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Living with Integrity

Living with Integrity

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HOW DO YOU DECIDE...

There comes a time when we're forced to choose
between
conflicting responsibilities or to make ethical
compromises for good reasons. How do we decide what
is right, and more importantly, what is right for us in
our unique situation?

Packed with real-life scenarios, Living with Integrity
challenges you to voice your opinion while providing
practical Talmudic wisdom to help you navigate skillfully
through life's inevitable ethical challenges. This course
will not only provide you with tools to make the right
decisions, but it will also enhance your interaction with
family and friends.


On Six Monday Evenings
S
tarting January 28, 2013
7:30-9:00PM

Location: 
Chabad of Suffern
123 Route 59, Suffern, NY

Fee: 
$89 (textbook included) 
Join the first class free
(with no obligation to continue)

For more information: 
Call: 845.368.1889 
Email: Rabbi@JewishSuffern.com

 Click here to sign up for a remarkable experience today.

Even with the highest ideals and best intentions, we don't
always know the right thing to say or do. Living with integrity
is never easy. We all try the best we can. But every one of us
faces dilemmas day in and day out that challenge our sense of
right and wrong.

Are you obligated to share sensitive information about your
friend with his or her potential employer or spouse? Are you
allowed to read information embedded in an electronic file
that the sender didn't intend for you to see? Is it ethical to
use a covert nanny cam to protect your children? How will
you decide?

Should you forgive domestic violence? Is it correct to forgive
the one who harmed you when you cannot do so with sincerity?
Should you forgive if the offender refuses to admit doing
anything wrong? What about when the person you harmed is
no longer alive: Is forgiveness still possible then?

When faced with a choice to save the whales, feed the starving
in Africa, or give to your local synagogue, where should your
charitable priorities lie? Do taxes, tuition, and community dues
count as charity? Should you give to a beggar when he may use
your donation to buy drugs or alcohol?

When your children and parents both need care, where do your responsibilities lie? What are your responsibilities to your in-laws?
What is the extent of your financial obligation to your parents?
When there are multiple siblings, how should the filial responsibility be delegated? 
 

Should you lie to avoid hurting your parents' feelings, protect
your kids from a frightening truth, or keep a dying man from
knowing his fate? How about speaking a white lie to keep a
surprise party secret, or exaggerating in an interview to get
a job? Where do you draw the line?
 

Your friend is depending on your investment to get his business
up and running. You agreed to help your friend move. You made
a large pledge, but circumstances have since changed. Just how
binding are your commitments? When is it all right to renege?

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The importance of thinking deeply about ethics in our
ethically challenged political and social climate is clear.
Judaism has contemplated these issues for thousands of
years, and the insights of the Torah and Talmud are unique.
Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. 
Professor of Bioethics;
Director, Center for Ethics, Emory University

Living with Integrity provides its students with an
opportunity to think about their values and behaviors
and align them with the kind of person that they want to be.
Joanne B. Ciulla, Ph.D. 
Coston Family Chair in Leadership and Ethics,
Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond

Living with Integrity is a refreshing reminder in our
age of relativism that there are solid answers to our
various ethical dilemmas which we face in everyday life.
Robert Enright, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison;
Founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc.

 

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