New Series in West Hartford to Help People Find New Meaning in Their Daily Lives

Posted Monday, Jan 24th, 2022

This winter, Rabbi Shaya Gopin of Chabad House of Greater Hartford inWest Hartford 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 Monday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m., 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,” said Gopin, “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 Connecticut for mental health professionals seeking to fulfill their continuing education requirements (CEU).

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 as well as over Zoom. Sign in information will be provided upon enrollment.

Interested students may call 860-232-8556 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 we were founded in 1998.

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