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Announcing Days of Gratitude 2.0:
A Six-Month Gratitude Journey to Count Your Blessings and Bless What Counts

Against the backdrop of the pandemic — and at a time of uncertainty and chaos — Days of Gratitude was first celebrated in May 2020 by more than 315 organizational partners and 3,500 subscribers, with special messages from Mayim Bialik, Sheryl Sandberg, and Tal Ben Shachar. Acts and expressions of gratitude reached more than 34,000 people. 

Now, Days of Gratitude returns as a six-month gratitude journey, starting on Hanukkah and culminating with a seven-day worldwide celebration of gratitude, leading up to the festival of Shavuot.

19 November, 2020- Days of Gratitude is an initiative which seeks to ground us in the moments that matter, help us count our blessings, and bless what really counts. By marking these moments, we hope to become more attuned to the good around us and see ourselves as part of a more just, compassionate, and resilient world.

Powered by M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education and developed in partnership with dozens of organizations, Days of Gratitude invites the general public on a six-month journey to notice — and express gratitude for — the unnoticed blessings in our lives. 

Every month between December 2020 (Hanukkah) and April 2021, subscribers will be invited to embark on a monthly, three-day gratitude experience featuring prompts, resources, and activities designed to increase resilience and hope at a time when we need them most. In May 2021, Days of Gratitude will culminate with a seven-day worldwide celebration of gratitude, leading up to the festival of Shavuot.

Days of Gratitude is free and open to everyone. You can participate on your own, along with family and friends, within communities and organizations, or across the global community. Days of Gratitude can also be experienced as a curriculum for leaders, educators, and Rabbis to facilitate their institutions’ activities. 

Days of Gratitude is supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, the Maimonides Fund, and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation through The Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund. It was originally created and launched in Israel as “Aseret Yemei Todah” by Beit Prat — Israeli Midrasha.

Learn more and join Days of Gratitude here 

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Editions’ Illustrations

Editions’ Illustrations

(Tevet/Hanukkah) 13- 15 December, 2020

Edition #1

Starting to notice

How might we find gratitude by sensing the unseen and noticing the unnoticed?

(Shevat/Tu B’Shvat) 17-19 January, 2021

Edition #2

Sensing what’s inside and around us

How might we discover the image of the Divine inside ourselves and those around us and express our gratitude for what we find?

(Adar/Purim) 14-16 February, 2021

Edition #3

Recognizing human need

How might we locate gratitude in the fulfillment of our needs while recognizing the enormous unmet needs of so many in our society?

(Nissan/Passover) 14-16 March, 2021

Edition #4

Seeking freedom through strength

How might we recognize gratitude in our freedom while supporting those who are still bound and lack the opportunities to live their fullest lives?

(Iyar/Yom HaAtzmaut) 11-13 April, 2021

Edition #5

Discerning the particular

How might we celebrate our people’s strength and power while using those gifts responsibly and for the betterment of all?

(Sivan/Shavuot) 12-18 May, 2021

Edition #6: The Finale

Remembering the Covenant

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Days of Gratitude in the Media

CULTIVATING GRATITUDE DURING CHALLENGING TIMES

18 November, 2020

> Watch from minute 38:30

How can Jewish educators and parents teach about expressing gratitude in a year when so many people have lost so much? Rabbi Menachem Creditor of UJA-Federation of New York and Heather Wolfson of Maven Coaching and Consulting, speak with David Bryfman about the importance of taking a moment to pause and express gratitude. 

Mentioned During The Episode 

23 November, 2020
 
“Against the backdrop of the pandemic – and at a time of uncertainty and chaos – Days of Gratitude was first celebrated in May 2020… Now, Days of Gratitude returns as a six-month gratitude journey, starting on Hanukkah and culminating with a seven-day worldwide celebration of gratitude, leading up to the festival of Shavuot…”
 
Read the full announcement  > https://bit.ly/3l3sVks

23 November, 2020

Three-day gratitude journey returns to combat coronavirus blues

Days of Gratitude, a subscriber service, provides three days of gratitude practicing activities every month, to “ground us in the moments that matter”…

Read the full article here > https://bit.ly/33f5xKv

 

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