From Asia to Aliyah
Dov Ber’s unique presentation takes you through his six year journey across Asia, back to Israel and his Jewish roots. The power point presentation includes his 1200 km pilgrimage around a Japanese Island, meditation retreats in the Nepalese Himalayas, volunteering in Thailand, Sri Lanka and India, extreme martial arts training in Korea, China and Japan, walking the length of Israel for charity and setting up social action and self-development programs in exotic places across the world.
The presentation can also include a tai chi workout, meditation, music (piano, guitar, bamboo flute), Asian folk songs and basic language lessons (Hindi, Thai, Japanese, Hebrew).
Other Workshops / Seminars
Be a Master Workshop – (4 hours)
All suffering in life comes through the mind. Low self esteem, jealousy, anger, doubt, fear, apathy … all these things hold us back from living rich, positive and conscious lives. Learn how to become master of your body, mind and soul rather than letting the Yetzer Hara hold you back. See more at www.be-a-master.org
Innovation Incubator (4 hours)
Based on your personal strengths and passion, identify what need or opportunity you see in the world, form an effective solution and elevator pitch, design a coherent strategy, make SMART goals and a SWOT analyses, script an executive summary and business plan, iron out possible obstacles and take the first steps to bringing the project into reality.
Life Goals Workshop (1 – 4 hours)
Sof ma’ase b’machshava techila: If you don’t have a clear idea of what you want to achieve in life, you clearly won’t achieve everything you can. This workshop helps people identify what they want to achieve in the main areas of their life, and gives practical ideas on how to achieve them.
Leadership Qualities Workshop (2 hours)
Define what it means to be a leader, identify what qualities and skills it takes and rate yourself in these areas.
Finally, discover whether what you came up with is in line with the leadership qualities demonstrated by our ancestors mentioned in the Torah – you may be surprised.
Mindfulness Meditation Retreat (2 hours – 4 days)
The mind is like a monkey, jumping all over the place, living either in the past or the future. We so often miss out on connecting to the present moment and a living a conscious, empowered life. Learn techniques on how to find peace from the incessant chattering of the mind, improve your concentration, eat more consciously, live life more joyously and learn to focus
on the present moment.
Shiurim (1 - 1.5 hours)
I am happy. I am sad. What exactly is the ‘I’ referring to?
Throughout the ages people have sought an answer to the question Who Am I? Find out what our sages teach us and see how it reveals our true potential and empowers us to live great lives.
Physical and Spiritual – East, West and Jewish
In the East they detach from the physical world in order to be spiritual. In the West they over indulge in the physical world. Find out Judaism’s attitude towards the physical and spiritual and learn how it’s possible to be involved in and enjoy physicality without compromising our high spiritual levels.
Buddhism and Judaism: Two paths to one truth?
40% of practicing Buddhists in America are actually Jewish. Are these religions really just two paths to the same truth? What do Judaism and Buddhism really teach? What, if anything, can we take from the wisdom of the East to enhance our Jewish practice?
Take an in-depth look at the teachings of Buddhism and explore how they compare and contrast to the teaching of the
great Torah sages.
The Rabbi who doesn’t believe in G-d:
If an atheist comes up to me and says “I don’t believe in G-d!,” I’d say “Baruch Hashem! The G-d you don’t believe in, I don’t believe in either!” If Hashem isn’t an angry old man in the sky, then what is He and where does that leave me?
Halacha –the Ultimate Martial Art:
You can’t tear toilet paper on Saturday. You have to put your right shoe on first, then your left, then tie your left laces then your
right….does an infinite, loving G-d really care about all these silly little details? Discover how Hashem is the ultimate martial arts master guiding us towards a black belt in life.
Tikkun Olam: Our Role:
The world is far from perfect, and the Torah has told us to be a mamleches Kohanim and Ohr L’goyim. This discussion explores the partnership between Hashem and the Jewish people in ‘fixing the world.’
Torah and Music
Torah and Exercise
When Willpower Isn't Enough
Living a Well Thought Out Life
Evidence for the Divinity of Torah
The Authority of the Oral Tradition and Rabbis
The Sweetness of Shabbat
and many more ...
An interactive shiur with mekoros and chevruta work – tap into the deeper message of the parsha.
Martial art and tai chi sessions
Kumzitz: Music, fire and Chassidic Stories
Hikes –Connecting to Nature
Full Moon Party! – Tap into the Power of the Month based on ancient mystical wisdom.
A Night of Creative Judaism: Martial Artist, Beat Boxer, Fire Spinners, live band and Talent Show