Jewish institute classes begin
Beginning this fall, the Jewish Learning Institute will open a new branch in Laguna Beach.
“The Jewish Learning Institute allows you to explore basic Jewish ideas, to share critical analysis and intensive discussion with exciting instructors and classmates,” said Yoni Katz, chairman of the Jewish Learning Institute committee.
“At the heart of Jewish culture there has always been Jewish learning — an engaged and vibrant meeting of minds,” said Rabbi Eli Goorevitch, the local Institute instructor.
The program begins with Soul Maps in November, continues with You Be the Judge II in February and concludes with Biblical Reflections in May. This sequence enables students to achieve basic Jewish literacy as well as an understanding of cardinal Jewish beliefs and observances.
Soul Maps will be held on six consecutive Wednesday evenings, beginning Nov. 12, at Chabad Jewish Center, 30804 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach.
The course fee is $80, and includes textbooks and refreshments.
All courses are open to the entire Jewish community, and people do not need to be a member of any particular synagogue or temple in order to attend.
For more information, contact Goorevitch at rabbi@chabadoflaguna. com, or (949) 499-0770.