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December 15, 2017  RSS feed
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Expert to ask people to consider their legacy at Jan. 30 program

Former U.S. senator and cabinet member Elizabeth Dole once said, “The questions I’ll want to ask myself when I’m 90 years old and looking back over my life are not, ‘How much money did I make?’ and ‘How many titles, awards or honors did I receive?’ But rather, ‘what did I stand for? Did I make a positive difference for others?’”

The Tampa JCCs and Federation guest speaker Marianne Bennett-Altschul hopes to help community members answer those questions for themselves and learn how to make a permanent record of their thoughts.

The free program – Living Your Legacy for Future Generations – will be held at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N. Howard Ave., Tampa, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m.

For the past 10 years, Bennett-Altschul of Boca Raton has trained and worked in the field of “legacy,” understanding the importance of leaving a written memory for future generations, and in particular, the transmission of values, ethics and hard-learned life lessons. A graduate of Columbia University with a master’s in social work, Bennett-Altschul is a psychotherapist, group facilitator and clinical social worker as well as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University.

The program will provide the opportunity to reflect on your own family traditions, religious practices, volunteer commitments and philanthropic involvements.

Throughout the history of the Jewish people, the religious mandate of tikkun olam - repair the world – has been a unique principle of our culture. Children are taught to embrace the concept of tzedakah through the examples of their parents and grandparents, volunteering, giving and caring for those unable to care for themselves.

“When we live by example, we teach future generations the importance of our Jewish values and by setting this example, we ensure a stronger, secure and prosperous Jewish future,” said Cindy Spahn, chair of the Life and Legacy program.

Reservations are required for the program. To register or for more information, visit or contact Michelle Gallagher at or (813) 739- 1687.

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