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In May 2020, as the initial shock of the pandemic began to pass, we reached out to Chabad Brandeis alumni with young families and invited them to a three part conversation exploring "Family; The Lives We Form and Are Formed By."

The response to those conversations led us to organize additional ones, morphing into forty conversations with mostly original content, over one hundred fifty participants, and collaborations with various organizations.

Seeing the void being filled, we established M54 - a 501(c)3 organization, and are working with a consultant to develop and scale its unique educational model. 

We are excited to launch in a few months; in the meantime, here is a window into M54.

Thank you,

Chanie Chein - CEO

Peretz Chein - CCO

M54 seeks

to increase vibrancy in people's lives, 

by discovering their life’s narrative and enabling agency in its authoring,

through curated conversations that nurture voice and language.

M54 is a process of discovering our unique value in the world* and how it plays out in our daily lives through intentional and authentic decision making. By giving our value a language and a voice to inform our life choices, we will embark upon a shared and guided journey of self-discovery, reflection and growth. Grounded in Jewish wisdom and thought, M54 aims to help adults negotiate the many experiences, challenges and opportunities life brings. 

 

The M54 experience is offered to adults who have amassed life experience yet are in the process of piecing together a vision of their future, while approaching new challenges. Unlike psychology-based initiatives that center on pathology, or informal education models whereby processing takes place through secondary encounters and relationships, such as at camp, M54’s model is both educational and structured, informed by a robust Jewish framework. It facilitates a journey rather than dominating it, offering insight, not expectation or obligation. At the nexus of psychology, education, life and Judaism, M54 is brought to fruition by a passionate, dynamic duo who bring their personal life experience, professional expertise in engagement, and immersion in Judaism as a way of life, to the journey.

* “Zot Torat Ha’Adam - This is the Torah of Being Human”

"Chanie and Peretz helped me understand the real-life, living, breathing relationship between who I am and my Judaism.

They didn't tell me what to do or not to do- or that there really is a "correct" answer. But to just shed light on what the challenges were, to learn to be comfortable with that tension, and that it is OK to live in that space.

The outcome of our sessions was a greater understanding of my direction with my Judaism and an acceptance of myself as a person."

-An M54 Participant

 
Learn More
 

M54 Individual

or Couple

M54 offers conversations tailored for the particular interests of individuals and couples.

More info to come

M54 Group

M54 collaborates with organizations and synagogues to craft conversations for their unique interests.

More info to come

Listed are the M54 topics of conversations to date. 

Communications

  • What Does it Look Like

  • Rising from Conflict

  • The Three Steps to a Conversation

  • Farbrenging

  • Coming Together

Family

  • Me We Family

  • Provider & Creator

  • Letting Go

  • Shifting as a Sign of Life

  • Zooming In & Out

Judaism

  • Benefits & Demand

  • Judaism as a Relationship

  • The Interplay of my Relationships with Others & with G-d & Judaism

  • Identifying Life & Judaism

  • The Intersection of Life & Judaism

  • Judaism & the Parts of Me

  • The Three Directions of Judaism

  • The Look of Spirituality

  • My G-d!

  • Re-Imagining Tefillah

  • T-Workout

Relationships

  • Sharing Our Lives with Others

  • Self & Other

  • Giver & Taker

  • Commitment, the Enzyme

  • Raw Intimacy in the Bedroom

The Personal

  • Narratives

  • Pause & Pry

  • Rupture

  • Community

  • Choosing & Letting Go

  • Meaning & Mission

  • Money & Me

  • The Look of Liberation​​​

 

Listen to Chanie and Peretz's latest podcasts or video conversations for a taste of their wisdom and spirit!

 
 
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