Class Information

ADULT JEWISH CLASSES

Live Life Better
Soul Purpose
40-Day Challenge
Biblical Breakthroughs
Talmud Class 40+
Along the Talmudic Trail
Mishne Club

Esther Becker Presents “Live Life Better” for women

 

Life Life Better Series

15 Week Course Choose Morning or Evening Classes Starting November 7

Day and Time: Tuesdays 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
OR
Starting November 9
Day and Time: Thursdays  10:00 am – 11:30 am

Cost: $290 Tuition includes class materials and the book Mesillas Yesharim (Way of the Upright) written by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (1707 – 1747) of Padua, Italy.

  • Do you ever feel like the days, months, and years are racing by?
  • Looking back, do you feel you should have accomplished more?
  • Do you feel you have the appropriate tools to assess your own values?
  • Would you like to be a better person in every one of your life’s roles?
Your thoughts, attitudes and activities – your life is to a large extent the result of your personal perspective and convictions.
Centuries have gone by since the creation of Mesillas Yesharim, The Way of the Upright. Rabbi Elijah of Vilna, one of the greatest Torah scholars to have ever lived, said of its author, “If Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzatto were still alive, I would go across Europe on foot to learn from him.” For millions, The Way of the Upright has been — and remains — the guide to ascend the ladder of spiritual growth and refinement of character, and to come closer to Hashem.
Esther’s series, Live Life Better, will connect you with its timeless teachings so you too can realize your full potential.
Join our study group of like-minded women who are interested in self discovery and learning what the Torah, Talmud and Jewish Sages have taught us about unlocking our human potential.

Live Life Better will:

• Present a system of down-to-earth self-help techniques
• Stimulate your thinking
• Provide you with the tools to assess your own values
• Challenge you to greater personal growth

Class dates

Tuesdays:

Nov 7, 14, 28; Dec 5, 12; Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20, 27; Mar 6, 13

OR

Thursdays:

Nov 9, 16. 30; Dec 7, 14; Jan 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar 1, 8, 15

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Rabbi Israel Becker Presents “Soul Purpose, An Amazing Journey of Self Discovery” for men and women

Soul Purpose15 Week Course Starting November 7

Day and Time: Tuesdays 10:00am- 11:30am

Cost: $290 Tuition includes class materials and the book Derech Hashem (Pathway of G-d) written by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto (1707 – 1747) of Padua, Italy.

  • Can one grasp why there is good and evil in the world without understanding G-d’s character and essence?
  • Can one make sense of human responsibility without delving into the purpose of Creation?
  • Is it possible to discuss man’s quest for spirituality without learning how G-d’s free will and providence balance each other?
  • Can one even attempt to learn about angels without first understanding humanity?
  • Without appreciating the potential and greatness of every human being, can one understand what it means to be Jewish?

Using the masterpiece work, The Way of G-d written by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto as a starting point, Soul Purpose: An Amazing Journey to Self Discovery will illuminate the magnificent pattern that brings the all the answers together into an interlocking, organized system.

Class Dates:

Tuesdays:

Nov 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 5, 12; Jan 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb 6, 13, 20; Mar 6, 13

Series is open to men and women. Here is a taste of the topics we will be exploring.

G-d’s Existence and Character • Spirituality in a Physical World
• Purpose of Creation • Angels
• Providence and Free Will • The World to Come
• Human Responsibility • Daily and Seasonal Jewish Life
• Good and Evil • Israel and the Nations

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ONGOING CLASSES

The 40-Day Challenge

“The 40-Day Challenge” is a free weekly 45-minute class designed to help like-minded women increase their levels of awareness in relation to G-d. Jewish wisdom teaches that repeating an activity for 40 days forms a habit. Class participants engage at a practical level, as we invite G-d into our lives in simple ways, and form new intellectual and emotional pathway. Start days are flexible of the two 40-day spans for the Fall series. Newcomers always welcome. Please contact Esther Becker for detailed class schedule, ewbecker@me.com 520-591-7680.

Sundays 10:30 a.m.

 

Register (class is free)

 
Biblical Breakthroughs (For Men and Women)

Class resumes November 10

Day and Time: Fridays at 12:00 noon
Cost: Your commitment to serious study

Get a “life lift” every Friday! Join Rabbi Becker for stimulating and provocative discussions based on the Torah portion, the Talmud and commentaries. Each week participants together “plunge” into the sacred texts leading to challenging questions and healthy debate. In our pursuit of truth our thoughts crystallize and we emerge each week with “breakthrough” lessons that reshape our values, enhance our character and bring refreshing new meaning to our lives.


Talmud Class for Men 40+

Talmud Class for men 40+

Class resumes November 14

    1. Day and Time: Tuesdays Evenings
    1. Cost: Your commitment to serious study
    1. Contact Rabbi Becker at 520-747-7780 or yzbecker@me.com

Along the Talmudic Trail (For Men Ages 18-40)

Class resumes November 13

Along the Talmud Trail
    1. Day and Time: Mondays Evenings
    1. Cost: Your commitment to serious study

Acquire the skills to unlock the teachings of the Talmud.

Why do Jews argue?…Why not? Our great grandfathers retired from business early so they could study Talmud. Learning Talmud is to participate personally in the great debates and rituals of Judaism. Talmud study puts you in the center of legal reasoning, critical analysis and argument that has strengthened Jewish belief for over 3,000 years. Your guides for this experience are Rabbi Becker’s enthusiasm and Rashi’s timeless commentaries. Where else can you become a Yeshiva student without leaving Tucson? This study will move your mind and your heart.

What People Are Saying

“I feel that I have learned more from this class than any I have ever taken. This class is incredible. You leave each week feeling totally energized.”

– Cliff Altfeld


Men’s Mishne Club

Weekdays at 6:15 am, Sundays at 7:15 am, and Shabbos at 8:15 am

Join us and be dazzled by the vast scope of the knowledge of our Sages

From agriculture to astronomy, from architecture to business acumen, from medical to civil and domestic issues, from daily and holiday prayers to respecting others property, the Mishne covers it all. We are now in our twelfth year and have already completed all sixty books of the Mishne. We are now in our second cycle. Come and be part of this amazing learning experience.