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The Pursuit of Happiness Lunch 'n Learn | Instructor: Deborah Orens

Past Sessions
Monday, April 15, 2024 7 Nisan 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, April 8, 2024 29 Adar II 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, April 1, 2024 22 Adar II 5784 - 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, March 25, 2024 15 Adar II 5784 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, March 18, 2024 8 Adar II 5784 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, March 11, 2024 1 Adar II 5784 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, March 4, 2024 24 Adar I 5784 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, February 26, 2024 17 Adar I 5784 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, February 12, 2024 3 Adar I 5784 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge
Monday, February 5, 2024 26 Shevat 5784 - 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM - Adult Lounge

Our founding documents guarantee a natural right to life, liberty, and "the pursuit" of happiness. I always wondered why happiness, unlike life and liberty, was not guaranteed; now I wonder whether it can be pursued. In this class, we will examine excerpts of Shakespeare’s "Macbeth", Kohelet, and Huxley’s "Brave New World", demonstrating that neither power, wealth, nor unthinking contentment is the recipe for true happiness. In contrast, Aristotle, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, and Arthur Brooks teach a path to lasting happiness. We will examine these lessons, and through discussion and (voluntary and private) journaling, examine our own emotional condition, and set a path towards attaining happiness.

A light dairy lunch will be provided at 11:30 am.
This class is free for CAI members and nonmembers.


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April 19,2024 /  11 Nisan 5784