JLI: Advice for Life

6 Tuesdays, Starting February 1, 7:30pm

  • Join this new course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute for a comprehensive overview of the core mystical and spiritual teachings of kabbalah. Plus, see how these teachings offer powerful insights into everyday life, self-understanding, and personal growth.

    Six Tuesday Evenings,

    starting October 31, 2023,

    with Rabbi Dov Drizin


    [email protected]
    Fee: $99



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    Course Overview

    The World of Kabbalah
    Revealing How Its Mystical Secrets Relate to You

    Discover the core mystical and spiritual teachings of Kabbalah and their relevance to everyday life. Kabbalah continues to generate tremendous buzz in the public sphere. This course satisfies that curiosity and unpacks profound insights for everyday life.

    Lesson Outline


    Lesson 1
    The Evolution of Ego.

    Examine the three spiritual worlds linking G-d’s initial plan to our physical universe and how they correspond to human thought, speech, and action. Plus, see how this insight helps us sidestep rash decisions and implement habits for intentional living.


    Lesson 2
    The Dawn of Limitation.

    Probe the Divine realm of G-d’s ten sefirot and the corresponding powers of the soul. Discover how knowledge of our soul’s root can clarify individual purpose and provide guidance for maximizing strengths and managing weaknesses.


    Lesson 3
    The Infinite Light.

    Observe how G-d’s infinite light unites diverse sefirot and how we can replicate this phenomenon to overcome human differences and create harmonious relationships. Plus, see how willpower mirrors infinity and enables us to overcome obstacles.


    Lesson 4

    The World of Chaos.

    Study the primordial spiritual universe of Tohu, its purpose in creation, and its enduring impact on human nature. Discover the roots of inner moral conflict and the key to harnessing our negative natures to achieve fulfillment.


    Lesson 5

    The Great Concealment.

    Explore the process of tzimtzum, or how G-d conceals His infinity to create space for our reality. See how this translates into guidance for empowering others and seeking growth potential in life’s darkest moments.


    Lesson 6

    The Essence of Everything.

    Uncover the reality that precedes everything, the essence of the Divine Self, and the surprising purpose of our physical universe. Learn insights into the human self’s deepest motivation and purpose and our capacity to repair wrongs.


  • Course Overview

    Advice for Life: The Lubavitcher Rebbe's Guidance for Leading a More Purposeful Life

    The Rebbe's spiritual leadership is the force behind the modern Chabad movement. Join us for a multimedia journey through the Rebbe's practical wisdom on work, family, health, and well-being. Discover how the Rebbe applied Jewish values to serve as a guide for finding deeper meaning in everyday life.

    Lesson Outline


    Lesson 1
    Meaning at Work.

    Earning a living can provide meaning beyond the paycheck. Discover the Rebbe’s unique understanding of how work and financial decisions connect to life’s purpose.


    Lesson 2
    Family Bliss.

    How can we create a warm and healthy home? Examine the Rebbe’s correspondences to uncover a goldmine of clarity on family relationships, domestic harmony, education, and creating a healthy home environment.


    Lesson 3
    Wholesome Health.

    Discover the Rebbe’s answers for patients, physicians, and professors seeking guidance on questions of health and treatment. Explore the core ways that physical health connects to emotional and spiritual well-being.


    Lesson 4

    The Power of Positivity.

    Explore how the Rebbe’s unending positivity offers a roadmap for building a healthy self-concept and navigating a contemporary world awash with anxiety and mental-health challenges.


    Lesson 5

    Above Adversity.

    When buckling under the struggles of health, livelihood, relationships, or raising children, thousands turned to the Rebbe for the strength to continue. Discover how the Rebbe guided individuals to see the inner meaning of their challenges as the key to managing them.


    Lesson 6

    Spiritual Heights.

    The Rebbe forged a unique path to guiding individuals on their spiritual journey; he set incredible goals yet remained remarkably practical. Discover how the Rebbe’s approach helps us realize our most profound potential.


  • Register

  • Six Tuesdays at 7:30pm: Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 13, Feb 20, Feb 27, Mar 5
    Fee: 99 (includes book).
    Location: Valley Chabad | 300 Tice Boulevard, Suite 278, Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07677

  • Continuing education credits are available for: 

    Lawyers| Doctors | Psychologist | LMFT | Professional Counselor

    Note for Lawyers: This course is pending approval for CLE in NJ.  We anticipate the course qualifying for designation in the new "Elimination of Bias" credit category as well as satisfying ethics credits requirements.

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