Adapting Podcast- Chabad: Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge in Jewish Education

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Rabbi Efraim Mintz, Executive Director of Chabad’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, discusses Chabad’s innovative adoption of technology, Chabad’s work in mental health spaces, and what it means to live a life in service of Am Yisrael.

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Success creates a model for others to follow, and in recent decades Chabad has arguably been one of the most successful organizations at connecting with Jewish communities around the world. So what lessons, if any, can Jewish educators take from Chabad’s success? Rabbi Efraim Mintz, Executive Director of Chabad’s Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, speaks with David Bryfman about the Hasidic philosophy that drives the Chabad movement, as taught by the Rebbe — Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. They discuss Chabad’s innovative adoption of technology, Chabad’s work in mental health spaces, and what it means to live a life in service of Am Yisrael.

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Rabbi Efraim Mintz

"The Talmud teaches that all that has been created is here for G-d's glory and to sanctify G-d's name. The Rebbe and the Chabad movement took that idea out of the theological closet and put it into practice in regards to areas like technology and the internet."

Rabbi Efraim Mintz
Executive Director
Rohr Jewish Learning Institute


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This episode was produced by Dina Nusnbaum and Gabriel Weinstein.  The show’s executive producers are David Bryfman, Karen Cummins, and Nessa Liben. This episode was engineered and edited by Nathan J. Vaughan of NJV Media.  If you enjoyed the show please leave us a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts or even better, share it with a friend. Be sure to subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and be the first to know when new episodes are released.

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Additional Resources:

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute

Chabad.org

TorahCafe.com

Chabad Mental Health Resources

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