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Lift Your Legacy Podcast with Rabbi Jacob Rupp

Oct 17, 2017

In this week’s episode, Rabbi Shalom Garfinkel of JETYP Chicago and founder of Project 613, delves into his personal journey into Judaism and how he found answers to his most nagging questions, “what do I want, what should I want, and what should I want out of life?” Rabbi Garfinkel first encountered these questions in college during late night organic chem study sessions, but struggled to find answers from his peers and professors, whom he assumed had themselves been seeking the truth. His search, like so many before him and so many after, led him to Ohr Somayach Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where he gained the tools to answer those questions and many more that would come up throughout his life.

Today, he works with Jewish students and young professionals in Chicago, getting them connected to their Jewish heritage, professional networks, and each other. His career path was hardly conventional, but as a pillar in professional outreach today, Rabbi Garfinkel knows what it means to follow your life’s calling and your passions, wherever they may take you.

If you’re ever in Chicago or know people there, reach out to Rabbi Garfinkel at (310) 903-7398 or at

In this week’s episode, you’ll learn:

  1. What running marathons and asking deep questions have in common.
  2. How to push yourself to ask the bigger questions in life.
  3. What finding the purpose behind your work looks like.
  4. How to practically go after your goals.