10:30 am to 11:30 am

Laurel school, 1 lyman Circle in Shaker Heights

Childcare available

Members: Free Non-Members: $10


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OCT. 28

Lisa Aiken: 
 “Why Me, G-d? Coping with Suffering”

Dr. Lisa Aiken is a psychologist in private practice with individuals and couples for nearly 40 years. She has authored and co-authored 11 books on a variety of Jewish topics, including Why Me, G-d: a Jewish Guide to Coping with Suffering. She has also given talks to diverse audiences in more than 250 cities on six continents, and resides in Jerusalem, Israel with her family.

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DEC. 16

Yosef Mendelevitch: “A Refusenik’s Story”

Yosef Mendelevitch is from the former Soviet Union and as a refusenik, he survived 11 years of the Gulag Communist labor camps. There have been many articles, books and documentaries about his life, including his autobiography,Unbroken Spirit: A Heroic Story of Faith, Courage and Survival. Rabbi Mendelevitch lives with his wife and family in Jerusalem, Israel. 

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JAN. 27

Lori Palatnik: A JFX Webinar - “Gossip, Lies and Lessons”

Lori Palatnik is a Jewish outreach educator, blogger, author, and speaker. She is the founding director of the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project and spread her influence in Toronto, Denver, and Rockville, MD. Lori’s popular books include Friday Night and Beyond: the Shabbos Experience Step-by-Step, Gossip: Ten Pathways to Eliminate It from Your Life and Transform Your Soul and Turn Your Husband into Your Soul Mate. 

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Alan Morinis: “How Mussar Changed My Life”

Dr. Alan Morinis is the founder of The Mussar Institute and an active interpreter of the teachings and practices of the Mussar tradition, about which he regularly gives lectures and workshops. Morinis was trained as an anthropologist at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship, and has also explored Far East spirituality. His newest book on Mussar, With Heart in Mind, was published in August 2014. Dr. Morinis lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife of 30 years.

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