More than 300 adults will gather at eight Chabad centers across the area for “Judaism’s Gifts to the World,” a six-week JLI course starting the last week in January. Courses are offered at Chabad centers in Fair Lawn, Fort Lee, Franklin Lakes, Old Tappan, Rutherford, Teaneck, Tenafly, Wayne, and Woodcliff Lake.
“At a moment where we are witnessing a rise in anti-Semitism, it is important to explore what has been the true impact of Jews and Judaism on civilization,” said Rabbi Ephraim Simon, one of the local instructors. “Understanding Judaism’s historical contribution gives us a deeper appreciation for its continuing relevance and a better understanding of how the moral and ethical institutions we take for granted came into being.”
The course is for everyone, including those without any experience or background in Jewish learning, and is open to the public.