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Character Day 2017

September 13, 2017
(All day)
EDT

Third Party Event

Find out more about Character Day 2017

Join JTFN and participate in this global conversation with LET IT RiPPLE about the importance of developing and improving character through empathy, curiosity, grit, humility, bravery, social responsibility.

 

Our top picks:

Rabbi Lee Moore, Director of Jewish and Organizational Learning

Time: TBD

Rabbi Lee Moore is Director of Jewish and Organizational Learning at Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Senior Jewish Educator for Hillel at Kent State, serving both organizations since 2010 when she was ordained from Hebrew College. She has developed conceptual work on models such as Jewish fluency, Jewish sensibilities and applied Jewish wisdom, as well as the Jewish Sensibilities Deck.

 

Alan Morinis, Anthropologist, Filmmaker, and Writer

Time: 10amPT/1pmET

Alan Morinis has been a leading figure in the contemporary revival of the Mussar movement. He is the founder and dean of The Mussar Institute, an institute committed to advancing the Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth leading to awareness, wisdom, and transformation. He was trained as an anthropologist as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. His scholarly expertise is in the study of religious pilgrimages, especially in Hinduism.

 

Khun Khit San, Activist, Co-Founder and Director at Taunggyi Youth Center

Time: TBD

Khun Khit San has dedicated his life to promoting peace. As a teenager, he learned English, attended university and won a scholarship to study at the American Center in Rangoon. In 2010, he returned home and co-founded Kaung Rwai Social Action Network (KSAN), which trains Shan State youth like himself to become activists, community leaders and human rights educators. He is now a co-founder and director at Taunggyi Youth Center which is working on youth empowerment for civic leadership and engagement program.

 

Shabnam Mogharabi CEO and Executive Producer at SoulPancake

Time: 12:30amPT/3:30pmET

Shabnam Mogharabi joined SoulPancake at its launch in March 2009 as the co-director of content. She is one of the co-authors of the New York Times bestselling book SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions.SoulPancake spreads joy and celebrates the human experience by producing and curating uplifting, thought-provoking content that is distributed on television, online, and at live events.

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