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Richmond Jewish program may 'change the way we think'

Chabad of Richmond is hosting the free event this weekend
Chabad of Richmond is offering a free virtual program with some top, thought-provoking speakers.

Four “highly-respected” speakers are set to challenge the way we think at free, virtual program being offered by one of Richmond’s Jewish congregations.

On Sunday, Jan. 10 at 5 p.m., Chabad Richmond will be offering “Thinking Good,” a free program from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI).

“This special event, featuring four highly-respected speakers, will certainly change the way you think,” said Rabbi Baitelman, of Chabad Richmond, who’s also the local JLI Instructor in Richmond.

“Prepare to be uplifted by these inspiring speakers, and during times like these, we could all use some positivity.”

Guest speakers include an “impressive line-up of gifted educators, authors and public speakers,” added Baitelman.

Dr. David Rosmarin is the director of the Spirituality and Mental Health Program at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts, and an assistant professor at Harvard University.

His studies show how spirituality impacts our mental and physical health.

Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson is the director of Chabad Belgravia in London, England, and the author of Positivity Bias: Practical Wisdom for Positive Living.

“A highly sought-after international speaker, Kalmenson brings a delightful down-to-earth sense of humor to his talks,” said Baitelman.

Famous human rights activist, Natan Sharansky, will also be one of the featured speakers. He is an Israeli politician and author who, as a refusenik in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s, spent nine years in Soviet prisons.

Last but not least, Sara Blau is an educator, artist, life coach, and author of over 20 children’s books, and a gifted motivational public speaker.

JLI, the adult education branch of Chabad-Lubavitch, offers programs in more than 800 locations around the world. More than 400,000 students have attended JLI classes since the organization was founded in 1998.

The program will take place live online at No registration required.


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