RABBI JEFF FORSYTHE
...is a private counselor to individuals
and groups, popular speaker, author and consultant who has been working since '77 to help
people to achieve inner potential; satisfying relationships and a life of meaning, success
and fulfillment. He is based in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
This Rabbi Forsythe site offers to you:
* numerous representative examples of his
writings in many important subjects central to successful and happy Torah living,
* an "Ask The Rabbi" e-mail forum
for your questions (in his subject areas) to Rabbi Forsythe,
* a listing of his huge offering of tapes,
* e-mail contact with Rabbi Forsythe and
* announcement of selected public
Some sections will be changed periodically,
generally approximately once per week, and the previous materials will be archived.
Exciting and important new subjects will be
added to this site from time to time. New materials can also be added to any current
subject from time to time.
You will, therefore, want to come back and
check this site at least once or twice every week.
Among the subjects which should be
regularly changed (and old material to be archived) include:
* Shalom Bayis/Marriage,
* Finding Your Zivug/Mate and
* Ask The Rabbi/Question & Answer
Entire Contents by Rabbi Jeff Forsythe
Copyright 2000, or year in which new or changed contents appear.
The written material available on this site
will be of considerable interest to the reader. It is adapted from several books and
numerous articles which Rabbi Forsythe is writing on the Shalom Bayis/Jewish marriage, the
"singles situation," bain odom lechavairo (interpersonal relating), personal
growth and Torah hashkafa. It is the result of decades of research, learning and work
RABBI FORSYTHE'S APPROACH:
HELPING PEOPLE TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE
There are central areas of life which impact one's ability
to live happily and effectively. For a full and satisfying life, one must be able to
relate with other people, to develop as a human being, to maintain a marriage, to raise
and train children, to function in practical matters and to fulfill the obligations and
standards imposed by G-d's Torah upon the Jew. Rabbi Jeff Forsythe has been working since
'77 to address these and related issues and, thereby, to help people build better lives.
Rabbi Forsythe has been analyzing social, psychological,
interpersonal, cultural and spiritual issues in the Jewish community; and areas of
"yeridas hadoros [decline of the generations]." He has been studying these
issues to develop meaningful and useful contributions in these areas.
Pirkei Avos [the ethical tractate of the Talmud] tells us
that everything can be found in the Torah, if one were but to honestly pour over and over
it. Rabbi Forsythe has been doing this, as well as studying under, and consulting with,
major rabonim [Torah authorities]. He has also studied selected elements of psychology and
social work, to add to his skill-base.
The result of his decades of work, learning and experience
has been the constructing of practical, effective and "kosher" Torah-sanctioned
insights and methods that help people to develop and elevate themselves; to overcome
personal issues; and to achieve more fulfilling and successful lives and relationships.
Rabbi Forsythe provides and communicates his material
through his private counseling, public speaking and workshops (throughout the
English-speaking "Jewish world"), writings, Torah tapes, internet site and
answering of shaalos (questions). He is based in Brooklyn, NY, USA.
As a private counselor, Rabbi Forsythe
specializes in working with individuals and couples to help them to succeed with their
relationships, to work through their personal difficulties and to achieve a more
satisfying life. He strives to go after the root of the situation for lasting resolution
of the pain, self-sabotage, conflict or issues. He brings the wisdom of Torah sources
together with selected helpful techniques from psychology to form a unique "kosher
synthesis" that is loyal to the Torah, yet practical and effective.
As a public speaker, he addresses dozens of
critical subjects that hit at core "on-target" subjects, with a unique blend of
skills, techniques, knowledge, experience and insight. He has presented, taught and done
various kinds of programs in educational, religious, work and social institutions in an
enormous number of locations throughout the English-speaking world. His programs can be
customized to suit your individual organization, goals and facilities; and can be
adaptable into many formats such as lecture, shabatone, weekly series, interactive
Rabbi Forsythe speaks for various types of
audiences, from Torah beginners through advanced levels, from young adult through mature
ages. He can address, for example:
* married audiences on happy and peaceful
* communication (in general and for
* audiences of singles on how to select,
maintain and prepare for a serious man-woman relationship
* interpersonal mitzvos, laws, conduct and
relating skills (chesed, derech eretz, peace, honest business, living with neighbors,
handling anger or machlokess, communication, etc.)
* hashkofa (understanding and viewing
aspects of life)
* personal growth (midos, mussar, tshuva,
self-image, introspection and spiritual development)
* happiness and success in personal life
from Jewish wisdom.
He has a huge and diverse catalog of tapes,
addressing an extremely wide range of subjects. There are approx. 75 titles and approx.
150 tapes (many are multi-tape sets).
Rabbi Forsythe has a weekly column in the
Jewish Press with Torah, Psychology and real-life issues generally pertaining to finding,
building and maintaining a happy, peaceful and permanent marriage relationship. The column
appears in the "Family Matters" section.
ENTIRE CONTENTS WRITTEN AND COPYRIGHT 2002
BY RABBI JEFF FORSYTHE
Counseling For Individuals & Couples
Human Relations - Man/Woman Compatibility - Personal Development
Workshops - Public Speaking - Full Semester Courses
Major Tape Catalog
Writing For Publication
Compatibility Profiling (for singles)
Business Consulting (work/customer relationships and conflicts)
Lecture & Series Formats Include:
Shabos - Yom Tov - Singles - Choson & Kallah - Shalom Bayis
High School - Kiruv - Adult Education - Organizational Functions
Rabbi Forsythe can be contacted with
serious inquiries about his professional services by e-mail through this site or by
writing to Rabbi Forsythe c/o Jewish Press, 338 Third Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11215, USA.
Copyright 2002 by Rabbi Jeff Forsythe.
Limited permission is granted to print out on paper or to electronically send any of these
materials IF due credit is given to Rabbi Forsythe AND IF it is EXCLUSIVELY for:
1. SINGLE-COPY NON-COMMERCIAL PRIVATE USE,
2. use in consideration of hiring Rabbi
Forsythe for any of his professional services, or
3. inclusion in a review in a publication
which reviews the material strictly according to Torah-observant Judaism.
Otherwise, these materials may not be copied or used in any
way without express advance permission from, nor without due credit given to, Rabbi