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The Jewish holidays are the centerpieces of our year. These are the days when we remember events that forever changed the course of our history. 

But they are much more than that. The festivals are pauses in time, primed for personal introspection and spiritual reconnection: windows to the psyche, fortifying us with tools for facing everyday challenges. Kaleidoscopes of beauty and meaning, they change how we see ourselves, our relationships, and our world.

Fee: Sponsorship available

All classes will be held at
Chabad of Peabody Jewish Center
83 Pine Street Unit E
Peabody, MA 01960

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The Message of Chanukah in a Modern World 

We all know the story of Chanukah: the miraculous victory, and the oil 
that lasted eight days. But what does this ancient history mean to us 
today? By deepening our understanding of the lesser-known history 
and mystical meaning of Chanukah, this lesson will shed light on what it 
means to be Jewish in today’s enlightened age.

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  FINDING FAITH Monday, December 16th 7:30pm  
A Jewish Perspective on Pain and Suffering 

Why does God allow suffering in His world? In times of pain and suffering, 
we can feel distant from God. How do we access faith in challenging 
times? How can we navigate the fine line between acceptance, and 
praying for suffering to cease?
Seven Fruits—Seven Dimensions of Your Soul 

On Tu B’Shevat, the “New Year for Fruit Trees,” we partake of the fruits 
for which the Land of Israel is blessed, each of which embodies a lesson 
in personal or spiritual growth. Through exploring the seven species, 
this lesson will examine how we can live a wholesome life despite the 
conflict and fragmentation we experience in our lives.
Kabbalistic Insights into Femininity and the Jewish Calendar 

What is the uniqueness of a woman? This lesson will delve into the 
mysterious quality of femininity, which is metaphorically associated 
with the moon. What is femininity? How can we express the feminine 
aspects of our personality to beautify the world and those around us?

Tuesday, February 4th, 2013. 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Uncovering Your Personal Mission—a Lesson from Queen Esther 

Do you matter? In a climactic moment recorded in the Megilah, 
Mordechai pleads with Esther to fulfill what could be her raison d'être. 
Does each of us have a personal mission that only we can fulfill? What 
tools can we use to discover our unique purpose in life?
Redefining Freedom in the 21st Century 

Passover is the “Festival of Our Freedom.” But what does freedom 
mean to us today, when governments give us the autonomy to live as 
we choose? We are no longer enslaved, but does that mean we are 
truly free? How do we attain a sense of internal freedom from our 
personal enslavements?
Finding Personal Meaning in the Ten Commandments 

The Ten Commandments communicate God’s message to humankind 
for all generations. But why these ten? In this lesson, we’ll discover how 
the Ten Commandments encapsulate timeless and unexpected wisdom, 
changing how we view ourselves, our relationships, and our world.
Rosh Chodesh Society is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute