J2Gether Personal Development

Personal Development

This series is all about you. It’s a chance to delve into how your connection to Judaism and your personal identity intersect, and to do some self reflection + growth.  

Judaism + Self Care

In the time of social distancing, self care has become a hot topic. People are taking up new hobbies, exploring wellness, and getting crafty. On the other hand, it’s becoming easier than ever to stay in sweats, binge Netflix, and snack all day. This session will connect ancient Jewish traditions and modern self care practices. It’ll be a chance to explore cooking, crafting, meditation, and ways to make Jewish practices relevant and meaningful today.

My Jewish Journey

This is a chance to look inward and outward, and to reflect on your ongoing Jewish journey. Where have you come from? What is your family's relationship with Judaism? Where are you right now? Are you struggling? Content? Searching? And what are you looking towards - what do you envision for your Jewish future? Explore your personal past/present/future, and how you're shaping your own experiences? 

Everyday Moral Dilemmas

Wrestle with every day moral dilemmas, the sorts of which we each encounter all of the time in our lives, through the lens of traditional Jewish texts. In this course, we’ll consider questions like: "If and when is it okay to shame someone else for the sake of protecting another," and "Are there instances in which it is not only permissible to lie but in fact necessary?" *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Intro to Jewish Social Justice

What is "Jewish Social Justice"? What does it mean to repair the world as Jews? What is the relationship between learning and action? Should we preference immediate needs or long-term impact? How can we prioritize among the variety of inequalities? Is our primary responsibility to our own community or the broader world? Does your desire for justice come from your relationship to Judaism or somewhere else? Through traditional and modern sources, we'll seek to understand what Jewish social justice is, and how it can guide our efforts to improve the world. *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Tzedakah: The Jewish Approach to Giving

Why do you give? How does your Judaism affect your giving habits? This course will explore what Judaism has to say about the need to give charity: Who needs to give? How much should we give, and to whom? We will explore these issues together through traditional sources and modern answers. *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Building Jewish Pluralism

Pluralism - This course will investigate pluralism as a value in Jewish life. We will study various dimensions of pluralism and its limits through both text and case studies, empowering participants to live in communities of diverse multiple Jewish identities. *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Kabbalah

Did you know that Judaism has angels, demons, heaven, and hell? Explore the mysteries of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition that looks at the connections between the world we live in and the worlds that we don't see. Look behind the curtain and Judaism's deepest secrets.

Jewish Mindfulness

This is your chance to explore Judaism and mindfulness. Experience different traditions of meditation, introspection, and personal development by trying out different meditation and mindfulness techniques. Make your life more intentional and meaningful today.

Judaism + Self Care

In the time of social distancing, self care has become a hot topic. People are taking up new hobbies, exploring wellness, and getting crafty. On the other hand, it’s becoming easier than ever to stay in sweats, binge Netflix, and snack all day. This session will connect ancient Jewish traditions and modern self care practices. It’ll be a chance to explore cooking, crafting, meditation, and ways to make Jewish practices relevant and meaningful today.

My Jewish Journey

This is a chance to look inward and outward, and to reflect on your ongoing Jewish journey. Where have you come from? What is your family's relationship with Judaism? Where are you right now? Are you struggling? Content? Searching? And what are you looking towards - what do you envision for your Jewish future? Explore your personal past/present/future, and how you're shaping your own experiences? 

Everyday Moral Dilemmas

Wrestle with every day moral dilemmas, the sorts of which we each encounter all of the time in our lives, through the lens of traditional Jewish texts. In this course, we’ll consider questions like: "If and when is it okay to shame someone else for the sake of protecting another," and "Are there instances in which it is not only permissible to lie but in fact necessary?" *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Intro to Jewish Social Justice

What is "Jewish Social Justice"? What does it mean to repair the world as Jews? What is the relationship between learning and action? Should we preference immediate needs or long-term impact? How can we prioritize among the variety of inequalities? Is our primary responsibility to our own community or the broader world? Does your desire for justice come from your relationship to Judaism or somewhere else? Through traditional and modern sources, we'll seek to understand what Jewish social justice is, and how it can guide our efforts to improve the world. *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Tzedakah: The Jewish Approach to Giving

Why do you give? How does your Judaism affect your giving habits? This course will explore what Judaism has to say about the need to give charity: Who needs to give? How much should we give, and to whom? We will explore these issues together through traditional sources and modern answers. *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Building Jewish Pluralism

Pluralism - This course will investigate pluralism as a value in Jewish life. We will study various dimensions of pluralism and its limits through both text and case studies, empowering participants to live in communities of diverse multiple Jewish identities. *This course is offered in partnership with Project Zug

Kabbalah

Did you know that Judaism has angels, demons, heaven, and hell? Explore the mysteries of the Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical tradition that looks at the connections between the world we live in and the worlds that we don't see. Look behind the curtain and Judaism's deepest secrets.

Jewish Mindfulness

This is your chance to explore Judaism and mindfulness. Experience different traditions of meditation, introspection, and personal development by trying out different meditation and mindfulness techniques. Make your life more intentional and meaningful today.