Beginning Tuesday, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will present “The Journey of the Soul,” the institute’s new six-session fall 2015 course.
Rabbi Mendel Ceitlin, of Chabad Jewish Center, will conduct the six-week course sessions on Tuesdays at two times and locations — noon at the Goldring-Woldenberg Jewish Community campus, 3747 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, and again at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center, 4141 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie.
“Journey of the Soul” provides spiritual insight into the soul’s journey through life, death, and beyond, as well as ancient Jewish wisdom that sheds light on the philosophical, emotional and practical aspects of coping with death and mourning.
“Science knows very little about the soul and what happens to it post-mortem,” said Rabbi Ceitlin, the local JLI instructor in New Orleans. “It’s about what is truly valuable and meaningful in life which is relevant to everyone, and many in New Orleans have expressed their curiosity to learn about the topic, so we’re expecting a good turnout.”
The course is being offered in joint sponsorship with the Washington School of Psychiatry, enabling medical and mental health professionals to earn continuing education credits for their participation.
Like all previous JLI programs, “Journey of the Soul” is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. The course is open to the public and those need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, temple or other house of worship.
For more information, call (347) 351-6476 or go to the website www.jewishlouisiana.com/JLI for registration and other course-related information.