The Making of a Mensch
" film and accompanying discussion kit takes the science we explored in our film The Science of Character and reframes it through the lens of the ancient Jewish teachings of Mussar. The film and discussion materials are a wonderful opportunity to revitalize these teachings around character development that date back to the 10th century, and reengage us all in how these Jewish tools are applicable to our 21st century lives.
The film premieres as part of Character Day, a global day with films, resources, and conversation that empower us to be the best versions of ourselves (basically, how to be a mensch from all different perspectives). Character Day is intentionally during the High Holidays, perfect for this period of reflection on who we are. Rabbis and educators around the country are already incorporating Character Day and The Making of a Mensch into their High Holidays plan"