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What is the Journey Chabura all about?
The Journey Chabura is a weekly workshop that meets via teleconference. In the weekly classes, participants explore all angles of Jewish Personal Development from a beginner level, progressing to more and more advanced curriculum. The Chabura is divided into different levels, beginning with self-exploration to gain self-knowledge, and continuing with modules that show you how to bring your self-knowledge into actualization.

 

What will I gain from the Chabura?
The goals of the Chabura are Vitality, Transcendence and Powerful Joy. Vitality – the energy to jump out of bed in the morning, to be a person who looks forward to all aspects of his life and who feels energized throughout the day. Transcendence – the ability to rise above the vicissitudes of life and to channel his life challenges into personal growth. The outcome of Vitality and Transcendence is Powerful Joy, which is self explanatory. Through the Chabura Curriculum (which you can view here) participants will gain tools to achieve these goals.

 

What is the curriculum?
In level one of the Chabura curriculum Rabbi Nivin teaches tools for Self-Knowledge, including:
■ Defining your Yeud (life’s purpose)
■ Identifying your Tikun (character challenge or flaw)
■ Choosing a Yearly Direction
■ Examining the Fifteen Areas of Life Balance
■ Creating a Tripod of Objectivity
■ Mapping out a Yearly Plan
In level two of the curriculum Rabbi Nivin explores essential Life Tools which will enable you to remain conscious of and follow through with your plan. The curriculum then continues with additional life-changing modules such as Calmness and Yishuv HaDaas, Transcending Thinking, Jewish Time Management, Emotional Intelligence, Great Expectations, How to Be a Loving Educator, Expanded Consciousness, and many more. Currently there is a four year model curriculum which serves as the basis for the Chabura classes.

 

When is the next new group starting?
Our next women’s group of The Journey Chabura will begin 29 Av (Aug. 21st), at 2pm ET, 9pm IT.

 

Is the Journey Chabura being offered for men?
The men’s group is being offered in a pre-recorded format. There will be a weekly option for group question and answer processing and workshops based on group interest. The time of this workshop will be determined by the majority of the group.

 

How do I participate in the Chabura?
Participants call into a US based conference line – everyone is together in a virtual conference room. The teleconference system currently supports many international dial-in numbers as well as a computer based Flash-Phone for calling into the live call. Recordings can be accessed via international dial-in numbers from the US, Israel, England, South Africa, Australia, and many other countries.

 

There is also a webinar option available for those who like to see the notes in real time during the Chabura. There is also a chat box for entering questions during the class.

What if I can’t join the live classes?
Recordings are available to listen to, either by phone or through our Online Info Center. Over half of our current participants listen to the weekly recordings and benefit from the classes in a successful and meaningful way by doing so.

 

How do I sign up?
If you are ready to join the Chabura please Click Here, or contact us as soon as possible to register and secure your spot in the next Chabura. We can be reached by phone @ (US) 646-863-4123, (Israel) 02-580-6406, or by email at NewChabura@gmail.com

 

What is the cost of the Chabura?
Elul Special: Listen to the first 3 classes for $1. After that, the cost of the Chabura is $55 per month. The Chabura runs on an ongoing basis, and participants can cancel at any point for the following month. At the end of the 3 class trial, participants are automatically registered in the Chabura at the regular price if we don’t hear from you by the cancellation date of TBA.

 

What is my commitment if I join the Chaburas?
Registration is for a minimum of one month. Participants have the option to inform us of their desire to cancel participation in future Chaburas any time before the 1st of every month. Once that date has passed and no communication from the participant has been received, the participant is automatically registered for the next month and charged accordingly. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

 

What if I miss a class?
Recordings of the classes are available on our Online Info Center (via streaming, not downloading) and via the recording line which currently has dial-in numbers for the US, Israel, England, South Africa, Australia, and many other countries. Please note that sharing of the Chabura access codes, links or log-in information with anyone (including other Chabura participants) is not permitted as stated in our terms and conditions.

 

How long will I have access to the class recordings?
Phone recordings are hosted by Free Conference Corporation and are therefore subject to the company’s terms and conditions. Currently, Free Conference Corporation hosts phone recordings for up to 6 months from the date of the class. Participants can call in and listen to previous classes as often as they would like. Online Info Center access is available for active Chabura participants. Recordings of previous classes can be accessed online at any time, as long as a participant is active in R’ Nivin’s Chaburas. For a nominal fee, former participants can extend their Info Center access.

 

Can I download these classes to my computer or mp3 player?
In order to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and the integrity of the Chabura, the classes are not available for download.

 

What is the Online Info Center?
The Online Info Center is a resource for our active participants where they can login and listen to recordings of current and past Chabura classes, confirm dial-in phone numbers and access codes, view the class schedule, request a chavrusa, view notes on the classes, and see a syllabus of the Chabura curriculum. Former participants can extend their Info Center access for a nominal fee. Please note that sharing of the Chabura access codes, links or login information with anyone (including other Chabura participants) is not permitted as stated in our terms and conditions.

 

What is the role of ‘chavrusas’ in the Chabura?
An important part of the Chabura experience is working together with a chavrusa (study partner). Chavrusas meet for a few minutes at times fitting for both of their schedules outside of class time. Many of our participants find that their chavrusa becomes a dear friend and key element in their own growth and self development. The chavrusa element enhances the workshop-type experience of the Chabura. Furthermore, one of our goals is to build a community atmosphere between participants – having a chavrusa helps to facilitate this atmosphere.

 

Do I need a chavrusa to sign up?
No. Although we recommend joining with a chavrusa, we will be happy to try and find a chavrusa that matches your time availability and appears to be a good fit based on our chavrusa questionnaire. If you know someone joining the Chabura that you would like to be chavrusas with, be sure to let us know.

 

Will I get to ask questions during the Chabura?
In our live groups, Rabbi Nivin takes time to answer questions during each class. If your question was not answered during the class, you can send it via email and either R’ Nivin or his assistant will quickly be in touch with you. Please note: any question you ask during the live call is recorded for the benefit of Chabura participants and may be listened to by ANY current or future Chabura participant, not limited to those in your specific Chabura.

 

Is there an opportunity to get to know or ‘meet’ other people in the Chabura?
Many Chabura participants have forged life-long friendships through their participation in the Chabura. Communication with other participants is not required, and individuals can choose whether or not to share their contact information with other participants.

 

What level of knowledge do I need? Do I need textual skills?
Basic Jewish knowledge will help you achieve the maximum desired results from The Chabura. Textual skills are not a prerequisite. You just need to have a desire to learn and grow.

 

Are notes of the classes available?
Notes for the classes are usually available by email and through our Online Info Center.

 

Are handouts given at the end of each class?
Handouts are distributed for many of the classes as well as posted to the Online Info Center. Rabbi Nivin will let you know when to expect these handouts in your email inbox.

 

What are the two options in the Marriage Track?
One option is called the Motivated Marriage Chabura, and the second is called the Challenging Marriage Chabura.

 

What is the Motivated Marriage Chabura about?
The Motivated Marriage Chabura will parallel the Journey Chabura curriculum, with a focus of improving your marriage.

 

In level one of the Chabura curriculum Rabbi Nivin teaches tools for Self-Knowledge, including:

■ Defining your personal Yeud (life’s purpose) juxtaposed with your marriage mission
■ Identifying your Tikun (character challenge or flaw) and how it relates to your marriage.
■ Examining the 14 Areas of Life Balance and how it relates to the concept of marriage
■ How to stay objective when trying to improve your marriage
● Mapping out a Yearly Plan for your marriage

What is the Challenging Marriage Chabura about?
The Challenging Marriage Chabura will be for women who are in difficult or trying marriages. It will cover the unique distinctions and insights needed to navigate a challenging marriage.*

 

* This chabura covers marriages with medium to serious complications: communication issues, a dysfunctional husband, a husband with mental illness, differing levels of Yiddishkeit or life goals, not feeling the ability to unify with one’s spouse and more.

The curriculum will cover the following distinctions:
● How to get rid of unrealistic expectations in your marriage
● How to transcend the most difficult life challenges there are in your marriage
● How to deal emotionally with the losses in a complicated marriage
● How does the role of character traits play into the issue of a complicated marriage
● How to fully learn to accept my complicated spouse, and at the same time not give in on reasonable areas of change
● How to have joy no matter what is going on around me
● How to leave the past and fully live in the present
● And much much more…

When is the next new group starting?
Our next women’s group of The Motivated Marriage Chabura will begin Mon, Aug 21st at 10am ET, 5pm IT.

 

Our next women’s group of The Challenging Marriage Chabura will begin Thurs, Aug 24th at 10am ET, 5pm IT.

Is the Marriage track being offered for men?
Not at this time.

 

How do I participate in the Chabura?
Participants call into a US based conference line – everyone is together in a virtual conference room. The teleconference system currently supports many international dial-in numbers as well as a computer based Flash-Phone for calling into the live call. Recordings can be accessed via international dial-in numbers from the US, Israel, England, South Africa, Australia, and many other countries.

 

There is also a webinar option available for those who like to see the notes in real time during the Chabura. There is also a chat box for entering questions during the class.

What if I can’t join the live classes?
Recordings are available to listen to, either by phone or through our Online Info Center. Over half of our current participants listen to the weekly recordings and benefit from the classes in a successful and meaningful way by doing so.

 

How do I sign up?
If you are ready to join the Chabura please Click Here, or contact us as soon as possible to register and secure your spot in the next Chabura. We can be reached by phone @ (US) 646-863-4123, (Israel) 02-580-6406, or by email at NewChabura@gmail.com

 

What is the cost of the Chabura?
Elul Special: Listen to the first 3 classes for $1. After that, the cost of the Chabura is $55 per month. The Chabura runs on an ongoing basis, and participants can cancel at any point for the following month. At the end of the 3 class trial, participants are automatically registered in the Chabura at the regular price if we don’t hear from you by the cancellation date of TBA.

 

What is my commitment if I join the Chaburas?
Registration is for a minimum of one month. Participants have the option to inform us of their desire to cancel participation in future Chaburas any time before the 1st of every month. Once that date has passed and no communication from the participant has been received, the participant is automatically registered for the next month and charged accordingly. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

 

What if I miss a class?
Recordings of the classes are available on our Online Info Center (via streaming, not downloading) and via the recording line which currently has dial-in numbers for the US, Israel, England, South Africa, Australia, and many other countries. Please note that sharing of the Chabura access codes, links or log-in information with anyone (including other Chabura participants) is not permitted as stated in our terms and conditions.

 

How long will I have access to the class recordings?
Phone recordings are hosted by Free Conference Corporation and are therefore subject to the company’s terms and conditions. Currently, Free Conference Corporation hosts phone recordings for up to 6 months from the date of the class. Participants can call in and listen to previous classes as often as they would like. Online Info Center access is available for active Chabura participants. Recordings of previous classes can be accessed online at any time, as long as a participant is active in R’ Nivin’s Chaburas. For a nominal fee, former participants can extend their Info Center access.

 

Can I download these classes to my computer or mp3 player?
In order to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and the integrity of the Chabura, the classes are not available for download.

 

What is the Online Info Center?
The Online Info Center is a resource for our active participants where they can login and listen to recordings of current and past Chabura classes, confirm dial-in phone numbers and access codes, view the class schedule, request a chavrusa, view notes on the classes, and see a syllabus of the Chabura curriculum. Former participants can extend their Info Center access for a nominal fee. Please note that sharing of the Chabura access codes, links or login information with anyone (including other Chabura participants) is not permitted as stated in our terms and conditions.

 

Will I get to ask questions during the Chabura?
In our live groups, Rabbi Nivin takes time to answer questions during each class. If your question was not answered during the class, you can send it via email and either R’ Nivin or his assistant will quickly be in touch with you. Please note: any question you ask during the live call is recorded for the benefit of Chabura participants and may be listened to by ANY current or future Chabura participant, not limited to those in your specific Chabura.

 

Is there an opportunity to get to know or ‘meet’ other people in the Chabura?
Many Chabura participants have forged life-long friendships through their participation in the Chabura. Communication with other participants is not required, and individuals can choose whether or not to share their contact information with other participants.

 

What level of knowledge do I need? Do I need textual skills?
Basic Jewish knowledge will help you achieve the maximum desired results from The Chabura. Textual skills are not a prerequisite. You just need to have a desire to learn and grow.

 

Are notes of the classes available?
Notes for the classes are usually available by email and through our Online Info Center.

 

Are handouts given at the end of each class?
Handouts are distributed for many of the classes as well as posted to the Online Info Center. Rabbi Nivin will let you know when to expect these handouts in your email inbox.

 

What is a Yeud Coach?

A Yeud Coach is a coach that helps others find their positive life’s purpose, and learn how to integrate it in their daily lives.

How does it help a person to find their positive life’s purpose?

When a person finds his life’s purpose and is connected to it in a positive way, he has tremendous vitality in his life, and accesses tremendous internal levels of energy.

Can I take this Training Series if I don’t plan on becoming a professional coach?

Yes, this Chabura is also available for advanced students in the area of personal development who want to learn this material to help their friends, family, and community. There is no obligation to take the tests or complete the certification.

How many classes will this training series be?

12 classes.

Does this Chabura have an option for men and women?

Yes, there will be an option for both men and women.

When will these new Chaburas begin?

The women’s group will begin on Thurs, Aug 24th at 12pm ET, 7pm IT.
The men’s groups will begin on Sun, Aug 27th at 12pm ET, 7pm IT.

There will be approximately 12 classes in this series.

What is the coaching curriculum?

In this training series, R’ Nivin will teach you the training paradigms for how to get others to:
■ Define their Yeud (life’s purpose)
■ Identify their Tikun (major character challenge or flaw)
■ Choose a Yearly Direction
■ How to have balance in their lives.
■ Learn how to be objective.
■ Map out a Yearly Plan

Will I receive certification after participating in this Chabura?

Certification will be given to participants who pass a series of tests on the material. This certificate will show that you have properly completed all coursework and have passed the final exam. This is not a certification of competency in the tool.

Are there any limitations to giving out this Training series materials?
The license for this Chabura will include an ability to help others in a one-on-one setting. The license does not include teaching others the tools, or using the material in a group format of any kind.
How do I participate in the training series?

Participants call into a US based conference line – everyone is together in a virtual conference room. The teleconference system currently supports many international dial-in numbers as well as a computer based Flash-Phone for calling into the live call. Recordings can be accessed via international dial-in numbers from the US, Israel, England, South Africa, Australia, and many other countries.

There is also a webinar option available for those who like to see the notes in real time during the Chabura. There is also a chat box for entering questions during the class.

What if I can’t join the live classes?

Recordings are available to listen to, either by phone or through our Online Info Center. Over half of our current participants listen to the weekly recordings and benefit from the classes in a successful and meaningful way by doing so.

How do I sign up?

If you are ready to join the Chabura please Click Here, or contact us as soon as possible to register and secure your spot in the next Chabura. We can be reached by phone @ (US) 646-863-4123, (Israel) 02-580-6406, or by email at NewChabura@gmail.com

What is the cost of the training series?

The cost of this training series is $699. There is an early bird special for participants who sign up by Thursday, August 15th for $100 off the regular price.

What if I miss a class?

Recordings of the classes are available on our Online Info Center (via streaming, not downloading) and via the recording line which currently has dial-in numbers for the US, Israel, England, South Africa, Australia, and many other countries. Please note that sharing of the Chabura access codes, links or log-in information with anyone (including other Chabura participants) is not permitted as stated in our terms and conditions.

How long will I have access to the class recordings?

Phone recordings are hosted by Free Conference Corporation and are therefore subject to the company’s terms and conditions. Currently, Free Conference Corporation hosts phone recordings for up to 6 months from the date of the class. Participants can call in and listen to previous classes as often as they would like. Online Info Center access is available for active Chabura participants. Recordings of previous classes can be accessed online at any time, as long as a participant is active in R’ Nivin’s Chaburas. For a nominal fee, former participants can extend their Info Center access.

Can I download these classes to my computer or mp3 player?

In order to protect the confidentiality of the individuals and the integrity of the Chabura, the classes are not available for download.

What is the Online Information Center?

The Online Info Center is a resource for our active participants where they can login and listen to recordings of current and past Chabura classes, confirm dial-in phone numbers and access codes, view the class schedule, request a chavrusa, view notes on the classes, and see a syllabus of the Chabura curriculum. Former participants can extend their Info Center access for a nominal fee. Please note that sharing of the Chabura access codes, links or login information with anyone (including other Chabura participants) is not permitted as stated in our terms and conditions.

Will I get to ask questions during the Training Series?

In our live groups, Rabbi Nivin takes time to answer questions during each class. If your question was not answered during the class, you can send it via email and either R’ Nivin or his assistant will quickly be in touch with you. Please note: any question you ask during the live call is recorded for the benefit of Chabura participants and may be listened to by ANY current or future Chabura participant, not limited to those in your specific Chabura.

Are notes of the classes available?

Notes for the classes are usually available by email and through our Online Info Center.

Are handouts given at the end of each class?

Handouts are distributed for many of the classes as well as posted to the Online Info Center. Rabbi Nivin will let you know when to expect these handouts in your email inbox.