challenges.

Bridging age-old Jewish wisdom with modern thinking, your teen will be better prepared to develop a system of personal principles that will provide guidance and direction throughout his or her life.

Description: Openly discuss your questions revolving around faith and logic in regards to the existence of G-D. Do science and Judaism conflict? Delve deeply into the Torah’s perspective on G‑d, faith, and science and discover how they work hand in hand!

 

KEY QUESTIONS:


PART ONE: HOW CAN WE KNOW IF THERE’S A G-D?
Is the belief in G‑d based on logic, or merely “blind faith” alone? What kind of evidence is needed to “prove” that G‑d exists?

PART TWO: IS THERE LOGICAL PROOF THAT G-D EXISTS?
Where did the belief in G‑d come from? Is there rational evidence that G‑d exists?

PART THREE: DO SCIENCE AND JUDAISM CONFLICT?
Does Science Conflict With Religion? Do scientific theories about the origin of life conflict with the creation stories in Genesis? Can one embrace science—and G‑d?

PART FOUR: DO I HAVE TO BELIEVE IN G-D TO BE A GOOD PERSON?
Can I be a good person without believing in G‑d? Could science of philosophy create a universal moral standard? What are the roots of ethics and morals?

PART FIVE: HOW DO WE KNOW IF THE TORAH IS TRUE?
Is there evidence that the Torah is really the word of G‑d? Is the Jewish claim any different than those of others?

PART SIX: IF THERE’S A G-D, WHY IS HE HIDING?
What is G‑d’s purpose in creating this universe? What role do I have in G‑d’s plan for the creation? Is their virtue in faith alone, without understanding?

 

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