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Sunday, March 20 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
My Parents Say They Want Me To Be Happy, Healthy,a Mensch, and a Jew, But All They Really Want From Me Is For Me to Get Good Grades: 24 Questions Parents May Wish to Ask

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I have been on the road as a speaker for more than 50 years and have been Tikkun Olam Resource Person for USY Pilgrimage for four full decades, with a great deal of give-and- take with my audiences and students.  I have asked literally hundreds of parents what they want their kids to be when they grow up - not their professions, but what about their lives.  The four most common answers are in the title.  I have asked thousands of teen-agers, "What could you do now, at this age, to please your parents the most?" The near-universal answer is "Get good grades."  The gap troubled (and troubles) me greatly.  So, by working with handouts of 24 crucial questions for parents, we will try to get to the bottom of this, so we can get a better message across to our children.

This session is made possible by funds from The Covenant Foundation.

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Danny Siegel

Danny Siegel has been called the “Mitzvah Maniac” and “The Pied Piper of Tzedakah” and, through his 30 books and more than 500 talks to Jewish groups, is no doubt more responsible than any single individual for the contemporary Jewish community’s focus on tikkun olam and... Read More →

Sunday March 20, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Lavin-Bernick Center -- Room 213, Kendall Cram Lecture Hall [back] Tulane University, 201 Boggs, New Orleans, LA 70118