Chabad Center
Location 212 Gaskins Road, Richmond, VA 23238 USA
Phone804 740 2000 Ext 7
Upcoming Course: Nurturing Relationships

Relationships don’t just happen—they’re nurtured. This course empowers you to enhance, enrich, and nurture all your interpersonal relationships—at home, at work, and beyond. Explore classic Jewish texts to uncover knowledge and skills for practicing empathy, active listening, agreeable disagreement, interpersonal optimism, constructive criticism, and effective relationship repair. 

This course will satisfy the continuing education requirements of Medical Doctors, Psychologists, Social Workers, LMFTs, and LMHC/LPCs in most states. 

Go to myjli.com/continuingeducation for a complete accreditation statement.

Course Details
Lesson 1 The Art of Empathy: Nurturing Soulful Bonds and Deepening Relationships

Empathy is the cornerstone of meaningful connections, allowing us to truly understand and support those around us. How can we cultivate a deeper sense of empathy in our daily interactions?

Lesson 2 The Art of Listening: Enhancing Connection through Mindful Communication

Effective listening involves opening our hearts and minds to truly absorb and understand the messages being conveyed. How can we become more attentive and responsive listeners?

Lesson 3 The Art of Disagreeing: Navigating Differences with Respect and Understanding

Disagreements are inevitable, but they don’t have to lead to discord and resentment. How can we navigate conflicts with grace while maintaining harmony in our relationships?

Lesson 4 The Art of Positivity: Uncovering More Good in Those around Us

Our biases influence how we perceive and process problematic behavior, often undermining our relationships. How can we train ourselves to overcome these biases to see more virtue in the people we know?

Lesson 5 The Art of Influence: Guiding Others with Love and Effectiveness

In healthy relationships, offering guidance or critique is sometimes essential. How can we guide and inspire effectively without generating resentment and emotional distress?

Lesson 6 The Art of Forgiveness: Restoring Relationships through Reconciliation

No matter how wonderful the company we keep, there will inevitably be times when we feel insulted, hurt, or even betrayed by someone. What steps can we take to mend bonds and achieve reconciliation?

Dates & Times
The course date hasn't yet been announced for this location. Please email [email protected] or call 804 740 2000 Ext 7 for more info.
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Judaism's Gifts to the World

January 2020
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   - What are our responsibilities toward the less fortunate?
   - How do we fashion a more moral and equal society?
   - How can we make a move toward more cohesive family living?

Join us to unpack six of the world’s most cherished values and how they were delivered to humankind by the Torah. By tracing their fascinating journey to the mainstream, we’ll discover a timeless core of purpose, integrity, and clarity in each value—a powerful gift of guidance as we navigate our own daily choices.

Journey of the Soul

February 2021
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Who hasn’t wondered what happens when we die? We know what happens to the body. But what happens to the soul at birth and again at death?

Is there really a “better” place after this one?

Do our loved ones continue to connect with us?

Can I relate to an afterlife if I’m not spiritual?

At once practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing.

It’s a journey we all take, and it’s yours to explore this winter.

Learn more about available continuing education credit for medical and mental health professionals at www.myjli.com/continuingeducation

 

 

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Not anymore.

Instant media, certain mass social movements and a global pandemic have shown us how suddenly and radically the world can be rewired by the actions of a few.

Why not for the good?

Join us to demystify the Jewish idea of a perfect world and discover a practical path for reaching it in our lifetime.

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Worrier to Warrior

We yearn to feel happy, self-assured, and enthusiastic, yet we’re consumed by feelings of doubt, regret, insecurity, and suffering. Do our delicate positive emotions have a fighting chance at being in control? This course explores negative emotions in a completely new light, offering spiritual mechanisms that allow us to remain upbeat no matter what life brings.

The Jewish Course of Why

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Ever wondered why there are so many Jews in Hollywood? Why Jews eat gefilte fish and cholent and wish each other mazal tov and l’chaim? Why the Bible sanctions slavery and animal sacrifices? What is the cause of antisemitism? What does Judaism say about Christianity? About the role of women in Jewish life? You will also gain insight into mysterious Jewish practices, strange biblical narratives, and enigmas of Jewish identity.  

 

The Art of Parenting

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Journey of the Soul

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Surprisingly, Torah and the Talmud have for centuries advocated various approaches to achieving happiness; ideas that are only now being confirmed through scientific observation. How Happiness Thinks offers a Jewish roadmap to happier living. Every lesson contains poignant insights into how our minds operate with practical steps you can take to boost your happiness levels to places unimaginable.