Flax Family Chapel | 9:00 p.m. Followed by Traditional Selichot Service
“Making of a Mensch” – Celebrating Character Day 2017
Together with millions of people around the globe we will participate in a conversation about the importance of developing and improving character (qualities like empathy, curiosity, grit, humility, bravery, social responsibility, and many more). We will begin with a screening of the short film “Making of a Mensch” by Tiffany Shlain (Emmy-nominated filmmaker and founder of The Webby Awards). The film will explore character education through the wonderful ancient Jewish teachings of Mussar. Following the screening we will explore the ideas and practices through an engaging and accessible lens, reminding us all how relevant these Jewish tools are to our 21st century lives.