About Torah Cafe

Location: Lang Chabad Center

A stimulating learning experience held before the High Holidays and before Passover. Torah Cafe will begin with a delicious breakfast and an opportunity to socialize with old and new friends.

Following breakfast participants will join together for a main session talk after which participants will be able to choose one session to attend, from two classes being offered on a variety of topics relating to the upcoming holiday. Torah Cafe is sure to leave all attendees inspired and prepared for the Holiday.

Upcoming Torah Cafe Events

Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
Pre-Rosh Hashanah

Monday, March 29, 2020

Torah Cafe Schedule

9:00- 9:30 AM   Delicious Breakfast and Program Orientation
9:40 - 10:10AM   Main talk
10:15 - 11:00AM   Small Group Learning Sessions

available topics for small group learning sessions below

This Torah Cafe is Sponsored by:

Michael & Carla Beren

in loving memory of  Leo & Rosalie Wiman

and in honor of Carl & Hannah Beren

and Drew & Eric Shepard


Main Session - Special Guest Lecturer

Topic: "A small step for man... A giant step for G‑d" 

Reflections on the power of Teshuva.

Presenter: Rabbi Chaim Block - Chabad Center for Life and Learning in San Antonio

Rabbi Chaim Block studied in the Rabbinical College of America where he received a B.A. in Religious Studies. Rabbi Block continued his studies at the Lubavitch Yeshiva of Seattle, WA and at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva in Brooklyn, NY where he received his Semichah (Rabbinical Ordination).
In 1985, After continuing his studies at the Kollel Menachem of Brooklyn, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe sent him and his wife Rivkie to establish the San Antonio office of Chabad Lubavitch.


Small Group Learning Sessions
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Topic: "You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough"

Inspiration for a meaningful Yom Kippur.

Presenter: Rabbi Yaakov Rich - Congregation Toras Chaim of Dallas

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Rabbi Yaakov Rich earned a BA in economics from York University. His Torah studies include Yeshivas Ohr Somayach in Monsey and Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Baltimore. Over the past 16 years, he has taught, lectured and written on a wide range of Torah topics and he brings a clear, practical message which his students find relevant and meaningful on a personal level. He has been the Rabbi of Toras Chaim in Dallas for the past 12 years.


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Topic: "Will the real Rosh Hashana please stand up" 

Is it a solemn day of judgement or a festive new beginning? We'll explore the complex character of the day, its 3 titles and 3 pathways to personal growth.  

Presenter: Rabbi Dan Lewin - Maayan Chai Foundation

Rabbi Dan Lewin grew up in Dallas and graduated from Greenhill (1992). He attended the University of Texas at Austin (1996) and upon graduating with a degree in psychology, went to Jerusalem to pursue religious studies. He then spent over 5 years at the Rabbinical College of America, receiving rabbinical ordination. For over 10 years he has specialized in adult education. Prior to coming to Dallas, Rabbi Lewin and his wife Yael spent 3 years and Binghamton University where they founded an off campus satellite Chabad center providing students and members of the community with ongoing classes and programs.


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Torah Cafe Reservations: $10 per Adult  ~ Pay now or at the door
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