Philanthropy is more than just money. It is an attitude. Tikkun Olam is more than just fixing the world. It is a mindset of responsibility. When we think of charity, we typically think about the effect we have on the world through the results we produce. But we should also consider how charitable behavior changes the mind and soul of the benefactor. This course delves into how to become an all-encompassing giver, looking at the philosophy behind giving and assessing the practical applications of an authentically Jewish understanding of charity. This course will incorporate philosophy, psychology, kabbalah, and Jewish ethics, all with a view to understanding our role as moral actors in the modern world.
Rabbi Avrohom Zeidman
Rabbi Avrohom Zeidman designs, writes, and presents curricula for the educational arm of GIFT, UK. This unique organization aims to inspire the next generation to become givers. Rabbi Zeidman researches Judaic approaches to the development of altruism and uses these to spearhead a range of innovative pedagogic programs. He has taught at schools and university campuses around the UK. Prior to joining Gift, Rabbi Zeidman worked for Seed UK and the United Synagogue, educating across the Jewish spectrum. Rabbi Zeidman lives in London, UK, and is married with five children.
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Tikvah aims to make all of our courses available to as many qualified students as possible. In the event that Tikvah needs to add additional sections, this course may be taught by a different faculty member with a similarly high level of expertise.