Jewish Secrets to Feeling Good However You Feel – JLI Course to Help People Cope with Life Challenges

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Accredited in New York for Mental Health Professionals

Seeking to Fulfill Continuing Education Requirements


The Chai Center in Dix Hills, NY, will offer Worrier to Warrior, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), to help people deal with life challenges by accepting themselves and finding meaning in adversity. Worrier to Warrior is accredited in New York for mental health professionals seeking to fulfill their continuing education requirements (CEU).

Mined from the teachings of the Torah and contemporary psychology, this six-week course takes a fresh approach to the battle against bad feelings, providing realistic spiritual mechanisms for remaining upbeat no matter what life brings. The cost of the course is $89 per person or $150 per couple and includes all materials. Running for six Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, November 12, 2019 and ending December 17, 2019 from 7:30-9:00 PM, participants in the course will take on life’s challenges by examining factors that prevent us from achieving a more positive outlook—guilt, shame, and fear of inauthenticity—in light of the notion that a purposeful life provides the key to well-being. Go to to register.

“Everyone faces challenges in life, whether physical, professional, familial, social or otherwise,” Rabbi Mendel Teldon, The Chai Center course instructor said. “How we deal with these issues is crucial for our ability to achieve lasting satisfaction in life. By finding meaning in personal troubles—seeing them as opportunities—we come to accept ourselves and are emboldened in finding the path forward.”

Professor Steven M. Southwick MD of the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine has endorsed the course: “It is well-known that positive emotions rest at the heart of overall well-being and happiness. But how to effectively enhance positive emotion remains challenging. Worrier to Warrior approaches this challenge from an insightful perspective grounded in contemporary psychology and Jewish literature. …this is an exciting and very impressive course unlike any I have seen.” 

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.

JLI, the adult education branch of Chabad-Lubavitch, offers programs in more than 800 locations in the U.S. and in numerous foreign countries, including 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 the organization was founded in 1998.

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