A MONTHLY LUNCH-AND-LEARN SERIES FOR WOMEN
How do we empower ourselves to make courageous and meaningful decisions?
I'm delighted to invite you to join our third annual monthly women’s Lunch-and-Learn series, a learning experience by women for women. It is my honor to welcome you!
Each month we get together (over great food, of course!) to explore the rich, fascinating, relevant, and meaningful insights from the Torah's teachings.
This year's new series, One Wow Moment, takes a peek at pivotal moments of personal decision within the lives of seven women of biblical fame. We will investigate the psychology and internal strengths that propelled these women, with remarkable effectiveness, through times of doubt and timidity. (See below for the seven special women and topics).
In our modern life, we constantly face crossroads bearing mixed signals. This course is a valuable and intriguing guide to finding our inner confidence, courage, empowerment, altruism, and deeper purpose when faced with unexpected opportunities, personal dilemmas, and moments of consequential decision.
It will be a special journey, and I hope that you will join us!
Two Views of You
Overcoming Inclination via an External Perspective
Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 12:30 PM
All humans suffer from unconscious bias; we are too close emotionally to our internal trees to see our forest with full objectivity. This lesson analyzes a slice of the life of our Matriarch Sarah, to demonstrate that the seemingly laudable might be unsound, and to reveal a G-d sent solution.
Being Jewish in All of Life’s Roles
Tuesday, Dec. 12 | 12:30 PM
We seek meaningful lives, but our material needs swallow our time and focus. Our Matriarch Rebecca’s twins embodied the clash between untethered spirituality and untamed materiality. This lesson explores Rebecca’s solution to this impasse as a guide for our own lives.
Mother of Devotion
The Limits of Sacrifice
Tuesday, Jan. 9 | 12:30 PM
Humans are primed for self-preservation, not to sacrifice their interests or assets for others. Does Judaism expect us to make such sacrifices, and if so, to what degree? This lesson analyzes the life of our Matriarch Rachel, for inspiration and guidance on the value of acting altruistically.
Affection in Direction
Rebuking with Love and Respect
Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 12:30 PM
Life includes being redirected and redirecting others. This lesson probes the story of Abigail, a wise woman who rebuked a king, to reveal the empathetic motivation underlying her rebuke and to discover Judaism’s secret of successful intervention and redirection.
Using Every Resource for G-d’s Purpose
Tuesday, March 12 | 12:30 PM
Talent, time, funds, friendship, position, personality—are our resources truly ours? Which of them does Judaism expect us to devote to a higher purpose, and to what extent? This lesson consults Queen Esther; her answers guide us toward a comprehensively meaningful existence.
Against the Tide
Acting Morally in an Immoral Society
Tuesday, April 9 | 12:30 PM
Judaism promotes cohesiveness and community, but not if the result is morally repugnant. It can be incredibly difficult to resist social or peer pressure. This lesson analyzes a moment in the life of heroic Princess Batya, providing us with tangible tools for handling such pressure.
Opting for Tough but True
Tuesday, May 14 | 12:30 PM
Is there anything wrong with selecting the easiest, least burdensome path at each personal crossroads? This lesson examines the story of Ruth, which highlights shouldering instead of shirking responsibility, unveils our true self-worth, and guides us toward unexpected power.
Seven monthly sessions
Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9, May 14.
If there is interest, we will add an evening class option. Contact Mushky if you are interested.
In-person, at the Dubov home
3805 Quarton Road, Bloomfield Hills
Mrs. Mushky Dubov
Director, Chabad of Bloomfield Hills
$125 - full series registration (course textbook included)
Register by session: $20 per session.
Bring a friend: 50% off (contact us for the promo code)
Join the first class commitment-free.