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Helping Friends In Deed On September 27,  The Gooden School was visited by Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater, executive director of Friends in Deed in Pasadena. During the scho...
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What’s In It For Me Is You

October 16 2018

One night many years ago, two of my dearest friends spent most of the evening engaged in a spirited debate on the idea of selfless volunteerism. Michael and David articulated logical arguments for their respective sides of the topic, and by the end of the night, neither one gave in to the other’s position. I enjoyed the discussion, though ultimately, I felt they were both missing the point. To me, it didn’t matter whether the person volunteering at a soup kitchen got anything out of their community service or not, though I think they usually do. As Tom Gerdy said in an article f [...]

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