The 7 Habits and Jewish Priniciples

The table below details the clear links between the 7 Habits and Jewish principles. The Leader in Me:Ensuring Our Jewish Future is grounded in Jewish texts and will allow students and teachers to apply Jewish values in a practical and relevant way while improving their leadership skills and maximizing their potential.

The 7 Habits

Jewish Principles

Hillel Quote
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me?”

Habit 1: Be Proactive®

Self- Responsibility, Creativity, Urgency,
Courage, Uniqueness

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind®

Purpose, Tikvah (hope), Messianic Era,
Tikum Olam (repair the world)

Habit 3: Put First Things First®

Cycles, Seder (order),
 Jewish Calendar, Creation

Hillel Quote
“If I am only for myself, what am I?”

Habit 4: Think Win-Win®

Chesed (loving-kindness), Community work,
Tzedakah (charity), Re’ut (friendship)

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood®

Shmirat Lashon (think before you speak),
Humility, Judge Favorably

Habit 6: Synergize®

Shalom (harmony),
Tikun Olam (repair the world)

Hillel Quote
“If not now, when?”

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®

Shabbat, Learning, Recharging, Renewal

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