Chabad offers new course: ‘Toward a Meaningful Life’

Posted Wednesday, Feb 2nd, 2011
St. Louis Jewish Light

 Chabad of Greater St. Louis, through its affiliate Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), is unveiling an all-new six-week course entitled "Toward a Meaningful Life: A Soul-Searching Journey for Every Jew." The course aims to empower adults of all ages with new life skills gleaned from traditional Torah thought, and thereby enhance the way they view their daily lives.

The course will examine life issues such as relationships, personal growth, home, work, special challenges and the role of God and faith in daily existence from the Jewish perspective. Students will be invited to challenge their current views and consider more meaningful approaches to these topical subjects. Each session will conclude with a toolbox of exercises and guidelines to help students make full use of the ideas and strategies that will be presented.

"Life can be a treadmill, as we go through the daily grind without asking why or probing what truly matters to us," said Rabbi Yosef Landa, the course presenter. "This course offers tips, techniques and practical strategies for discovering where our true meaning lies, and for finding new energy and exhilaration in taking on challenges and developing a deeper sense of satisfaction and joy."

The course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. The courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with any synagogue.

The course sessions will be offered at the Lazaroff Chabad Center, 8124 Delmar Boulevard in University City. Classes will meet for six consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.m., beginning Feb. 23 and continuing through March 30. The all-inclusive fee for the course is $65. Students are welcome to attend the first session free without obligation to continue.

For information and registration contact Chabad of Greater St. Louis at 314-725-0400 or [email protected] or visit

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