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LYA, JLI present 'Shabbat at Oasis'

LONGMEADOW — The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) and Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) invite the community to explore the mystical, psycho-logical, social, and cultural dimensions of "Shabbat at Oasis in Time: The Gift of Shabbat in a 24/7 World," during the spring semester at JLI.
Participants will unlock a model for achieving balance and serenity in the modern age.
"Over six weeks, we'll uncover timeless principles for how to achieve a life of inner peace while making each workday more productive and fulfilling," Rabbi Yakov Wolff, JLI instructor, said.
This course will be offered at LYA, 1148 Converse St., for six Wednesdays, beginning May 11 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fee for the course, which includes a student textbook, is $100 with a couple's discount of $70.
The course will also be offered at the law offices of James Smith, 1331 Main St., Springfield, for six consecutive Thursdays beginning May 12 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
"I see this course as Judaism's secrets to serenity," Wolff said. "Amidst the many distractions in our age of information technology, it will empower individuals of all persuasions to find respite from perpetual urgencies and focus on what's truly important in life."
Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI's Brooklyn headquarters, and author of the course, said, "We explore the mystical, psycho-logical, social, and cultural dimensions of Shabbat to unlock a model for how to find serenity and a transcendent frame of mind throughout life's experiences. From traditional and kabbalistic sources, we uncover insights that shed light on tranquility and the meaning of Shabbat, as well as timeless principles for how to achieve a life of inner peace while making each workday more productive and fulfilling."
Interested students may call 348-4978 or visit www.myJLI.com for registration and other course-related information.
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