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JLI Teens Discovery Course

Cteen Chestnut Hill
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Join us in an exciting and open forum to think, explore, and discuss ideas & issues that matter to YOU! Come, and bring a friend...you won't be sorry you did! RSVP IN ADVANCE REQUIRED.

Sundays: 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Course 3: April, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, June 3
At: Chabad at Chestnut Hill- 163 Bellingham Road
Dinner will be served!
Cost: $180 per course text book included!

Steering Your Way through Everyday Ethical Dilemmas

SUMMARY: This series will address everyday ethical dilemmas that teens encounter. Dealing with challenges effectively takes a well-developed sense of right and wrong. Teens will identify and understand the timeless moral principles found in Torah law and apply them to an everchanging modern world.
DESCRIPTION: Cruising through life you inevitably hit forks in the road, dilemmas that make you stop and think: “Uh-oh, which choice do I make?” The easiest path may seem like the fast track, but it often won’t take you in the direction you want to go. So, how do you decide what’s right? What’s wrong? And more importantly, what should you do? Everyone needs a moral compass, a set of guiding principles that will help them make the right decisions. Is It Legit? Steering Your Way through Everyday Ethical Dilemmas is an eye-opening experience, a think tank for teens looking to discuss and discover their own Jewish GPS for navigating life!

1. MORALITY: KEEPING IT REAL They say, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter,” but what does this mean? If you could read the mind of a suicide bomber, what would he be thinking? What ideas convince people that killing civilians is something good? If you had to prove that murder is absolutely evil, could you do it? How would you explain it?
2. PROPS TO PARENTS They brought you into the world, they changed your diapers and earned your respect, but parents are also humans that make mistakes. Must you still honor their wishes when they want you to do something that you feel is wrong? How about abusive parents: Do they deserve the same respect?
3. BEATING BULLYING Being a bully is bad, but what about being a bystander? What are some good strategies to cope with bullying? And what are our responsibilities as Jews to protect others from it?
4. ALL ABOUT FORGIVENESS Should you forgive someone even if they aren’t sorry? Is it right, or even healthy, to love a person unconditionally when they hurt you? When should you put someone else’s needs first, and when should you not?
5. TRUE-BLUE JEW “Honesty is the best policy,” or is it? What should you do when the truth can hurt someone? Are all types of lying equally bad? Is there ever a reason that would make lying okay? (Hint: The answer is likely to surprise you!)
6. MY PRIVACY Do you always have a right to privacy? It’s your parents’ duty to protect you, but should they be allowed to read your text messages, emails, or snaps? Why is it important to have your personal space?