Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville offers 'Meditation from Sinai'

Posted Friday, Jan 14th, 2022

This winter, Rabbi Mendy Goldstein of Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville will offer "Meditation from Sinai," a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, exploring the nature of Jewish meditation and the profound benefits it can bring to one's daily life.

Beginning at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 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 Mendy Goldstein of Chabad Jewish Center of Naperville, the local JLI instructor, "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.

Like all JLI programs, 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-person and over Zoom. Sign in information will be provided upon enrollment. Interested students may call (630) 344-9770 or visit for registration and for other course-related information.

JLI, the adult education branch of Chabad-Lubavitch, offers programs in more than 1,600 international locations in the U.S., Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Panama, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, and Venezuela. More than 400,000 students have attended JLI classes since it was founded in 1998.

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