By Meaningful Life Center
The immense popularity of Rabbi Simon Jacobson’s My Life series has now spawned the first of what promises to be a series of special editions, addressing the specific questions and needs of particular age groups and demographics.
Due to the great success of My Life, which addresses real life issues according to Chassidus, seminary women from around the world requested a special program that addresses their unique issues.
This week, MyLife: Chassidus Applied presented a special episode of MyLife: Seminary Edition, that catered to the needs of women aged 17-20. The event took place at Beth Rivkah Seminary in Crown Heights and was viewed via live broadcast by seminary students around the world.
Chabad seminaries were invited to participate by submitting questions in advance that Rabbi Simon Jacobson responded to during this live session. In front of a packed room of women who represent the future of Chabad. Rabbi Jacobson answered questions that are on the minds of seminary students, such as, “What’s next?”
The evening opened with a piercing discussion about what distinguishes a Chassidishe sem-age student from others. Much time was also spent on what the appropriate next move is for a seminary graduate, reflecting the sentiments of many anxious women ready to leave seminary and take on the world.
Shidduchim was a hot topic with many questions revolving around dating protocol, pressure to conform, revealing skeletons in the closet, and fears of not being taken seriously because of family yichus.
Others questions that were addressed in the hour-long event were:
What to do after seminary
Dealing with toxic friendships
If Tanya’s ideals are impossible to achieve, why try?
Building self-confidence in a tough world
Due to the number of questions that came in that have not yet been addressed due to time limitation, Rabbi Jacobson has announced that he will do Part II of the MyLife: Seminary Edition in the coming weeks.
MyLife: Chassidus Applied is an ongoing series that airs every Sunday night on COLlive.com in which Rabbi Jacobson addresses questions sent in anonymously from members of the community. The series provoked a significant reaction from the community, with thousands of people viewing each live broadcast and questions continuing to pour in.
MyLife: Seminary Edition