On a visit to South Africa several years ago I met Leonard Carr and came to know him as a highly respected expert in relationships, who has a well-earned reputation as innovative, insightful and gifted in translating expertise into valuable and usable workshops for singles who are seeking to deepen their relationships.
Working closely with Dr. Carr, Shira (Strassman) Teichman founded “Breakthrough”, a practical solution to the challenges of Jewish dating. Through a combination of social and educational programming Strassman and Carr impart the wisdom and resources necessary to navigate the dating process with clarity and success.
Through role-plays, lectures and a combination of powerful exercises designed to foster self-awareness, clarity and insight Breakthrough has been successful in equipping singles with an enhanced appreciation of personal strengths and blind spots in a manner that many participants have found to be effective in reinvigorating their dating experiences.
In a number of instances, Breakthrough participants have attributed finding a spouse to their participation in the program.
I have reviewed the formal feedback forms given to the participants who typically describe the experience as invaluable in giving them clarity and practical strategies for deepening relationships.
I recommend this program for those who are feeling stuck and frustrated with the dating process and are seeking to build a lasting relationship.
Dr. David Pelcovitz
Chair of Psychology and Education at Yeshiva University