Mazal tov to our very own Mensches of the Month, “Chosen, but not Taken,” Ken Mitchell and Dan Kurtz!
To order your calendar and learn more about how you can support this tzedakah project go to http://menschofthemonth.com/
Stay tuned for a kiddush in Ken and Dan’s honor after the holidays.
The Mensch of the Month calendar is kitschy and practical wall-calendar featuring eligible philanthropic/activist/altruistic Jews from the Bay Area. The calendar is sold as a benefit for San Francisco’s SMART Program a non-proft which provides tutoring, mentoring and leadership building skills for financially-disadvantaged youth. Sold online and in stores, the calendar retails for roughly $20 and all proceeds are donated to SMART.
Why just Jews?
As a joke after reading “StrengthsFinder 2.0” Dana claimed her true strengths were humor, marketing and dating Jewish guys. From that joke came the Mensch of the Month calendar. There might be a time when the calendar features non-Jews. Never say never. For now it’s just Jewish folk since niche-marketing is all the rage.
Why SMART? Is SMART Jewish? Why don’t you support a Jewish organization?
Who are you, our Bubbie? The creators of the calendar are volunteer tutors and mentors at SMART and have seen first hand how amazing the program is. While SMART is not affiliated with any religious organization, the opportunities they provide for low-income children are a major mitzvah which to us is very “Jewish.”