JLI SOUL MAPS -SPRING COURSE 2021

Can you become a perfect person?

What are the obstacles to personal change?

How can you retain joy amid hardships?

Does G‑d want imperfect people?

Which "you" is the real "you"?

Soul Maps
Kabbalah to Navigate Your Inner World

A six-week course hosted by Chabad Jewish Center of Tamarac 

Thursday evenings, May 6 – June 10

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

at Chabad Jewish Center of Tamarac 

8100 N. University Drive, Tamarac 

Course fee: $70
(includes student textbook)

Sign up by April 25th and receive an Early Bird Special: $45

Enroll here

or email [email protected]


COURSE DESCRIPTION

Gain insight into your inner world and discover strategies for overcoming obstacles to change and progress in this acclaimed course from JLI - the Jewish Learning Institute.

Soul Maps provides Kabbalah-based tools to help you understand yourself and will teach how to resolve guilt, conflict, and confusion, and to traverse life's journey with joy, purpose, and direction.

It is based on the sacred 200-year-old book of Tanya, authored by Chabad Rebbe Shneur Zalman of Liadi, a precursor of the modern self-help genre, as a spiritual counseling on the nature of the soul.

Our presenter is Rabbi Kopel Silberberg, Director of Chabad Jewish Center of Tamarac.

COURSE SYLLABUS

Lesson One: Soul Words

If you are such a good person, why do you sometimes feel so mean inside? And if you are such a bad person, why are you plagued by fits of conscience? Just as Freud developed the vocabulary that enable you to speak about your psyche, the Tanya provides the key terms and constructs that allow you to speak about your soul . . . or souls. What kind of person are you? What is the source of inner conflict? This lesson teaches you the words you need in order to answer the question.

Lesson Two: Getting A Grip on Yourself

It can be enlightening to know why you succumb to temptations that you wish you had resisted. But is there a strategy to gaining self-control? This lesson provides practical guidelines for overcoming weakness and learning to control behavior.

Lesson Three: Sync or Sink

When your heart’s passion pulls you one way and your measured mind pulls another way, the disconnect can be agonizing. This lesson will teach you two methods for aligning reason and emotion, so you can reduce stress and live decisively.

Lesson Four: The Joyride

Constant doubt and emotional unhappiness can gradually sap you of the strength and will to change. But joy provides the boost that allows you to live each day with enthusiasm and resolve. This lesson provides useful perspectives that can help you generate a positive attitude.

Lesson Five: The Big Picture

Even after learning methods for overcoming personal challenges and pursuing goodness, you may still wonder why it all matters. What is the purpose of imperfect attempts at perfection? Do your human failings condemn you to be a personal failure? Or might your weaknesses provide an opportunity for a making a unique contribution to the world? Lesson Five allows you to make peace with your personal struggles as you consider your place in the larger scheme of things.

Lesson Six: Have a Heart

Most of Tanya focuses on how you can gain control of the way you act, even if your feelings and motives are not always pure. For those who are patient enough to pursue a slow fix, this final lesson provides meditations and guidelines for reshaping your essential nature over time, while recognizing that the true key to living purposefully is behaving purposefully.