Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Happy Jewish New Year

Today is the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashannah. One of the things Judaism talks about is the idea of doing good deeds, mitzvah and helping the world heal, tikkun olam, healing the world.
To learn more:

By participating in service and getting involved in our communities, we are all working to heal the world in our own way and care about one another. We only have one crazy life so its cool to tap into ways to help ourselves and others. Hopefully this blog, can be a starting point for ways to do that in Seattle. If you have ideas for how I can better serve you, shoot me an e-mail and let me know how this blog can better work for you. I also want to hear the positives and If you have any fantastic ideas of things you would like to see more of on the blog. Cool.

Here is an interesting radio program to check out tomorrow:

*WEDS OCT 1, and subsequent Wednesdays, 2 - 3 p.m., on
KKNW, 1150 AM radio or live at http://www.1150amkknw.com ;
Northwest Interfaith Community Outreach takes a step
forward with the new, weekly INTERFAITH TALK RADIO SHOW
featuring Rabbi Ted Falcon, Muslim Sufi Minister Jamal
Rahman and Pastor Don Mackenzie. Listen in and contribute
to the growing and deepening interfaith dialogue on matters
JUSTICE. info http://www.interfaithtalkradio.com [updated

This should be a very interesting event:

WEDS OCT 1, 7:30 pm, at Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th
Avenue at Seneca Street, Downstairs, enter on Seneca,
Seattle; Tony Wagner: 'GLOBAL ACHIEVEMENT GAP' Education
expert Tony Wagner (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
has conducted scores of interviews with business leaders
and observed hundreds of classes in some of the national's
most highly regarded public schools. He blasts 'No Child
Left Behind' for forcing schools to teach to multiple
choice tests and concludes that even "good" high schools
are not teaching students the skills-critical thinking and
problem solving-needed to enter the work force in a global
economy. Wagner provides examples of dramatically
different schools that teach all students new skills and
explains how every American can work to overhaul our
education system. Presented by the Town Hall Center for
Civic Life, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Tickets $5
available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006
and at the door beginning at 6:30. Town Hall members
receive priority seating. info

Have a nice day

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