The Making of a Mensch

The Making of a Mensch is available with subtitles in Arabic, Chinese, English Captions, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.

About The Film

This 10 min film and accompanying discussion kit explore character education through the wonderful ancient Jewish teachings of Mussar. The film and materials explore the ideas and practices through through an engaging and accessible lens, reminding us all how relevant these Jewish tools are to our 21st century lives.

The film premiered as part of Character Day 2015 (Sept 18), a global day with films, resources, and conversation about who we are, who we want to be in the world, and how we can get there.

Join us for Character Day 2016!

Join over over 36,000 events in 70 countries around the world for our 3rd annual Character Day, when schools, classrooms, congregations, and organizations in over 40 countries will be screening The Making of a Mensch, as well as other films exploring character education from different perspectives. We provide the films, discussion kits, and a global online conversation (all generously supported by grants, at no cost to you). You create an event that works for your community.

Find out more and sign up here

Discussion Materials

You can order a hands-on discussion kit, download the kit, and dive into lesson plans and thousands of resources. We will be launching an even more robust resource hub on Character Day 2016.

You can preorder your discussion kits for your Character Day event below.

Order here


Download the poster here

This discussion kit was made possible by funds granted by The Covenant Foundation, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, the Natan Fund, and others.


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