Upcoming Courses

Communicating With Compassion

Have you ever looked back at how you listened and responded, and wished you had handled things better? Have you ever wished you had better, more effective and empathic listening skills?

The Communicating with Compassion tele-course offers a highly useful set of tools for effective, skillful and empathic communication at work, with friends and at home. These skills are always useful, and are especially valuable in tricky situations, such as when others are expressing emotions (e.g. anger, concern, disappointment, hurt, worry, frustration, sadness, etc).

Whatever communication skills you have, the Communicating with Compassion phone conference course will take those skills to the next level.

You will learn:

    • 5 listening skills and when to use each one
    • 2 key communication mistakes to avoid
    • 5 keys to offering effective advice and feedback
    • Affirming the dignity of the other and avoid shame-based responses
    • How to lend people an ear so that they work out their situations

Intrigued? The first 2 teleconference sessions (out of 10) are offered with no obligation. These two sessions focus on the single most important skill of listening and responding with empathy and compassion. Call in from the comfort of your home or office!

Highly interactive sessions, 50% presentation and 50% demonstration and practice, and a user-friendly handout. Practical skills, immediately applicable in both work and personal life. Apply them to your lives and watch the magic happen!

Daytime: 10 Tuesdays beginning Feb 20* at 1 – 2 PM Eastern (10 – 11 AM Pacific)
Evening: 10 Mondays beginning Feb 19* at 8:30 – 9:30 PM Eastern (5:30 – 6:30 PM Pacific)

*skipping for Passover/Easter end March and early April

For a limited time only, we’ve reduced the tuition from it’s regular price of $567.00.

Current tuition for a limited time only: $330
Attend the first two sessions as my gift and see if it is right for you.

To sign up or with questions, contact the instructor directly at uziteaches@aol.com.

Moses and the Golden Calf: A Study in (Failed?) Leadership

Moses shattering the Tablets is one of the most dramatic events described in the Bible. In the simple reading of the story, Moses is the hero. The Israelites sin, God is furious and Moses sets everything in order. He destroys the Golden Calf, intercedes with prayer and restores the covenant between Israel and God.

As we read more carefully, however, things are not that simple. Did Moses act deliberately in shattering the Tablets, or did he act in anger? Were there better options? And was there a failure in leadership at various points leading up to the story?

In this new 2-session course, we approach the story through the eyes of traditional commentaries as well as from the standpoint of Communicating with Compassion. This will offer us valuable skills on how to respond to stressful situations in our own lives.

Daytime: Feb 22 & Mar 8 at 1 – 2 PM Eastern (10 – 11 AM Pacific)
Evening: Feb 25 &Mar 4 at 8:30 – 9:30 PM Eastern (5:30 – 6:30 PM Pacific)

Cost: $36

To sign up or with questions, contact the instructor directly at uziteaches@aol.com.

Moses and the Art of Giving Advice

Have you ever given advice and gotten back “Shut up! Who asked you?” or made a suggestion and gotten back resentment instead of gratitude? Do you sometimes hold back from offering your input, afraid of how it will turn out?

There is wisdom about this in the good book. The story of Jethro giving Moses advice (Exodus 18:13-27) seems to be long and drawn out. But hidden in the dialogue between Moses and Jethro is valuable wisdom on how to give advice.

You will learn the five key principles of skillful advice-giving, and a big mistake to avoid. Apply the skills and watch your relationships improve!

Daytime: March 15 and 22 at 1 – 2 PM Eastern (10 – 11 AM Pacific)
Evening: March 13 and 20 at 8:30 – 9:30 PM Eastern (5:30 – 6:30 PM Pacific)

Cost: $47

To sign up or with questions, contact the instructor directly at uziteaches@aol.com.

Recent Testimonials

“I have served as a congregational rabbi for thirty years. For ten of those years, I was also a law enforcement chaplain. I have a well-deserved reputation for being an outstanding pastoral counselor, and in my law-enforcement work I diffused several crisis situations through my communication skills. These were skills I should have learned in seminary, but I did not. I learned them through studying Communicating With Compassion, taught by Rabbi Uzi Weingarten.
“I began by accepting Uzi’s standing offer of two sessions of the course as a gift. I fully expected it to be the same things I had been taught many times before. Instead, fifteen minutes into the first session, I realized that this course could change my life, and it did.
“Uzi is the most gifted teacher of communication I know, and is as gifted a teacher of Torah as I have ever met. All of us who work with people need to excel in the areas of Uzi’s expertise. His gifts as a teacher, of both Communicating with Compassion and Jewish Spirituality, will transform your interactions with others in every facet of your life.” — Rabbi Benjamin Sendrow, Carmel IN

About The Author

Rabbi Bernard Uzi Weingarten teaches the two subjects he loves: Communicating With Compassion and Jewish Spirituality. He holds a Master’s degree in the field of Education, studied spiritual psychology at the University of Santa Monica, and studied communication skills with internationally acclaimed teachers. He has taught both Jewish Spirituality and Communicating With Compassion for academic credit.

He currently makes his home in the Pacific Northwest.