CLINTON, N.J. - Larger Than Life, a new seven-session series for women, is being offered by the Women’s Rosh Chodesh Society of Chabad of Hunterdon County.
The program begins Thursday, Nov. 8. The course will be taught once per month, for a total of seven lessons and is designed for women at all levels of Jewish knowledge.
The program poses challenging questions. Should a mother share private information about her daughter in the hopes of getting help? Is it ethical to take advantage of a vendor’s liberal return policies? Are we expected to still respect an abusive parent? How do we know what is right?
Larger Than Life explores and provides every woman with an in-depth understanding of the key Jewish values that were so influential in molding civilization.
This series will shine a spotlight on the Torah view of our social and ethical responsibilities, and guide us in how to live larger than life by weaving G-d into every detail. Each lesson of this curriculum contains an applicable, resonant, and highly impactful personal takeaway message.
The first class is called “Hide & Peek" and will explore the phenomena that in today's age of constant broadcasting via social media, the borders of privacy have grown blurry. In a world where all is bared and nothing barred, it becomes difficult to strike the right balance. Human dignity is sacred, and a vital element of that is respect for privacy of ourselves and others. How are we to act, when we require information - perhaps to protect human dignity - but recognize that obtaining it conflicts with the same?
Larger Than Life classes will be held at 90 Beaver Ave. in Clinton. The class is open to all women, regardless of affiliation or religious background. The cost of the course is $18 / class, or $90 for the full course, which includes a textbook.
In addition to the regular class schedule, social elements and events will be incorporated as an additional way for women of the community to spend time together and connect. The gatherings include Comedy for a Cause on Thursday, Nov. 29, featuring comedians Marion Grodin and Karen Krents.
Wine, coffee and refreshments will be served.