Posts by Peretz Chein

Mission ME: Unconventional Tikkun Olam

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Judaism is indeed about the mission of Tikkun Olam – and viewing it otherwise comes with consequences – only the Olam is not the conventional one.  

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This podcast series was sponsored by Dana ‘14 and Tzvi Simpson.
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TO Buy In or NOT to Buy In, to Judaism?

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For adults, adapting Judaism needs to be an informed choice, otherwise the consequences are dire. We explore the reasons to buy in or not to buy in. Current efforts on the part of Judaism’s marketers (i.e. educational and outreach institutions) to make it more appealing are futile. We conclude with offering a new language and paradigm to view Judaism.

Is It A Pyramid Scheme?

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A pyramid begins with an expansive area that peaks at the top in a narrow space. Is Chabad similarly structured with the bottom being open to all, but as one reaches higher it becomes narrower and more exclusive? Listen as we create a new paradigm in understanding our structure and objective.

Mincing No Words; Chabad’s Objective & What Sets It Apart

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What impact does Chabad at Brandeis seek to have on students?

How are they to live differently as a result?

How is Chabad’s objective different than Hillel, Maor, JLIC or other campus organizations?

Listen as Chanie and Peretz, in their signature style, remove the curtain from this topic.

Students and Giving; Our Responsibility

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Recently we renewed our invitation to students to become Shareholders of Chabad at Brandeis. This was done most notably by dedicating a Shabbat Dinner for students who are Shareholders.

The response to these efforts has exposed students’ characteristics that as educators we failed to address sooner. Our unquestionable successes would easily provide us with the wool to cover our eyes, to use the metaphor, and assuage what we are experiencing. Instead, it has reinforced our determination to rise to the challenge and become more effective educators.

This is the first in a series of new podcasts that will be conversations between us on a variety of topics.

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Thank you,
Chanie and Peretz

PS. You can learn about what a Shareholder is about at