Chabad course looks at Jewish secrets to success, productivity

Chabad of Greater St. Louis will offer a new, six-part course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) called “How Success Thinks: Jewish Secrets for Leading a Productive Life.”

The course will be offered in two locations on different nights of the week, continuing for six weekly sessions: 

• From 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Nov. 15 at the Lazaroff Chabad Center, 8124 Delmar Blvd.

• From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Mondays starting Nov. 14 at Pepose Vision Institute, 1815 Clarkson Road, in Chesterfield.

“How Success Thinks is a series designed to help people get more of what they want in life, and less of what they don’t,” said Rabbi Yosef Landa, Regional Director of Chabad. “Throughout the course we explore ways to cultivate people’s signature strengths, adopt a growth mind-set, access their inner creativity, contend with weaknesses, and overcome the variety of obstacles that get in the way of success.” 

Drawing on 3,000 years of Jewish wisdom — as well as neuroscience, psychology and behavioral economics — the course works to explain how the most productive people view the world and the choices they make in fundamentally different ways. 

Like all JLI programs, the course is designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. The course is accredited for continuing education for medical and mental health professionals.

JLI courses are open to the public, and attendees need not be affiliated with a particular synagogue, or Jewish institution. For course cost or other information, or to register, call Chabad at 314-725-0400 or 314-258-3401 (for Chesterfield) or visit