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Would You Like to Sponsor a Kiddush?

After Shabbat services, the Midwest Torah Center presents a kiddush where all can come and join us in celebrating the Shabbat. It is one of the highlights of the Shabbat as our entire "family" can engage in conversation with one another while enjoying great food.
In appreciation of your joining us each week, we would like to invite you to participate in the mitzvah of ahavat Yisrael (love of one's fellow Jew) by sponsoring a Kiddush. If you have some special event or just want to share in the joy of bringing fellow Jews together over some chulent and cake, please contact us and we'll make sure it happens. See you on Shabbat!

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VIDEO SERIES: An Orthodox Perspective

  • Belief in G_d
  • Can G-d's existence be proven? Even if it can, does it prove Hashem gave the Torah? How does one define the term "Orthodox?"

  • Prayer
  • What is the concept of prayer? Why must we pray? Doesn't Hashem know what we want/need without us asking? Are prayers always answered? Why must Jews pray 3 times a day at specific times? Shouldn't prayers be organic and spontaneous?

  • The Shabbat
  • Why did Hashem command us to keep Shabbat? What are we supposed to learn from a "day off?" How does one define "work?"

  • Jewish Observance
  • What is the purpose of the commandments? What should happen to one who follows the rules? How does one determine if the purpose is accomplished? What are the different types of laws?

  • Sexuality
  • How does the Torah view sexuality? Are there special roles in a relationship? What should we look for in a mate? How did Hashem hard-wire us?


Is Happiness really attainable? Is it a feeling of euphoria or something simpler? People are always in the pursuit of happiness, and it is viewed as a G-d-given right, but the question is “how do we get there?” The following phrase has been toted around the Torah Center for a while: “If I’m not happy I’m doing something wrong.” Yet, we find many who are not happy. Listen, as we discuss issues such as:

  • Does Judaism offer anything to add happiness to my life?
  • What is the connection between the meaning of life and happiness?
  • Are there practical exercises to help one become happier?

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Rabbi Lindow: +1 (574) 360-5027
Rabbi Nebel: +1 (574) 360-3382
Rabbi Akiva Gutnicki: +1 (574)383-9524

Midwest Torah Center
2516 S. Twyckenham Drive
South Bend, Indiana
+1 (574) 234-9092
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Join us every week for a wonderful time sharing life and learning:



9:30-10:30am Code of Jewish Law


9:30-10:30am Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

7:00pm The Book of Judges


10:00am Unlocking the Mystery of Midrash

7:00pm The Path of Hashem


10:30am Women's Class—Understanding the Commandments

12-1pm Lunch & Learn (2nd and 4th Wed.)


10:00am The Book of Judges

7:00pm Fate & Destiny


11:45am Study of Weekly Torah Portion

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