catalog OF CLASSES FOR 2022 - 2023!

Chabad of Putnam is proud to present our Torah Studies catalog of classes for the upcoming year.

At Chabad, we value a deep, rich learning experience and we aim to provide this in an unequivocal way. This is why we have brought you a Torah Studies program of the highest caliber, developed by the world-renowned Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. The program brings you a series of stimulating text and discussion based classes that take place on a monthly basis. Our lessons will engage you in a multidimensional way by challenging you intellectually, spiritually and emotionally. They explore contemporary issues through a Torah perspective as well as tackling timeless questions in the Jewish tradition.

I invite you to browse through the topics in this catalog and to join us for some inspirational study. These classes are open to all, whatever your level of learning may be, and I encourage you to bring your friends along.

Rabbi Avi Korer
5 Fair Street Carmel NY 10512



Classes are Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 pm.
No charge for Classes
Donations welcome | Sponsor $180

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Each class is designed in a way that it is a self-contained entity. 
Accordingly, you may come to one or all classes.

Feel free to try out a class - no strings attached

Tuesday, September 6 2022
Is There a Case for Perfectionism'
A Time to Be Right, a Time to Do What's Right

Elijah the prophet is one of the most beloved figures in Jewish lore, famed for mysterious visits and messianic tidings. But his life story was one of fire and brimstone. So who, really, is Elijah? Discover your inner Elijah and his historical counterpart, as well: none other than Moses.

Tuesday, November 1 2022
Line in the Sand
Sometimes, We Must Be Unequivocal

G‑d brought ten plagues on the Egyptians, right? Of course. But did you know that some of them were experienced by the Jews, too? Wait . . . What? That’s right: the Jews were subjected to some of the plagues to make a bold statement that some things must be unequivocal—for everyone.

Tuesday, December 6 2022
Tending to G‑d's Children
Parenting Isn't Only about You

Let’s face it: parenting is really, really hard—perhaps one of the most challenging things in the world. So here’s a thought: your children are entrusted to you by G‑d, so He must believe in you that you’re up to the job. Run with it.

Tuesday, January 3 2023
Healthy Boundaries
The Gravity of Overstepping into the Mundane

Life presents all sorts of situations that challenge us to keep within our moral, ethical, and religious bounds. A lesser known law of Shabbat observance that cautions against wandering too far out of town teaches us the right formula for a healthy framework.

Tuesday, February 7 2023
Lift Your Hands above Your Head
Reaching the Pinnacle of Human Achievement . . . and Beyond

Are you possessive about your own personal space? Through the lens of an interesting discussion about the parameters of personal space in Jewish law, discover the limits of your own personal growth—and how to smash them, too.

Wednesday, March 1 2023
I Went in with an Escape Plan. It Didn't Work
The Case for Going All-In

Have you tried doing something while trying to leave the back door open—you know, with your eyes on the way out just in case you don’t get too excited about it? If yes, it probably didn’t work. Discover the formula for maturing from “why not?” to “of course!”

Tuesday, March 28 2023
The Timeless Temple
Bringing the Message of the Temple to Every Corner of Life

A holy Temple on a shining hilltop is a beautiful idea, but the true message of the Tempe is realized in everyday life: when you help another person on your way to work, the Temple project is validated. It’s time we build our own Temples.

Tuesday, May 2 2023
It's a Different World Today. It's Time to Play Offense
Asserting Our Judaism in a Society Ready to Hear Our Message

The long and colored story of the Jewish people speaks volumes of oppression and denied opportunity. A debate between Mordechai and Esther coupled with Mordechai’s apparent outrageous behavior set the stage for a dramatic shift in thinking: it’s finally time we wear our ideals loud and proud.

Tuesday, June 6 2023
Today or Tomorrow'
A Rip-Roaring Ride across the Talmudic Sea to the Raging Waters of Life

Two Talmudic sages debated different things that seem entirely unrelated. Discover the hidden key that threads them all together, and by the time you’re done navigating the waters, you may just emerge with the ship of your life steered in a profound, new direction.

Wednesday, July 5 2023
The People Always Come First. Except for when They Don't
A True Leader Isn't Concerned about Being a True Leader

The last effective leadership book you read preached the qualities of placing others' needs before yours. But then life gets tricky, and certain times call for other priorities. What to do? A lofty effort of twelve noble leaders gone flat tells the story of true leadership.

Tuesday, August 1 2023
When Humility Isn't Healthy and Pride Is Perfect
When You're Truly Small, Then You're Really Big

A curiously small letter appears in the first word of book number three of the Torah. With the help of a story about a famous Rebbe teaching his young grandson, what starts off as a lesson in humility turns into a much broader instruction on how to ace the balance between humility and pride.

Tuesday, September 5 2023
The Freedom to Be You
Breaking Free from the Confusion of Egypt to the Clarity of Purpose

Fewer things can be as constricting, crushing, and stifling than waking up in the morning and not being able to answer why you should even get out of bed. Discover the recipe for freedom in the story of the Exodus. Hint: The road starts and finishes right in none other than . . . YOU. 

Chabad of Putnam

5 Fair Street. Carmel, NY 10512