Positive Psychology Meets Jewish Education

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In this second webinar of the series, Sarah Rosenblum presents foundational material about Positive Psychology and explores the intersection of those key ideas with Jewish Education. She gives practical adaptable examples for educators to try in their programs.


What Exactly do we mean by Happiness? by Michelle Shapiro Abraham, the director of program development for the URJ Campaign for Youth Engagement. This article, posted in ejewishphilanthropy in 2017, was a response to a previously posted article by David Bryfman - When You’re Happy and You Know It - The True Purpose of Jewish Education.


  1. TED Talks:

    Angela Duckworth talks about Grit
    Emily Smith talks about Meaning
  2. Recommended Books:

    Flourish by Martin Seligman
    The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubormirsky
  3. Take the PANAS survey that measures your positive and negative affect and gratitude
  4. Read more about Positive Education
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This webinar is the 2nd in this 4 part series from Shinui and The Jewish Education Project, "Cultivating Thriving Lives: A National Conversation on Jewish Education."



  • After School and Beyond
  • Educator Training
  • Congregational Learning
  • Day Schools and Yeshivas
  • Teen Engagement