Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe

Known to many simply as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson assumed leadership of the Chabad Lubavitch movement in 1950, when it consisted of a small group of European refugees struggling to rebuild their lives after the war. Over the next four decades, the Rebbe established a worldwide network of educational, social, and religious institutions.

Under his leadership, from a band of survivors, Chabad grew into a global movement that moved out of the shadow of the Holocaust and embraced a new future and a new world. One of the foremost Jewish leaders of our time, the Rebbe embraced all Jews, regardless of their beliefs or affiliation, and touched the lives of countless individuals across the social spectrum. Despite his passing in 1994, his legacy continues to live on through his teachings and through the work of his emissaries whom he charged with bringing the light of Judaism to every corner of the globe.

The Rohr JLI has undertaken the important task of bringing the Rebbe’s intellectual and spiritual legacy to the thousands of students who attend its courses worldwide. The release of the course, Paradigm Shift: Transformational Life Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Rebbe’s passing.

In a series of 2 carefully crafted and tactfully presented lessons, the Rebbe’s philosophy is deconstructed and explored from a sweeping range of views, and is then skillfully rebuilt to showcase the Rebbe’s insights into life and his profound messages that so resonate with mankind. The course addresses the following questions: What are the Rebbe’s central teachings and contributions to Judaism and society? What was his understanding of the human being and what were his aspirations for humanity? What accounts for the continued success of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement? And most importantly—how can we apply these insights toward living a more purposeful life?  

Class 1: Tuesday June 17 @ 7:30 PM
Parts of life you enjoy. Others, you just can’t stand. Without being naive, is it possible to see only the good in everything? How can we find the positive spark in old age, work, struggle—even arrogance, evil, and death? A sophisticated understanding of reality uncovers a world in which there is only opportunity, positivity, and goodness.

Class 2: Tuesday June 24 @ 7:30 PM 
The soul is not a recessive gene. With every movement of the body, its innate perfection finds expression. Discovering this for yourself will not only boost your self-esteem and improve your relationships, but will also lead you to demand more of yourself and push your limits to redefine what is possible.