Interview with Stanley Fischman

Tune in to Savitsky Talks on Wednesday, June 6, at 4:15pm, to hear author Stanley Fischman discuss his book, Seven Steps to “Mentschhood:” How to Help Your Child Become a Mentsch.

Savitsky Talks is a radio show hosted by former president of the Orthodox Union, Steve Savitsky.

A ‘seven-step program’ for youths: teaching parents how to turn children into ‘mentschen’

by Larry Yudelson

Stanley Fischman wants his students to do the right thing — and more.

Fischman, director of general studies at the Ben Porat Yosef day school in Paramus, has just published a book encapsulating the moral lessons he has been teaching fourth graders.

“Seven Steps to ‘Menstschhood’: How to Help Your Child Become a Mentsch” is designed to enable parents to use classic Jewish principles as a framework for discussing the real challenges of ethics and character that children face.

It is based on a weekly course he has been teaching fourth-graders for more than a decade.

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