Dear Members of the Tribe (warning: very Jewy email!),
We are so excited to share that there are now over 40,000 events in 70 countries registered for Character Day on Sept. 22, where groups will be screening an array of films about the science of character from different perspectives, diving into discussion materials, and joining a global LiveCasted Q&A. This email is for those of you interested specifically in The Making of a Mensch (11mins), which explores character development through a Jewish lens. For everyone else, find all info on Character Day here
Character Day and The Making of a Mensch (and all the accompanying materials and resources) are perfect prep for back to school and for the High Holidays. Click here to find examples of different types of events people are doing: from schools to companies to shuls, big groups to small, secular to spiritual, cultural Jew to Jew curious. All are invited, all free of cost.
JOIN US FOR CHARACTER DAY!
Character Day Updates for our Mensch audience:
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks 
We're thrilled to announce that Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, philosopher, bestselling author, and former Chief Rabbi of England, will speak and answer questions on our global LiveCasted Q&A, joining a long list of experts in the field of character development. The global Q&A is open and free to everyone everywhere. See the full list of speakers here
Ideas For Planning Your Own Event 
Join us for two upcoming webinars highlighting new character-based initiatives in the Jewish community, and ideas for how to make the most of Character Day. Sign up here.
Tues Sept 6 @ 11:30am PST -- featuring April Baskin (Union for Reform Judaism), Dina Mann (Reboot), David Waksberg (Jewish Learning Works), and Laura Yares (Hillel International).
Thurs Sept 15 @12:30pm PST - feautring Beth Cousens (Jewish Federations of North America), Rabbi Laurie Tapper (Yavneh Day School in Silicon Valley), Avi West (Jewish Federation of Greater Washington) and others.
Check out some of the cool things our partners are doing!
  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco is hosting our local event on Sept 22. Tiffany will be there to do a Q & A after the screenings. Tickets here.
  • The National Museum of Jewish History will be screening the film and tapping into the conversation with Rabbi Sacks.
  • We are partnering with BimBam to include their film series Shaboom! in Character Day. The films are perfect to introduce these ideas about being a good person to pre-school age children. 
  • One Table is encouraging young adults across the country to host Character Day Shabbat dinners.
  • Jewish Learning Works is launching a fantastic resource as part of Character Day that explores the intersection between Jewish wisdom, text and yoga. 
  • Find more ideas of what you can do here.
We are incredibly grateful to all of our partners who have helped us grow this experiment of creating a global conversation about the science and ideas around strengthening who we are and who we want to be in the world -- from all different perspectives. Today we're putting a special shout out to all the Jewish partners behind this project. Because we need more mensches!
To Menschifying!
Tiffany and the Character Day Team
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