A program of The Mussar Institute 

Generosity Week
February 21 – 26, 2016

Generosity Week

Our 2016 Inspiring Mussar Teachers

This year we're partnering with organizations that encourage and practice generosity in different spheres of life, day in and day out. How do they do it? Stay tuned.


Hazon.  Jewish inspiration. Sustainable communities.Hazon (food)

Hazon means vision. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond.

Our programs are multi-generational and give entry points for Jews of all backgrounds who are concerned about the environment and the world. Hazon serves a national and international population; members of every denomination and those who are unaffiliated; intergenerational from children to seniors – including families and singles, with a particular focus on young adults interested in developing the skills to take on leadership roles in their communities and make a difference in the world. HAZON.ORG

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Jewish Teen Funders NetworkJewish Teen Funders Network  (money)

We create, connect, and support Jewish teen philanthropy programs. We work with educators and professionals at synagogues, Federations, summer camps, JCCs and more. We promote philanthropy and collective giving as forms of experiential education for Jewish teens.

Learn more about our field, our initiatives, and JTFN.

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Associaton of Jewish Family & Children's AgenciesJewish Community Services of South Florida   (time/deeds) 

JCS provides critical help in the community, such as care management for frail seniors; counseling for families in crisis; and employment skills for developmentally disabled adults. Each year, more than 25,000 people of all ages, religions and ethnicities benefit from our information referral, diverse support initiatives and healthcare-related programs.

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Areyvut - Mitzvah Clowning (words/encouragement)

Two young clowns visiting an elderly ladyAreyvut's mission is to infuse the lives of Jewish youth and teens with the core Jewish values of chesed (kindness), tzedakah (charity), and tikkun olam (social action), so that they become thoughtful, giving members of the Jewish community of tomorrow.

To date, Daniel Rothner and the Areyvut staff has trained over 400 people in the art of Mitzvah Clowning. Each new Mitzvah Clown is equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for bikkur cholim (visiting the sick), elderly, and those with special needs. Mitzvah Clowns also learn how to apply clown make-up, create balloon animals, and initiate conversations with others who may be different from them. http://www.areyvut.org/

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JEVS Human Services. Making hope happen.JEVS Human Services (talents/skills) 

It's our mission to Make Hope Happen while creating meaningful change for tomorrow

We believe in giving people possibilities - opportunities to self-sufficient.  Each year we touch nearly 22,000 lives, focusing on individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges as well as those facing socio-economic conditions including unemployment and underemployment.  https://jevshumanservices.org/

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Alan MorinisAlan Morinis (possessions) 

Alan Morinis is the founder and Dean of The Mussar Institute. learn more

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