It is my privilege to learn with Rabbi Wolbe in his classes and by observing his kindness and understanding to those in his class -- including me. I use what I've learned from him every day in my dealings with others.
The classes are always informative and inspiring. Rabbi Wolbe is gifted in this instruction and his insight and comments clarify each issue. Although I am unable to attend every class in every series, I am extremely grateful for his input when I can go. I have never left a class without feeling better than when I got there.
I have been participating in this class for 3years with Rabbi Wolbe. every time I learn more. The topics might repeat but he does not repeats the material every time I learn something deeper, more profound. he is a wonderful teacher Rabbi and a Mentch.
Rabbi Wolbe is exceptional. He is a great teacher. I have worked with many Rabbis over the years and he is the very best I have encountered. He encourages us to ask questions and challenge his viewpoint. Unfortunately, I have missed several classes due to business conflicts. I hate to miss because the Mussar class has become a major highlight of my week.
Rabbi Wolbe's learning sessions are like holiday meals! I anticipate the class...savor as it unfolds....express my happiness and practice what I have learned....recall the teachings! And yes Rabbi Wolbe always throws in a little extra with dessert.( a story, saying or a joke)
I'm closer to Judaism, than ever before. The Jewish ethics are fabulous
Rabbi Wolbe's courses have been very helpful to me in becoming a better Jew and a better person. The greatest impact has been in the relationship with my children and in communicating with them. I can see small changes in my behavior and speech, all for the better. He is an excellent teacher and a true Mentch.
This is teaching at its best - lots of interaction, no judgment on anything we say or any question we ask, it is by far the ultimate learning! Rabbi Aryeh is knowledgeable, good sense of humor, tremendous patience and a fabulous teacher. Love this class!!!
Rabbi Wolbe is an excellent teacher. His style of teaching is one that is informative, engaging and many times humorous. I love when he illustrates an idea with a story and also when he connects the idea/concept to the Torah. I always leave the class inspired to work on the Middah. I am able to keep the Middah in my mind during the week, trying to improve my weaker Middot - not always an easy challenge. What I find positive is that even though improving a Middah is difficult, this class has raised my awareness so I can at least notice my strengths and weaknesses and therefore make an effort to grow. I am very grateful for Rabbi Wolbe's time and effort. Thank you
As the Mussar groups within our community continue to grow, it would be nice to offer opportunities for advanced Mussar sessions; perhaps a day-long of two-day Kallah held in Houston. The impact of Mussar study is amazing and has far reaching effects on my relationships with family, friends and business associates. As I shared with a relatively new student after class recently, the real power of Mussar becomes more evident from the rear view mirror! The change is indeed like the water wearing away the stone. You experience the difference in how you think, how you feel, how you interact with and influence others. Rabbi Wolbe is an inspiring example as well as a wonderful teacher. Observing him is as valuable as listening to his teaching. We are so fortunate, so blessed to have these classes available to us!
Rabbi Wolbe has a gift which enables him to address sensitive issues in such a way that attendees are able to receive the Mussar message openly and honestly. He is a definitely a blessing to us attendees, to TORCH and to Mussar. His grandfather would be proud, very proud.
I'm in love with Rabbi Wolbe! TORCH grounds me with my Conservative upbringing, and fills the Voids I notice daily within my own Congregational experiences. TORCH significantly helps me deal with a very offensive and overt Baptist style of Management I deal with daily.
Keep Mussar classes going!
Rabbi Wolbe is fabulous! He is wise beyond his years and a true Mentch. We are fortunate to have him here in Houston.
I have a connection with Hashem I've not experienced before I started my classes at Torch.
I so appreciate everything Rabbi taught us with passion, love, understanding and great knowledge, so informative, answering all questions that were asked more than satisfactory. A wonderful teacher whom I so respect. I thank you very much Rabbi. Many blessings to you and the entire staff. Rachael
Love every minute of it. As an ADD person; it is very hard for me to concentrate. The Tuesday Night TORCH classes with R. Wolbe have given me the tools to focus on what is important. Hashem. To have faith in Him. Believe in Him and no other ones. As our creator. To love Him. Fear Him. I look forward every Tuesday night to learn more, grow and apply what I learn in my everyday life.
These classes impact our lives in such a way that they bring positive changes to one's life.
TORCH IS THE BEST THING TO HAPPEN TO HOUSTON, BEFORE TORCH I FELT VERY REMOVED FROM JEWISH DAILY LIFE. I ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THERE SHOULD BE MORE THAN WHAT WAS OFFERED BUT I WAS NOT SURE WHAT . WHAT WAS MISSING WAS LEARNING AND SHARING THE JOY OF OUR RELIGION. I AM THANKFUL TO HAVE FOUND TORCH AND ESPECIALLY THE TORCH RABBI'S LED BY RABBI WOLBE. KEEP UP WHAT YOU ARE DOING, YOU HAVE MADE A GREAT DIFFERENCE IN SO MANY LIVES. BETTE SCHWAGER
I really enjoyed this class and found it very enlightening, The only problem I had was the travel distance. I live near Galveston and it was quite a drive, but worth it! Rabbi Wolbe is a very good teacher and made the class quite interesting,
Rabbi Yakov Wohlgelernter helped me to understand that pleasing my living relatives is more important than mourning the dead in a way they find troubling. Rabbi Aryeh Wolbe is an all around good guy whom is excellent at holding the attention of an audience.
Great job! We will have you back!!!
Enjoyed the class very much! thank you!
This was my first class. As a reform Jew, I found it very insightful and informative. I liked that people were able to express their own ideas and interpretations.
Was extremely informative in a fun way to Lear and associate into everyday life
Would attend more classes at HCRJ
I look forward to attending the classes. I am connecting so much more with Judaism and with Our Creator. I am learning so much about my interactions with others and my life is much enriched.
Love, love, love. Changed person.
This class makes such an impact on my growth!
A wonderful experience. Truly life changing.
Rabbi Wolbe is intoxicating! I find myself really digesting the learning material. The topics are interesting and delivered in such a passionate way. Mussar has been a wonderful experience. I admire Rabbi Wolbe's wisdom and humor.
The opportunity to study with the Grandson of a Mussar Scholar is more than a Houston girl could ask for. Plus Rabbi Wolbe has Mussar in his soul and lives it every day. He makes me think and want to look at being Jewish with renewal and lightness. He enables me to think about how I want to live my life. Thank you.
Rabbi Wolbe is an incredible teacher. We are so lucky to have him in our lives. This class requires some time to process all the information discussed and integrate it into our lives......, but ultimately, it is. This class has definitely changes the way I look at happenings, and increased my spirituality....and ultimately my connection to G-d.
All the TORCH classes have brought me inner peace, the strength to meet life's challenges because "G-d never gives us a challenge we cannot overcome," the comfort of knowing I can talk to G-d as often as I want, an incredible appreciation of all the beauty in our environment that G-d has given us, and I thank HIM for this beauty many times during each week. The Mussar classes were like entering an emotional spa of serenity and understanding. We always learn something new. All the classes were exceptional. TORCH is a gift to Houston ( and Sugar Land)
Rabbi Wolbe is an exceptional teacher. It is a privilege to have him teach us.
I find these classes insightful, inspiring and uplifting. There is an openness and honesty in this group that comes directly from the way Rabbi conducts the session. Because he is open and spontaneous, all of us, (myself included) feel excited to come to class and fell welcome and not-judged. This is what makes this so special - it is a cohesive, comfortable and safe environment that clears the way to understanding and learning. We are blessed to have the spiritual component of our religion brought into our lives. More, more!!!!