Rivkah Slonim will offer “Meditation from Sinai,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, exploring the nature of Jewish meditation and the benefits it can bring to one’s daily life. The class will be held for five consecutive Mondays, starting January 31; it will be offered at 7 pm and again at 8:45 pm.
The course is scheduled to be offered over Zoom; a decision will be made closer to the class date if the 7 pm class might be in person and on Zoom. Sign-in information will be provided upon enrollment. Interested students should contact Chabad at 797-0015 or rshea@Chabadofbinghamton.com, or visit www.myJLI.com for registration and for other course-related information. The course fee, which includes the text book, is $79 per person and $140 per couple.
“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,” said organizers of the course. “The course will teach crucial life tools that can help people 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 Slonim, “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,” asserts Slonim. “This course synthesizes extensive research from both the spiritual community and psychological research, forging a practical path to fully realizing life’s potentials.”
The 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.
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.