Course on Mindful Awareness to Help People Find New Meaning in Their Daily Lives

Posted Monday, Jan 10th, 2022

This winter, Rabbi Yaakov Kotlarsky of the Chabad Jewish Center of Arlington Heights will offer Meditation from Sinai, a fascinating new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), exploring the nature of Jewish meditation and the profound benefits it can bring to one's daily life.

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 pm, participants in the course will discover what Jewish meditation is, the pivotal role it plays in Jewish tradition, and the fundamental ideas it is based on. The course will teach crucial life tools that help us respond effectively to negative thoughts and emotions, recognize the value of each new moment, and find purpose and spirituality even in life's most mundane tasks.

"Not many people think of meditation as a Jewish thing," Rabbi Kotlarsky said, "when in reality, Judaism has a rich and authentic tradition of meditation practices that, when implemented, can truly transform one's life for the better."

Meditation from Sinai is a revolutionary, empowering offering that unveils Jewish meditation and mindful awareness as the bedrock for a meaningful life. This course synthesizes extensive research from both the spiritual community and psychological research, forging a practical path to fully realizing life's potentials.

Continuing Education credit is available for mental health professionals. Meditation from Sinai is accredited in the state of IL for mental health professionals seeking to fulfill their continuing education requirements (CEU).

Like all programs offered by Chabad, this course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of 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 a particular synagogue, temple, or other house of worship.

The course will be offered in-persona as well as over Zoom. Sign in information will be provided upon enrollment.

Interested students may call (224) 357-7005 or visit for registration and for other course-related information.

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