CHAI: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute

Date: Nov 12, 2018 - Nov 12, 2018

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Sponsor: JTS Learning in Your Community

Location: New York State

Category: JTS in Your Community

Five-Part Lecture Series With JTS Scholars

Chai: the Cooperative Hebrew Adult Institute is a a multi-synagogue adult education institute held at the Dix Hills Jewish Center in cooperation with the Hereld Institute for Jewish Studies of JTS.

Five Mondays: October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19
8:30 p.m.
Dix Hills Jewish Center

November 12 Lecture

“Kabbalah, Hassadism, and the Future of American Jewish Spirituality,” with Dr. Eitan Fishbane, Professor of Jewish Thought, JTS

Mysticism is the spiritual heart of Judaism, the practice and language through which Jews—from antiquity to the present—have expressed a passionate yearning for the Divine Presence. In our own time, Jewish spirituality has once again been energized by the teachings of Kabbalistic and Hasidic masters from generations past, opening contemporary Jews to a rich legacy of the Jewish people. How may we draw upon the resources of Kabbalah and Hasidism in our quest for an authentic and meaningful theology today? How might the life of mitzvot and prayer be invigorated by the imagery and ideas of Jewish mysticism?

The JTS lecture will be preceded by a class with a local clergy member.  


$36 per person for the five weeks of courses and lectures.


For additional information, please click here or contact Gail Jospa at

Dix Hills Jewish Center
555 Vanderbilt Parkway
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Session Dates and Speakers

November 19 with Dr. Shira Epstein