Living Torah- a Weekly Video Magazine

Time: Sunday, 9:30 am following services
Location: Chabad of Irvine

The Rebbe

A video presentation of the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Three thousand years ago at a mountain in a desert, a people gathered and heard G‑d speak. Since the day the Torah was given, generations of Jews lived by it and died for it. In every generation, sages and simple folk studied, argued and contemplated the Torah. Their questions, answers and lessons became a dynamic part of Torah tradition. In our time, the Rebbe illuminated Torah’s traditional teachings in a revolutionary light. He conveyed its secrets to a generation and exemplified their ability to live its lessons every day. When he taught, he would always apply the Torah’s wisdom as a lesson in daily life. Learn from the Rebbe how to live.

Daily Torah Portion 

Time: Weekday Mornings 8:00 am, following services
Location: Chabad of Irvine
Instructor: Rabbi Alter Tenenbaum

Gallery: Sefer Torah Dedication
The Five Books of Moses are divided into 53 “sidros” or portions- each of which serve as “The Sedra” for a given week of the year. Likewise, ever Sedra is divided into 7 portions-each of which serve as the “Parsha” for the given day of the week. Thus, by “religiously” studying the portion of the day, one could, in effect, complete the study of the entire Chumash during the course of the year. Held immediately following the morning services, the daily portion of Chumash along with Rashi’s commentary, is reviewed and clearly explained. This class, spiced with humorous anecdotes, is sure to be a hit.

Daily Tanya - A Tale of Two Souls 

Time: Weekday Mornings following "Daily Torah Portion"
Location: Chabad of Irvine
Instructor: Rabbi Alter Tenenbaum

AdultEducation_Small.jpgTanya is a basic and fundamental guide to Chassidic philosophy.  It captures the deepest most abstract and profound mystical concepts of Torah and translates them into a tangible, comprehensible and inspirtational approach to sercing the Al-mighty.  Authored by the legendary Rabbi Schnuer Zalman of Liadi, first Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch dynasty, it incorporates within it everything from the most sublime and supernal to the most practical and mundane.  The book of Tanya has been described as a great source of practical psychology for the layman as well as for the mystic.  Concepts of the Kabbalah simply explained in contemporary language.  Emphasis on practical value, insights into human psychology, depression and ecstasy, divine and animal soul, self-awareness, resurrection and reincarnation, spirituality and self- centeredness, "karma" and free will.   

 Lunch N Learn - Torah Studies

Time: Wednesday, 12:00 p.m 
Location: JCC- One Federation Way, Suite 200 
Instructor: Rabbi Alter Tenenbaum

PrayerThis class will provide a general overview of the Torah portion of the given week accompanied by Midrashic comentaries, philisophical insights and practical lessons. In addition, specific verses will be selected for closer scruntiny and deeper anaylsis. An ideal intellectual and spiritual prepping for Saturday's synagogue Torah reading.


 Chassidic Discourses  
Time: 9:30 am Shabbat Morning 
Location: Chabad of Irvine

learning small.jpgThis class is designed for both the beginner and the advanced students. The texts being used are the discourses written by the previous Chabad Rebbes. The class follows the texts of these discourses and deals with the basics in Chabad Chassidic teachings along with mystical concepts.