Our Programs, Lectures, and Plans

The Torah Life Center brings outstanding, internationally renowned scholars and lecturers to the Washington area every month. These scholars are of different backgrounds, professions and orientations all involved with aspects of Jewish life and culture.

The lecturers'  topics have run the gamut from Jewish survival to the Jewish approach to intimacy and mysticism  to counter-missionaries.  In most cases, it has been the scholar's first visit to the Washington community.  These lectures have also been videotaped and sent to Satellite Centers in Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Hilton Head, SC and Pittsburgh, where monthly programs are held with the videos as the focal point.

A sampling of some recent lectures:

star.gif (227 bytes) What, Me Covet? Self Esteem and Jealousy in Jewish Tradition
      by Rabbi Ezriel Tauber, internationally renowned lecturer and bestselling author

star.gif (227 bytes)Maximum Security, Maximum Spirituality,
    
by Dr. Barbara Abrams, an Orthodox psychologist working in a maximum security prison

star.gif (227 bytes) Please, Thank You, and Amen,
    
Rabbi Mordechai Kaminetzsky, bestselling author and most popular weekly internet
     Torah Commentator

star.gif (227 bytes) The School of Hard Knocks: Suffering in Jewish Philosophy,
   
by Rabbi David Ordman, internationally known for his Jewish philosophy lectures

star.gif (227 bytes)Flipper, Willy, and Free Will:Do I really have a choice?
star.gif (227 bytes)Ethics, Hairsplitting, and Judaism,
   
by Rabbi Mordechai Becher, senior lecturer at Yeshivat Ohr Somayach who has inspired and
    and entertained audiences around the world.

star.gif (227 bytes)A Jewish Aproach to Intimacy
star.gif (227 bytes)What Planet Are You From? A Jewish View on Men from Mars and Women from Venus
    
by Dr. Lisa Aiken, leading psychologist, bestselling author, and popular speaker

star.gif (227 bytes)Loving Us to Death: Christian Missionaries and the Jews,
    
by Rabbi Tovia Singer, popular and dynamic expert on missionary issues

star.gif (227 bytes)Mysticism, Meaning and Mitzvah,
     by Rabbi Dovid Gottlieb, world renowned authority on mysticism and author of
    "The Informed Soul"

star.gif (227 bytes)Sophisticated Religion for Sophisticated People,
     Rabbi Berel Wein, Rabbi, historian, author,  and jewish educator

star.gif (227 bytes)Kaballah
     by HaChacham Rabbi Yaakov Hillel, one of the world's leading scholars
     of Kabalah and Renowned  Dean of Yeshiva Ahavat Shalom, Jerusalem.

star.gif (227 bytes)Paradies Lost: Reclaiming Our Spirituality,
    
by Rabbi Yehuda Silver, Rabbi of Congregation Kesser Torah and Director
     of the Center for Jewish Awareness, Memphis, TN.  Founder of Gateways U.S.,
     SEED Educational U.K. and Discovery.

star.gif (227 bytes)How to Control Your Own Destiny:The Power of Speech
    
by Rabbi Shimon Kessin, internationally known psychotherapist, speaker and author.

star.gif (227 bytes) Judaism, Christianity and the Messiah:The Power of Speech
     
by Rabbi Tovia Singer, popular and dynamic expert on missionary issues

star.gif (227 bytes)Yom Ha'Atzmaut: Our Future  is in Our Past: Old Israel, New Israel, and the 21st Century
    
Rabbi Berel Wein, Rabbi, historian, author,  and jewish educator

star.gif (227 bytes)Happiness: Reality or Choice?
    
Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, internationally known lecturer on emotional intelligence, anger and happiness, health and healing

star.gif (227 bytes) Jewish Mysticism: Unlocking the Mysteries of Life
      Rabbi David Goldwasser, Renowned author of "Living on the Edge",  popular lecturer, newspaper editor, and radio commentator

star.gif (227 bytes)Good Enough to Wake the Dead: The Shofar, Resurrection, and Rosh HaShana
Rabbi Avrohom Chaim Feuer, renowned author, lecturer and publisher

star.gif (227 bytes)Does the Unlocked Genome put a Lock on the Human Spirit?
Rebbitzen Lea Kohen, Director of the Jewish Renaissance Center, and a twelfth-generation Jerusalmi

star.gif (227 bytes)lluminating the Miracle of Jewish Survival in the Light of Chanukah
Rabbi Moshe Tuviah Lieff, internationally renowned lecturer and powerful speaker

star.gif (227 bytes)A Jewish Perspective on Peace, Harmony, and Unity
Rabbi Zev Leff, Rabbi of Moshav Mattityahu in Israel, and an acclaimed author and speaker

star.gif (227 bytes) Tzedakah - Filling the World with Kindness: Creating a New World by Giving
Rabbi Avraham Chaim Feuer, Rabbi of Kehillas Beis Avraham and author of  Artscroll's Tehillim, Letter for the Ages, the Shemoneh Esrei and just published Tzedakah Treasury

star.gif (227 bytes) A Jewish Perspective on Total Health
Rabbi Jonathan Rietti, internationally known expert on health and healing.

star.gif (227 bytes) Love and Marriage: a Jewish Perspective
Rabbi David Goldwasser, Renowned author of "Living on the Edge",  popular lecturer, newspaper editor, and radio commentator

star.gif (227 bytes)Love of Israel, the Path to Jewish Unity, Diversified but not Divided
Rabbi David Goldwasser, Renowned author of "Living on the Edge",  popular lecturer, newspaper editor, and radio commentator

star.gif (227 bytes)Rosh HaShana - the Importance of Beginnings
Rabbi Moshe Tuviah Lieff,internationally known powerful speaker

star.gif (227 bytes)A Rare Story of Faith and Courage - A mother's rescue of her children from fire
Chaya Malka Abramson, author of "Who by Fire"

star.gif (227 bytes)Love, Dating, and Marriage
Dr. Lisa Aiken, leading psychologist, bestselling author, and popular speaker

star.gif (227 bytes)Freedom of the Soul: Unlocking the Human Potential
Rabbi David Goldwasser, Renowned author of "Living on the Edge",  popular lecturer, newspaper editor, and radio commentator

star.gif (227 bytes)A Kabbalistic Perspective on our World Crisis
Rabbi Mendell Kessin, renowned speaker on mysticism.

star.gif (227 bytes)How to Create and Maintain a Meaningful Relationship
Rabbi Jeff Forsythe, author, radio show host, and popular speaker.

star.gif (227 bytes)Leading with Meaning: Jewish Ethics in Business
Prof. Moses Pava, chairman Yeshiva University business department.

star.gif (227 bytes)Leading with Meaning: Jewish Ethics in Business Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser, popular lecturer, newspaper editor, and radio commentator

Note: Torah LIfe Center will soon make excerpts from these lectures available via real audio from this site. You can purchase tapes of these lectures by calling the Torah Life Center at: (301) 983-6975

These lectures have consistently attracted several hundred people each month. More importantly,  they have brought together committed Jews with Jews that have never before attended a talk on a Jewish subject.  Orthodox Jews wearing skullcaps sit side by side with secular college students in torn jeans. The special success of Torah Life Center has been to consistently find speakers whose appeal is universal.

The lectures have also had an astounding ripple effect.  Some regular attendees have decided to join a synagogue. Others have decided to send their children to a Jewish day school.  Still others have begun attending Jewish study classes.    These ripples add immeasurably to the strength  of the entire Jewish community.


Shoshanna Tita, director of Torah Life Center, grew up in Israel. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Cologne where she was also a professor of literature. She has lectured throughout the Washington community  and in other cities. Shoshanna Tita

Recent lectures have been offered by Hadassah chapters, the UJA Federation, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the Embassy of Israel, the International Association of Jewish Lawyers, and the American Jewish Committee. 


 

The goal of Torah Life Center is to enlighten, educate and broaden understanding and spirituality of all Jews, no matter what their Jewish background or commitment may be. For more information call (301) 983-6975.

 

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