Soulmates Course

  • A fascinating, professional course on relationships in Jewish tradition.

    From sexuality to gender differences to boundaries, to quarrels and compromise, the Torah does not pull any punches or beat around any bushes.

    Whether you are currently married, considering someday tying the knot, or simply seek to better understand the spiritual root of love and marriage,  Soulmates  is a course drawing on timeless Jewish wisdom that will forever change how you think about the important relationship in your life.

    Classes will be held in the downtown area. Apps and textbook included. Suggested donation: $30.

    New course run dates: 3 TUESDAYS, JANUARY 10-17-24 7 P.M.

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  • Course is subsidized thanks to the generosity of Jacob and Eva Bannet. 

    Course Syllabus:

    Lesson 1
    Two Halves, One Whole
    The Cosmic Root of Love

    Is love as simple as mutual chemistry, or is there something more than the force of attraction that connects two people? Is marriage really necessary, if we can reap its benefits without entering into a life-long commitment? What is the true definition of a "soulmate," and how does this impact our relationship? This fascinating lesson uncovers the mystical root of love and marriage according to Jewish thought.

    Lesson 2
    Behind Closed Doors
    Judaism’s View of Intimacy

    Is G-d comfortable in the bedroom? Is sexual intimacy holy? Profane? Mundane? Holy, but only as a means to procreation? What does Judaism have to say about sexuality and how to enhance the intimacy between husband and wife? This lesson taps into Judaism’s vast reservoir of wisdom, both practical and kabbalistic, on a topic your Hebrew school teacher likely never broached.

    Lesson 3
    Beloved Friends
    Synergizing and Sanctifying Love and Desire

    We all start out starry-eyed, but is "passionate marriage" realistic in the long-term? How can one relationship give us the comforting security we crave from commitment as well as the spark of novelty and mystique that fuels desire? The mitzvah of taharat hamishpachah, or "family purity," has long been shrouded in mystery and misconception. Yet these laws may just hold the secret to synchronizing--and sanctifying--these paradoxical aspects of marriage, while also revealing an unparalleled connection between us and G-d.

    For the full 7 lesson (6-course) syllabus, click here 

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