By Stefanie Zelkind ‘Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. Alice Walker Gratitude. We learn from an early age that it is important to be grateful, to appreciate what we have - to say thank you. Indeed, a national survey on gratitude found that more than 95 percent of Americans consider it “somewhat” to “very” important for mothers and fathers … [Read more...] about This Thanksgiving, Foster an Attitude of Gratitude
#Giving Tuesday challenges every presumption about the inherent selfishness of human nature and provides us the power not only to make a difference but to change and repair this world. By Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein Most acculturated Jews may never have known and might even deny that the idea of the Messiah (Mashiach, literally “anointed one”) is a firm integral part of Jewish tradition. The established presumptuous vision in our texts is … [Read more...] about #GivingTuesday and the Tradition of Tikkun Olam
By Robert Evans #GivingTuesday - a recent addition to the philanthropic lexicon - represents an enormous, still largely untapped opportunity for Jewish nonprofits to reach new donors, galvanize their supporters, and join in the conversation at the water cooler and on social media to raise money. And it will be here soon, just a few days after we all put the finishing touches on Thanksgiving Dinner. There’s still time to prepare and be part of … [Read more...] about Giving Tuesday is Less Than 50 Days Away: Are You Ready?