The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute – JLI, led by Rabbi Efraim Mintz, has announced 12 new initiatives in honor of the 120th birthday of the Rebbe on Yud Alef Nissan.
The following 12 new initiatives have been announced by the JLI Institute:
1. JLI’s Advanced Learner’s Program: Sugya
A comprehensive and curated curriculum that caters to those seeking to take their learning to the next level. The in-depth and thorough style of these all-inclusive shiurim will take your community on a satisfying journey, as they navigate the complex and stimulating world of Halachah.
2. Healthy and Holy
Incorporating spiritual principles into physical health, the Healthy and Holy educational program is packed with practical tips and inspiring ideas toward better living. With its unique combination of Torah and nutritional perspectives on health, this course will become available to schools, communities and campuses around the world.
3. Torah and Tea
What can be warmer and more welcoming than a steaming cup of tea, a relevant Torah insight, inspired discussion, and friendly interaction with like-minded women? JLI’s Rosh Chodesh Society is launching a new series of 24 ready-to-share intriguing short lessons for your Torah and Tea gatherings.
4. Yesodos of Yahadus and Chasidus:
Chabad High Schools
How can we elicit a deeper understanding of the core ideas in Yiddishkeit and Chasidus embedded in our educational system? JLI presents readapted courses that address these very foundations,
filled with teen-friendly, interactive activities and exercises that bring a newfound appreciation for Chasidus and the Rebbe’s Torah.
5. Yomim Noraim Shul Companion
As congregants’ engagement may dwindle during the time of the Torah reading, JLI will publish a guiding handbook, in collaboration with Kehos, to tackle this very issue. Inspiring, insightful, and filled with a comprehensive translation, background, and plenty of interesting facts, these guides will bring this portion of the service back to life.
6. Cultivating Kindness
A comprehensive, three-part seminar designed to educate participants on kindness, raise awareness around poverty and instill a sense of responsibility for the less fortunate. In partnership with the MADA organization in Montreal, these sessions invite participants to partake in volunteering activities, reflect on their experiences, and become more accustomed to introducing acts of kindness into our environments.
7. JLI Event Series: Hakhel
Providing shluchim with fully planned, unique events that are ready to execute. Dynamic and fully adaptable to every community for the forthcoming shnas hakhel, these multidimensional events will allow for experiential learning on important topics in Chasidus, leaving participants profoundly impacted and eager to join your ongoing educational programs as well.
From Swiping Up to Settling Down
In partnership with Chabad Young Professionals, JLI is creating a new, comprehensive educational program, offering students the chance to reexamine their views on marriage and dating. Tackling
topics from “Why marry?” to “What is love?” this course provides real-life tools and perspectives, giving shluchim the confidence to address young adults navigating the current dating world.
9. Living Jewish
Introducing a groundbreaking new curriculum to carefully guide mekuravim toward a more Torah observant lifestyle. Designed with a methodical approach to mitzvah observance, this new series
presents a thorough study of Halachah and hashkafah, as illuminated by the teachings of Chasidus.
10. JGames: A Play ’n’ Learn Experience
JGames is dedicated to creating fun, educational opportunities where adults, college-age students, and children will learn about different areas of Judaism in an entertaining yet educational environment. The first release consists of games that complement the Sinai Scholars program on college campuses. And created in collaboration with JewishU by Chabad on Campus, Days of Our Heritage assists learners in exploring the history, laws, and customs of the yamim tovim.
11. Torah and Medicine
Launching a new educational series designed for shluchim to engage the medical community. The series features accredited courses, lectures, and seminars that explore a wide range of medical ethics and related subjects through the lens of Torah and Chasidus, demonstrating the relevance of the Torah’s perspective in this important field.
12. Happily Ever After
JLI is partnering with Mikvah.org to create an insightful and inspiring premarriage educational program, enabling shluchim and shluchos to impart the rich values at the bedrock of an everlasting Jewish marriage. Geared toward maximizing your time with a new couple, this course reveals the beauty of taharas hamishpachah in a meaningful and practical way, also covering the laws and customs of the wedding day itself.
I am so happy to see that health and wellness will be taught to our children. It should be prioritized in our educational system. Our Guf is a Kli that has to be maintained for optimal health, energy and function. Kol Hakavod JLI! Always leading the way!