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Special Events

Specialty Courses


At the Academy we aim to provide a forum for open discussion, lectures and debate, tackling a smorgasbord of subjects and issues.

Our goal is to ensure that Academy participants are offered a vast array of the most innovative and inspiring lectures and workshops possible, all presented by experts in their respective fields.

Throughout the year the Academy will offer four inspiring lectures by some of the world's most sought-after Jewish thinkers, theologians, academics, and educators.

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This new course will present a definitive and systematic exploration of the nature of Chassidic philosophy, describing the unique role that Chassidus plays within Torah, and its fundamental connection with the soul.
A new Tanya Lecture Series
First Series: November 2013 – January 2014
Meeting Today's Challenges to Jewish Survival
An Evening with Rabbi Michael Skobac
World Renown Authority on Jewish Continuity
As we approach the Jewish New Year, The Jewish Academy is proud to present our High Holidays Educational Series.
Join us for a three-week virtual tour the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
Instructor: Rabbi Binyomin Bitton
July 2-23, 2013
Join us this summer at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA, August 6-11, 2013
150 lectures, 40 renowned personalities, one luxurious hotel and cuisine experience. Let the power of Jewish thinking enrich your life. Spend five days of learning and discovery with master Torah teachers. Explore new ideas and expand your horizons in an open, embracing environment. Relax, reflect, and refresh your spirit in a luxurious setting. Meet new friends and experience meaningful Jewish living.
Raising the Next Generation to Thrive, Not Just Survive – As Jews
A talk by Rabbi Michael Skobac
Raising the Next Generation
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The cookbooks are a collection of over 240 stories and over 500 recipes collected from Holocaust Survivors form around the world. Joanne tells how the cookbooks were created and she will relate several of the most moving and miraculous stories that appear in the two books.
Rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy to Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Workshop: Who’s Your Higher Power?
What is the basis for viewing addiction as a spiritual illness? A theological, therapeutic and historical perspective with practical answers.

Lecture: Emotional Sobriety
Can you become addicted to bad feelings and toxic relationships? A discussion on using the spiritual tools of recovery to improve our lives.
Friday, November 2, 2012:
Young Adult Friday Night Dinner
'Love without Pain'

Shabbat, November 3, 2012:
Grand Community Kiddush Lunch
'The Kaballah of WWIII'