This podcast explores the anxiety, fear, and panic we may experience during difficult times and helps us understand the control we have over our psychological responses to crisis. As well, it offers tools and techniques to return us to relative ease and calm, in spite of the chaos surrounding us during the COVID-19 pandemic and in general.
In this podcast, Tal Ben-Shahar, a lecturer and writer who specializes in the field of Positive Psychology, describes what “studying happiness” looks like in practice, identifies some of the field’s key findings, and explores how religion (Judaism, in particular) intersects with academic research on meaning, purpose, and human flourishing.
Temple Beth Shalom of Needham Mass, reimagined religious school to create an inclusive environment in which childrenengage in deep learn and bulild relationship while enjoying original experiences elevating Judasim as foundational for Jewish living. this article details that process.