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Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 11/28/2018
Success is a funny thing. There are all sorts of way to define success. In baseball, the most successful hitter of all-time is Ty Cobb. His lifetime batting average was .366. In fact, any player who hits over .300 for the season is considered not just a success, but a star. But put that same .300 average into a typical classroom setting and the student is not just failing, but is not even close to success. It’s all perspective. What lens do we look through to determine (dare I say judge) that someone, or something, is successful?
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 11/19/2018
When I started keeping a bullet journal in July 2017, I decided to include a gratitude page. Nearly a year and a half into this daily routine, I have hundreds of gratitude entries. It’s nice to look back and have a record of what it was I felt gratitude for on a particular day.
Posted by: Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford on 10/4/2018
It was Sunday, April 28, 1974, and I, along with over 100,000 others, marched on 5th Avenue in New York chanting “1,2,3,4 open up the iron door 5,6,7,8 let my people emigrate.” We marched for the freedom of Soviet Jewry. I was 14 years old and it was the first step in what was to become a lifetime of working on behalf of the Jewish people.
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