Academy of Jewish Learning & Living

The Academy of Jewish Learning and Living is a project of the Chabad Center in Natick through which students of all ages and backgrounds come in quest of a closer relationship to Jewish texts and traditions and , ultimately, to G‑d. The Academy of Jewish Learning and Living and our on-going collaboration with the National Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) have been a great success, enabling us to provide quality educational experiences, festive holiday celebrations and a variety of special events to the entire MetroWest Jewish Community.

The JLI is the largest institute of adult learning of its kind, offering classes in over 250 cities around the world. The JLI's professionally concieved courses are taught through interactive dialogue accompanied by dynamic textbooks and audio-visual presentations. JLI courses are designed for students ranging from first-time learners to those with years of prior study. The Instutute follows a powerful path of discovery and depth in order to touch the Jewish soul of its learners.

The Chabad Center runs programs from the JLI and the Academy of Jewish Learning and Living simultaneously. The Academy of Jewish Learning and Living offers courses, workshops, holiday programs, lectures, special events for adults, teens and families.

If you are a returning participant, welcome back! If our programs are new to you, please feel free to contact Rabbi Fogelman at [email protected] with questions and concerns. And please be assured that the spiritual nourishment of our sacred texts and holidays are open to you no matter what your level of previous Jewish education or observance.

Join us! We look forward to studying and celebrating with you!

For specific holiday classes, Hebrew courses or women's Rosh Chodesh society, click here for the next upcoming dates.

Below is a synopsis of our constantly on-going class (for details, click the individual links):

Day Time About For Info
Tuesday Nights 7-8pm mystical book of Tanya

call or email Michael Milman 617-794-7578, [email protected]

2nd Tuesday of Every Month 12:15-1:30 PM The Book of Tanya/ Lunch [email protected]
Sunday mornings 10-11am Amazing Torah Class call the Chabad office
Shabbat Morning 9:15-10am Chassidut walk-in
Shabbat Day after Kiddush Prayer (Women) walk-in
Shabbat Evening btwn. Mincha and Maariv Topics of Interest walk-in

*None of these classes require prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish studies. To be sure the class is in session, you are advised to contact our office at 508-650-1499 in advance.