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Breslov Writing Workshop–Register Now (Last Workshop Sold Out)

Starts Wednesday, June 12

Register Today–Last Workshop Sold Out!

Rebbe Nachman and You: Contemplative Writing From the Soul

with Chaya Rivka Zwolinski of BRI Women

Hosted by Jewish Living – Makom/Jewish Spirituality at the JCC Manhattan

Jun 12, 2019-Jul 10, 2019  (Four Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00pm–except July 3)

(If you can’t make every class, that’s okay, you can catch up with me personally via email.)

Returning for an extended workshop with all-new material: Are you a curious blogger or journal writer, a beginner or published author, or just interested in getting to know more about yourself? Have you ever wanted to write from a deeper place inside you? Nourished by the hidden wellsprings of ancient Jewish wisdom, Rebbe Nachman’s stories are enchanting, dramatic, at times even amusing. But most of all they are elixirs that reveal and heal the soul. In this four-part workshop, we’ll take key concepts from these stories for writing prompts, and then write in your choice of several genres, such as narrative essay or memoir, poetry, lists, expository essay or free-form journaling, and more. Share and discuss. Be inspired and discover new aspects of self.

Chaya Rivka Zwolinski, Director, BRI Women teaches the wisdom of the renowned Chassidic master Rebbe Nachman live as well as online at Breslov.org and blogs for PsychCentral.com; is co-author of Therapy Revolution (HCI), and The Parent-Child Dance (Feldheim) and other books; and travels with women to Hasidic Ukraine.

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the JCC Registration Desk at 646.505.5708 for additional information or register online.

 

Video: Take A Break: A Joy-filled Passover with Rebbe Nachman & The Tzaddikim

Is life a pressure-cooker? Does preparing for Pesach leave you exhausted? Do you wish you could slow down and savor the moments?

Back for the annual BRI Women’s Pesach talk, Chaya Rivka Zwolinski discusses how the lives and stories of Rebbe Nachman, Udel (Aidel), Reb Noson, the Baal Shem Tov, and more, can help you experience  a more meaningful and joyous Yom Tov.

You’re Invited This Tuesday Night (April 2) for Breslov in Manhattan

Azamra & Holy Self-Esteem Manhattan: Tuesday Night

Relationships by the Light of Azamra–Video

(Next live class at BOMA Shul Manhattan will be Tuesday, March 26, 8:00 pm (buffet starts 7:30).

From March 13, 2019. Learn about relationships in light of Rebbe Nachman’s famous lesson, Azamra (Likutey Moharan 282) with Chaya Rivka Zwolinski Director of the Breslov Research Institute’s women’s program, BRI Women.  This learning is dedicated for a refuah sheleimah for Sima bas Sheindel. 

Videographer: Zeisy Devorah Mikhli

Anger, Spiritual Growth & Moshiach–Video

Part 6 is the final class in the series Angry? Try Rebbe Nachman’s Path to Tranquility

 

Anger, Idolatry & The Tzaddik Video

Part 5 of this course detailing Rebbe Nachman’s approach to anger management, offers insights into anger, idolatry, connecting to the Tzaddik, and more insights from Rebbe Nachman of Breslov and Reb Noson. You do not need to participate in the entire course to understand this individual class.