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Text-based study enhances Torah study skills

Developed specifically for online, interactive learning

Taught by scholars with a personal interest in the subject

Engaging topics made relevant to real life issues

About the Course

How can we connect to our loved ones, once they’ve passed? What do Jews believe about the afterlife? In this all-new ChabadU course, we take a glimpse behind the veil and get to understand Judaism’s take on the age-old question: What happens when we die? Join us for a four-part journey into the world to come.

Course Syllabus

Lesson 1 - What Happens Next?
November 2, 2021
Losing a loved one is a painful experience, and it leads us to wonder: What happens to the person we knew, once their soul has departed? Do they retain their personality and memory in the world to come? This week’s course introduces us to Judaism’s take on the soul and its journey through this world and beyond.
Lesson 2 - One Man’s Heaven is Another Man’s Hell
November 9, 2021
None of us are perfect, but does that mean that we’ll be locked out of heaven? In this week’s course we talk about the Jewish afterlife. Rabbi Plotkin leads us on a tour through heaven and hell, unveiling the true destination of the eternal soul.
Lesson 3 - Getting in Touch with the Dearly Departed
November 16, 2021
How can we connect with those we’ve lost? Be it a parent, sibling, friend or child, we all wonder about how to keep our loved ones present in our lives. In this week’s course we cover five practical methods for reconnecting with the souls of our loved ones who have passed on.
Lesson 4 - A Better World, Here and Now
November 23, 2021
Judaism teaches that we can stay connected to our loved ones once they’re gone; that through our actions we can send care packages to the deceased. On this last installment of Life After Death we take a look at how our actions on earth can shape the heavens.
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Length/Effort:
    45 min / Per week
  • Category: Lifecycle
  • Institution: ChabadU - Chabad of Markham
  • Cost:
    (Suggested Donation40)
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Meet the Instructor

After graduating from Rabbinical college in New York and London, Rabbi Avrohom E. Plotkin was sent together with his wife Goldie as emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe to Markham, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto.
He is the spiritual leader of the Chabad Synagogue and community center in Markham. Rabbi Plotkin is a longstanding member of the Rabbinical Council of Toronto and is a member of the Beis Din/ Ecclesiastical Court.
Rabbi Plotkin’s popular classes on Kaballah and on marriage have been received by audiences around the world. He is also the author of "Seven Conversations with Jerry" a book about the human soul, bereavement, and the afterlife.

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    Joanne Y. - Israel

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    Celia R. - USA

  • The instructor did an excellent job! I really enjoyed this course. I think it's a topic that's relevant to everyone--each of us has a soul, after all. I am looking forward to future offerings!

    Katy C - USA