Wrestling With Fatih

Wrestling With Faith

Most people, even the most devout, struggle with issues about God. We sit in the synagogue during the High Holidays and affirm the essentials of Judaism in theory, but when it comes to trusting God with our daily lives, we share a secret, painful fear that God isn't really looking out for us.

Wrestling with Faith was created for tackling the "BIG" questions that keep people from intimate faith with God. In Wrestling with Faith, we acknowledge the often unspoken doubts and questions that all people share—as we share their invitation for us to dig deeper for the answers.

In Wrestling with Faith, we offer a steady and inspiring voice to help us reaffirm and understand our faith in a world where nothing seems solid or permanent. Drawing upon 3,000 years of Jewish knowledge, as well as a storehouse of literary, psychological, and theological insights, the course examines the fears and doubts that challenge us. It is in these struggles to find meaning that the course lays out a path for belief in a world struggling to find faith; but perhaps more important, it helps us find our own rhythm within which to walk that path.

 Join us for six Lessons  

Six Wednesdays, Starting week of October 24th, 2018
7:30-8:45 p.m.

 LOCATION:

2095 Rose St. Suite 202
Berkeley 94709

 
 FEE:

$79-$99 (textbook included) 
15% Couples discount! 
Join the first class free (with no obligation to continue)

 

For more information: 
Call: 510.679.3118 
Email: office@chabadsuite.com

 
 Course Overview 
 
LESSON 1

Do you believe in G-d?


What is G-d? Can't we live perfectly well without Him: Why bother?

LESSON 2

Does G-d really care?


Many Jewish observances seem petty and burdensome, and they can often interfere with the way we choose to run our lives. What's the point?

LESSON 3

Many Jewish Beliefs Seem Primitive


G-d seems to espouse outdated beliefs such as the notions of a “chosen nation” and designated gender roles.

LESSON 4

A Good G-d Who Does Bad things?


How can we understand and relate to G-d’s intimate and caring presence in our lives amid the experience of suffering and tragedy?

LESSON 5

Are Religion and Science at Odds?


How might a scientific person embrace beliefs that cannot be proven in a lab, or reconcile compelling evidence for the theory of evolution and the age of the universe with a literal reading of the Bible?

LESSON 6

How Can I Relate to a G-d I Cannot See?


Can a finite human have an intimate relationship with an infinite G-d? If it is indeed possible, then how?