May 28, 2023
By The Grace of G-d
“We bring good things to Jewish life.”

Wednesday,  January 13, 2021


These days, it seems like nothing has a shelf life longer than a week. Every day brings another superhero franchise, fashion trend, or dieting fad. News cycles shift by the hour, social media feeds and timelines by the second. With everything flickering, flashing, and constantly updating, it’s little wonder life sometimes feel so impermanent.

For me, there’s no better way to slow things down than to pull back, if only for short while, and try to see things from a more timeless perspective. Our own Jewish traditions are filled with so many breathtaking insights, and they won’t fade away into irrelevance in a few days. Connecting to our own heritage, and ultimately to a divine wisdom, makes the all very human things we do feel richer, more meaningful, and part of something longer lasting.

The Torah Studies program at  Chabad of Augusta  makes this happen. Each class take a topic or idea in Jewish thought to explore, tease out, and bring into play with our own lives. Each one is built around texts that we’ll learn together so that you can see these ideas for yourself, argue over them, and apply them to life your own way. Below, you can see an outline of a few of the upcoming sessions, and I’d love if you could join me for what promises to be a fun, engaging, and deeply rewarding learning experience. They are open to everyone, of all abilities, so bring along a friend too!

Classes will be on zoom and in person at Chabad of Augusta (with masks and distances).

Wednesdays at 7:30pm, beginning January 13. 

Fee is $36 book included. 

RSVP a MUST by reply email or phone.

Shalom, and have a great week,

Rabbi Zalman Fischer

Wednesday, January 13 2021
Rooting Out Recidivism
The Quest to Cure the Problem, Not the Symptom

Fierce debates rage around questions of law and order, the rate of incarceration, and community policing. Yaakov’s swift departure from the fabled town of Be’er Sheva, to avoid peace talks, is the surprising setting in which the insight to these questions can be found.

Wednesday, January 20 2021
The Day Your Soul Is Set Afire
The Chassidic Holiday You've Never Heard of That Will Change Your Life

A famed Chassidic master taught that when we set out to conquer the world, we should only let our bodies out of the gate, remaining true to our soul. This pithy teaching contains the secret to the life you’re looking for, and there’s a whole new holiday to celebrate it. Lechayim!

Wednesday, January 27 2021
The Treadmill of Life
If Yesterday Was Good, Today Must Be Even Better

Learning to take your first step as a baby was a true feat. As an adult, it’s hopefully not. That’s the way it works: Yesterday’s accomplishment becomes today’s norm—and it’s up to you to build from there. Access this truth by way of a curious Scriptural quirk about an obscure Canaanite city.

Wednesday, February 3 2021
Every Victory Is Worth Celebrating
You Don't Have to Win the War, So Concentrate on the Battle

“What is Chanukah?” asks the Talmud. Far from this being a simple question any Hebrew School kid can answer, the Talmud challenges us to ask what it is that we consider to be the primary lesson of the Chanukah miracle. Look to the candles and remember that it’s not so much about winning as it is about fighting.

Wednesday, February 10 2021
A Time to Cry, a Time to Act
If There's Anything You Can Still Do, Do It!

There are many roadblocks to change. Lack of focus, lack of resources, or laziness, to name a few. An epic meeting between two long-lost brothers, climaxing in heartfelt tears, clues us in to more than one solution to these challenges. Their story will wipe your tears and get your engines going.

Wednesday, February 17 2021
Why Believing in Mashiach Is Fundamental to Our Faith

Maimonides famously classified believing in the messianic era as one of the thirteen principle of faith. Why? Discover how hoping, anticipating, and syncing with Mashiach underpins everything we do.

Chabad of Augusta

3924 Old Furys Ferry Rd


Torah Studies is a program of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute