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The Science of Happiness


For staff who work in the St. Louis Jewish community

Explore how current psychological research aligns with Jewish values and what we can take away for our own well-being and to benefit those we serve through our jobs.

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4-4:40 pm  Interactive learning with Professor Bono and Rabbi Silverman

4:45-5:15 pm Choice of small break-out groups (sign up in advance)

  • Yoga with Carly Alves
  • Healthy eating with Cyndee Levy
  • Small group learning with Rabbi Silverman
  • Small group discussion with Professor Bono
  • Craft activity with Kol Rinah ECC teachers

5:15 pm Wrap-up and reflections


Tim Bono, Ph.D., is a psychologist and faculty member in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of happiness and has won several teaching awards. Thousands of students have taken his popular courses on the Psychology of Young Adulthood and the Science of Happiness.

Click here to learn more about Professor Tim Bono and click here to learn about his his book, When Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness.

Rabbi Yaakov Silverman is a rabbi, teacher, and director of St. Louis Torah & Turf. He’s recognized for his engaging style and ability to bring Torah wisdom to those from all backgrounds.





JProStl Chair
Sarah Levinson (St. Louis NORC)

Jackie Levey (WashU Hillel)

Marci Mayer Eisen, Director, Millstone Institute and JProStl
Karen Sher, Senior Director, Community Engagement

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
Gerry Greiman, Board Chair
Don Hannon, Chief Operating Officer