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Summer Series

  • August Midrasha Summer Series

    Forgiveness:  Gateway to a Higher Consciousness

    Wednesdays:  August 9, 16, 23, & 30; 10:30 – noon

    This course will discuss and analyze why forgiving may be so difficult; what forgiveness is and what it is not; multiple levels of forgiveness; forgiving others and oneself; understanding anger and resentment…and much, much more…

    Most importantly, through participation in these sessions, while using Jewish sources as a guide, participants will begin to simply realize that conflict is natural to life and imagining we can escape from it is sheer nonsense.  Students will also come to learn that one’s attempt at “forgiveness” is not a one-time act, but an ongoing attitude rooted in the knowledge that conflict is as systemic to living as breathing.


    This course of study is dedicated to the precious memory of Selma Hopen, a”h, who last summer suggested this topic for discussion.


    Rabbi Akiva Mann was a congregational rabbi for over twenty-five years and is currently the Director of the Institute of Jewish Knowledge and Learning in Southern Florida.  He lectures extensively on Jewish philosophy, ethics, and mysticism.  He has been an instructor in the Orloff CAJE Midrasha Graduate program for the past ten years.


    Cost: $25 per sesson or $90 for four weeks


    Location:  The Orloff CAJE Teacher Resource Center in the Katz Building

    5890 S. Pine Island Road

    Davie, 33328


    To register or for additional information, please e-mail or call Judy Asuleen, jasuleen@orloffcaje.org or (954) 660-2074