Six-week course planned on ‘Art of Marriage’

Rabbi Yosef Landa

Chabad of Greater St. Louis and the Jewish Learning Institute are offering a provocative, newly developed six-session series, “The Art of Marriage, “ on age-old secrets of successful relationships, which will begin on Sunday, April 29. 

“The Art of Marriage” is geared for all individuals, regardless of marital status, and will go far beyond platitudes to cover topics at the heart of modern spousal relationships: Does marriage still serve any purpose at all? How far should one go to make a marriage work? When is divorce the best option? Included as well are Jewish bedroom secrets, from ancient texts on how to enhance intimacy in marital relationships. 

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The Art of Marriage series is offered by Chabad in partnership with the Jewish Community Center, and will meet from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. on six consecutive Sunday mornings beginning April 29, at the JCC’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive. Childcare will be available on the premises during the sessions. The fee for the entire series is $69, which includes a textbook. A 20 percent discount is offered for couples. 

Judaism views a loving marriage as a spiritual as well as a human ideal. According to the course presenters, “The Art of Marriage” shows students how to attain that for themselves and for their spouses, with timeless lessons from both modern and ancient Jewish texts such as the Talmud and Zohar.

“Judaism venerates marriage and therefore has a long history of looking to enhance the marriage experience. The course is not only about providing techniques for success in marriage, it’s about changing your attitude toward your spouse and toward marriage in general,” explains Rabbi Yosef Landa, Chabad’s regional director and the series’ instructor. 

The course is designed to appeal to students at all levels of Jewish knowledge, including those without any prior background in Jewish learning. Affiliation with a synagogue or Jewish institution is not required.

Interested students may call 314-725-0400 or visit www.myJLI.com for registration and other course-related information.