Beth Sholom
Classes at Beth Sholom – Frederick, MD

Elul – Capturing the past, present and future


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Power of Kaddish


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Spring Into Action


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Empower Yourself – Shame
Nobody likes to feel embarrassed or shamed, but it might just be your most important trait!


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Empower Yourself – Joy
Learning the secret to a happy and joyful life


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Your Money or Your Life – Lost But Not Gone
Exploring the expression, “Finders keepers, Losers weepers” from a Torah perspective asnd other life lessons


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Yom Kippur – Lessons From the Book of Jonah


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Rosh Hashanah – At Your Service, Sir
What should our approach be in order to merit a good year?


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Nitzavim/Vayelech – Don’t Ever Give Up
A timely message before the High Holidays


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Your Money or Your Life – Intro & Stealing
Series of classes dedicated to exploring the Torah’s perspective on one’s relationship with money.


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Tazria – Listen to Your Messages
What lessons are we to learn from the Biblical account of someone afflicted by Tzora’as and subsequent purification process?


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Shemini – Kosher, Aharons Sons & Respect for Sages
An interesting look at some laws regarding Kosher, An analysis of what happened to Aharon’s 2 sons, and some insights we can learn from them.


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Purim – Epic Battle Take 2 (Kabbalah Class)
The Jewish perspective on Reincarnation and how the struggle between Mordechai and Haman is a repeat of the battle between Yaakov and Esav.


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Little Orphan Esther

Why does the Megillah that we read on Purim only mention that Esther’s background was that she was an orphan and raised by Mordechai? Also, what significance is there for the Megillah to record that Mordechai was one of those exiled from Israel after the destruction of the first Temple?


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 Ki Sisa – 13 Attributes of Mercy
Exploring the real meaning and understanding of the 13 Attributes of Mercy that are associated with G-d.


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Pekudei – Miscalculated Love
Love means serving with our entire heart whenever an opportunity presents itself. The leaders of each tribe miscalculated and lost out on a golden opportunity.


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Yisro – Self Defense from a Torah Perspective
Various insights from the Parsha with great relevance in today’s world. A detailed look at the Torah’s perspective on Murder and Self Defense.


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Vayaishev – Effort Vs Success

What did Joseph do wrong to warrant an extra 2 years of jailtime added to his sentence? This week we explore the relationship between effort and success.


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Vayeitzei – Relying On Our Father In Heaven
How could Jacob respond to Rachel’s request for children in such a harsh and callous manner?


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Vayeira – It Doesn’t Matter Whether You Win or Lose

Parshas Vayeira – We learn from Abraham’s behavior how to deal with success as well as failure.


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Lech Lecha – The First Real World War

The First Real World War – Foreshadowing for the future


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