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Program Guide

Spring 2012

Connecting Jews & Judaism Through Jewish Education

Our Mission

Our Mission is to Connect Jews and Judaism by providing meaningful learning opportunities for every Jewish individual in the Houston area irrespective of background, affiliation, denomination or level of observance and to enable them to experience the joy and vibrancy of Judaism in a welcoming environment.

This Program Guide is Generously Underwritten by Dr. Wayne Dorris & Dr. Jacqueline Hecht

Table of Contents
Welcome ................................................................ 3 Program Listing ...................................................... 4 Class Location Guide .............................................. 7 Schedule Summary ............................................... 8

Welcome ...
Dear Friends, On behalf of the entire staff of TORCH we are proud to present you with the Spring 2012 Program Guide. Please take a few minutes to browse through the full list of daily classes and programs we offer across the Houston Metropolitan area. We are sure you will find some new and thought provoking ideas within our classes that will enlighten your perspective and connection to our rich heritage. We invite you to join us anytime for a One on-One Learning session with a Rabbi, Executive Study or start your very own Home Study Group (Havurah) with your friends. It's Easy and it's usually free! Please visit for a f ull listing of our programs or contact us at for more information or to discuss more learning opportunities.

We look forward to learning together,

Rabbi Yaakov & Devorah Cohen Mrs. Amanda Goldstein Rabbi Yossi & Faige Grossman Rabbi Yaakov & Elky Wohlgelernter Rabbi Aryeh & Zehava Wolbe Rabbi Yaakov & Chaya Wolbe 3

The Empowerment Workshop
Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe Sunday - 9:00 AM | Beth Tikvah Arm yourself with powerful tools of personal growth and discover the secret to unlock your true potential.

Foundations. Know Your Judaism

Rabbi Yaakov Cohen Sunday - 10:00 AM | Torah Vachesed
This comprehensive course will be covering all the basics of Judaism: its laws, practices and principles from A to Z.

The Clarity Workshop

Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe Sunday - 11:15 AM | Brith Shalom
Bring a clarity and connection to your real essence and purpose and become the master of your own growth.

Kabbalah & Mysticism

Rabbi Yaakov Cohen
Sunday - 8 PM | Torah Vachesed Join a textual exploration into the deepest teachings of Judaism and learn how it relates to your everyday life.

TALK - Young Adult Chavurah

Rabbi Yaakov Wolbe
Monday - 7:15 PM | Private Residence

Join other dynamic young professionals for dinner and a discussion about practical, relevant Jewish stuff.

Timeless Wisdom of Kabbalah

Rabbi Yaakov Cohen
Monday - 7:30 PM | Beth Torah Master your path to personal growth and fulfillment by gaining a clarity and connection to your soul and its potential. Please visit for registration and program updates

39 Ways to Shabbat
Mrs. Penina Lenga
Monday - 7:30 PM | Torah Vachesed An inspirational journey through the laws of Shabbat while learning to making it more meaningful for you and your family.

24 Traits of Perfection
Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe
Tuesday - 7 PM | Meyerland Minyan Acquiring the tools for a fulfilling life. You'll also learn to appreciate every minute while developing your G-d given soul traits.

Partners in Torah - Live!

One on One Study
Tuesday - 8:15 PM | Meyerland Minyan This is your chance to choose a topic that interests you and learn one-on-one with a learning partner.

The Breakfast Club (for Men)

Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe
Wednesday - 8 AM | Cafe at the J Start your day with the taste of a magnificent breakfast, fresh brewed coffee and sizzling words of Torah.

Prisms (for Women)

Mrs. Devorah Cohen
Wednesday - 10 AM | Aroma Pizza Cafe Gain practical and mystical insight into the weekly Torah well as delicious breakfast and some great new friends!

Beyond the Red String

Rabbi Yaakov Cohen
Thursday - 12 PM | HCRJ Demystifying the mystical and discover the ancient technology of the soul that's got Hollywood buzzing. Please visit for registration and program updates

Kabbalah 101
Rabbi Yakov Cohen
Thursday - 7:30 PM | Shaar Hashalom Explore the textual expos discussing the names of G-d, the worlds, the ten emanations, and their relevancy.

The Purity Workshop

Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe
Thursday - 7:30 PM | Beth El Bring a clarity and connection to our real essence and purpose and become the master of your own growth.

Shabbat Prayer Experience

Rabbi Yossi & Faige Grossman
Shabbat - 10 AM | Meyerland Minyan Bring the whole family and ENJOY the personalized touch of our introductory prayer experience!

Challah Baking Workshop Mrs. Zehava Wolbe

Monthly on 3rd Wednesday - 8 PM | Details Online Have fun while learning the art of baking the most delicious Challah ever!

Mommy & Me ASCENT Women

Monthly on Last Thursday | Details Online Meet new friends; mommies and babies while having fun with your baby! Baby Massage, baby Yoga and more.

Hebrew Reading Mrs. Amanda Goldstein

6 Week Series - 7:30 PM | Seasonal | Details Online
Learn how to read basic Hebrew in just six weeks guaranteed! No prior knowledge necessary!

Brachot Party Mrs. Devorah Cohen

Monthly on Rosh Chodesh | Details Online
The Power of Blessings, food and Amen. Have Fun with other Women - spirituality guaranteed! Please visit for registration and program updates

Jewish Ethics Institute

With Rabbi Yossi Grossman

Legal Medical Business Ethics Conference

Enjoy a discussion on relevant ethical challenges and dilemmas over delicious Kosher lunch.

CLE - Legal Ethics (Accredited)

Vinson & Elkins | Monthly on Second Tuesday (12 PM) Loev Law Firm | Monthly on last Wednesday (12 PM)

CME - Medical Ethics (Accredited)

Brith Shalom | Weekly on Wednesdays (8:20 AM) MD Anderson | Monthly on first Tuesday (12 PM)

Business Ethics
Flagship Corp. | Bi-Weekly on Mondays (12 PM)

For more information please visit Jewish Ethics Institute is a Division of TORCH

Class Location Guide

Aroma Pizza Cafe (APC) Beth El (CBE) Beth Rambam (CBR) Beth Tikvah [Clearlake] (TBT-C) Beth Torah [Humble] (TBT-H) Brith Shalom (CBS) Cafe @ the J [JCC] (C@J) Flagship Corp. (FC) Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) Loev Law Firm (LLF) MD Anderson (MDA) Meyerland Minyan (MM) Shaar Hashalom (CSH) Torah Vachesed (CTV) Vinson & Elkins (V&E) Young Israel of Houston (YIH) 6285 Bissonnet Street , 77081 3900 Raoul Wallenberg Lane, 77459 11333 Braesridge Drive, 77071 12411 Park Shadows Trail, 77058 320 Shallow Drive, Humble, 77338 4610 Bellaire Boulevard, 77401 5601 South Braeswood Blvd, 77096 1 Greenway Plaza, Suite 750, 77046 801 Bering Drive, 77057 6300 W. Loop South, Suite 280, 77401 1515 Holcombe Blvd, 77030 9606 Chimney Rock Road, 77096 16020 El Camino Real, 77062 9730 Hillcroft Street, 77096 1001 Fannin Street, 24th Floor, 77002 7823 Ludington Drive, 77071

Schedule Summary for Weekly Programs

TIME 9:00 a 10:00 a 11:15 a 8:00 p 9:15 p 12:00 p 7:30 p 7:15 p 7:30 p 12:00 p 12:00 p 7:00 p 8:15 p 8:30 p 8:00 a 8:20 a 10:00 a 12:00 p 12:00 p 7:30 p 7:30 p 10:00 a DAY Sun Sun Sun Sun Sun Mon Mon Mon Mon Tue Tue Tue Tue Tue Wed Wed Wed Wed Thu Thu Thu Sat VENUE TBT-C CTV CBS CTV YIH FC TBT-H -CTV V&E MDA MM MM CBR C@J CBS APC LLF HCRJ CSH CBE MM PROGRAM Mussar - Empowerment Workshop Foundations. Know Your Judaism. Mussar - Clarity Workshop Kabbalah & Mysticism Character Development Vaad Business Ethics Lunch & Learn Kabbalah - Growth Workshop TALK - Young Adult Chavurah 39 Ways to Shabbos CLE - Legal Ethics CME - Medical Ethics 24 Traits of Perfection Partners in Torah - Live! Mesilat Yesharim (Hebrew) The Breakfast Club CME - Medical Ethics Prisms for Women CLE - Legal Ethics Beyond the Red String Kabbalah 101 Mussar - Purity Workshop Learner's Prayer Experience

Please visit for registration and program updates

Torah Outreach Resource Center of Houston 10101 Fondren Road, Suite 515 Houston, TX 77096 (713) 721-6400 8