Monday, February 17, 2020

The Chabad of Riverdale will be hosting a relationship workshop on Saturday evening, October 31 at 8:30 p.m. Men and women are welcome to hear presenter Rivki Rosenwald, a couples and dating coach and a life-skills advisor, talk about marriages that last a lifetime.

The event is sponsored by the S.H.A.L.O.M. Workshop (Starting Healthy And LOng-lasting Marriages), a highly successful marital-education program for a healthy and successful marriage. Many hundreds of engaged and newly married couples have attended this innovative workshop that teaches them how to increase understanding and sensitivity to each other’s feelings, communicate effectively, build a sense of mutual respect, promote self confidence in each other, utilize valuable tools for conflict resolution and gain better financial awareness.

It’s a fact of life that couples today face more demands than ever before. The typical complex marriage–managing two careers while rearing children–requires that couples have very strong, well-established abilities to communicate, resolve issues, maintain mutuality and set goals. Without this foundation, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by stress and time pressures. Problems can intrude much more easily than most couples realize. Marriage preparation can function as an immunization that boosts a couple’s capacity to handle potential difficulties. According to a US Advisory Committee on Marriage, “pre-marital education could help reduce divorces by as much as 30%.”

The feedback to the S.H.A.L.O.M. Workshop has been outstanding.

91% said that they were better able to talk about their true feelings.

87% said they learned how to talk more respectfully.

96% learned how to resolve their differences more effectively.

95% reported that they learned how to become better listeners.

97% said they learned some valuable communication tools that they can use to discuss difficult issues.

84% said they learned how to express their opinions and ideas more clearly.

It is important to note that this workshop is not therapy nor is it intended for couples in distress.

Register online for this free event at

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