The (Jewish) Pursuit of Happiness Through Positive Psychology (Gr. 7-12)

Jewish educators are competing with a cadre of real-life responsibilities & constant digital distractions to connect with busy, stressed students. Positive psychology – the study of what makes life most rewarding & fulfilling – offers a compelling theory & concrete practices that can help Jewish educators design activities & programs that will invite Jewish teens to engage in compelling, meaningful ways. The principles of positive psychology align with core Jewish texts & values. By identifying the points of intersection, we will position ourselves to more consistently create gratifying opportunities for our teens.

At the end of the course, Jewish teen educators will have a foundational understanding of positive psychology & a series of tactics for applying its wisdom to the feat of successfully engaging Jewish teens.