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Five Area Organizations Team Up to Bring Danny Siegel to Greater Hartford

Danny Siegel, author, teacher, and poet, best known for his work in the area of micro philanthropy, will visit the Greater Hartford community the weekend of Nov. 16-19. The author of 29 books on such topics as mitzvah heroes and practical and personalized tzedakah, Siegel is one of three recipients of the prestigious 1993 Covenant Award for Exceptional Jewish Educators.
“Danny is an inspirational role model who has influenced the lives of countless individuals. We are thrilled to collaborate with communal partners to maximize the impact of his visit,” said Rabbi Elliot Goldberg, headmaster of Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford.
On Friday, Nov. 16, Siegel will work with students and teachers at Solomon Schechter.
On Shabbat, Nov. 17, he will serve as scholar-in-residence at the Fall Kinnus of Hanefesh Region United Synagogue Youth (USY), an organization for Jewish teens in grades 8 through 12, which will take place at Beth El Temple in West Hartford. Information and registration forms for the Kinnus can be found at www.hanefesh.org. Following the Shabbat kiddush, he will address Beth El congregants and guests on the topic “Everyday Miracles: Using Your Mitzvah Power.”
On Sunday, Nov. 18, at a community breakfast following minyan at 9 a.m., Seigel will talk about tzedakah and read from his poetry at Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield. For reservations, call (860) 242-5561.
On Monday, Nov. 19, Siegel will conclude his visit with a talk to students of the Jewish Teen Learning Connection (JTConnecton) the topic, “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.” The program will be open to the Jewish teen
community at-large. For more information call (860) 727-6110.

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