Character Day sparks a global conversation about how to be a mensch in The Connecticut Jewish Ledger

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In just a month’s time, hundreds of thousands of people around the world will mark the third annual Character Day, a global initiative exploring the science of character development from various perspectives.

The Sept. 22 event will engage a range of groups – from schools and congregations, to JCCs and museums, and to businesses and organizations, via free resources including short films and printed discussion materials, as well as an online interactive conversation. Among the short films on offer is The Making of a Mensch, which has been translated into 14 languages. Produced in 2015, the film focuses on Jewish values that are universal, like becoming a good person, practicing kindness and tzedakah, and taking care of family and the environment. Read more here.