Timed to coincide with Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day, Beyond Never Again, a six-part course about the Holocaust, will premiere in more than 300 locations worldwide, including Northwest Connecticut. Created by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), the world’s largest network of adult education, Beyond Never Again has won support from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem, and more than 100 centers and institutes devoted to studying the Holocaust around the world.
Envisioned as a journey into the intense realm of meaning, Beyond Never Again examines the universal themes that the Holocaust forces us to confront, such as the nature of good and evil, and how empathy and conscience may be nurtured. The course is formulated as a series of facilitated discussions that will enable participants to articulate their personal responses to the Holocaust, and provides relevant angles on some of life’s most difficult questions pertaining to faith and suffering.
Rabbi Joseph Eisenbach of Chabad Lubavitch of Northwest Connecticut will be teaching this course at three different locations: Litchfield, Waterbury and Southbury. In Southbury, classes will be held for six Mondays, starting April 26. In Waterbury and Litchfield, classes will be held for six Thursdays starting April 29, and potential students are welcome to enroll at http://www.myJLI.com or by calling (800) 297-6864.
Beyond Never Again, like all JLI’s courses,is designed for people at all levels of Jewish knowledge. Participants without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning can attend this course. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not to be a member of any particular synagogue or temple.