Course: Towards a Meaningful Life

Posted Monday, Feb 7th, 2011

Where: Chabad of West Bay Chai Center 3871 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886
Date: Weekly on Mondays
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
Next on: Today, February 7, 2011

JLI to Offer “Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey”

Chabad of West Bay, 3871 Post Road, Warwick RI

The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey, the institute’s new six-session Winter 2011 course that will begin during the week of Feb. 6, 2011.

Rabbi Yossi Laufer of Chabad of West Bay will conduct the six course sessions:

Six Mondays, Beginning Feb. 7th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, at Chabad, 3871 Post Road, Warwick

Six Tuesdays, Beginning Feb. 8th, 6:30pm-8:00pm, at Tamarisk, 3 Shalom Dr, Warwick

The course was prepared by Rabbi Simon Jacobson, head of the Meaningful Life Center in New York City and author of the best-selling book Toward a Meaningful Life

“The objective of this course is to teach and empower individuals of all backgrounds with new life skills based on traditional Torah thought, thereby enabling them to transform the way they view their daily lives,” said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn. “The course offers an antidote to the monotony and grind of unchanging routines. It provides newfound energy and exhilaration in taking on challenges, and it offers practical strategies for developing a deeper sense of joy and satisfaction.”

Each lesson will conclude with a toolbox of exercises and guidelines to help students make full use of the ideas and strategies that will be discussed.

“Day after day, life can be a treadmill, as we go through the motions without asking why or seeking what really matters to us,” said Abraham. “This course offers recipes, tips, and techniques for not only discovering where your true meaning lies, but in actually making it a part of your daily existence. These sessions will help you see life as the mysterious, challenging, and satisfying wonder that it really is.”

Like all previous JLI programs, Toward a Meaningful Life is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. All JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with any house of worship.

Interested students may call (401) 884.7888 or visit for registration and other course-related information. JLI courses are presented in Rhode Island in conjunction with Chabad of West Bay.


JLI, the adult education branch of Chabad Lubavitch, offers programs in more than 300 U.S. cities and in numerous foreign locations, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. More than 220,000 students have attended JLI classes since the organization was founded in 1998.

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