September 9, 2016 · Charity, Good Deeds · (No comments)

Steeped in thousands of years of tradition, Kabbalah has long been an avenue of Jewish faith and spiritual practice. While it was traditionally practiced by men over the age of forty it has come to be understood that a new era calls for a different set of rules, and practitioners come from all walks of life with the common thread of faith running between them.
Today the Kabbalah Centre provides guidance to a diverse set of students who are interested in studying this important spiritual practice. Based out of Los Angeles, California, the non-profit institute keeps its doors open to all of those who are interested in pursuing the ancient spiritual teachings of Kabbalah. Unlike many previous doctrines, the Kabbalah Centre approaches the practice of Kabbalah as a largely self contained pursuit rather than using an understanding of Jewish texts as a prerequisite. This is in keeping with their view of Kabbalah as a supplement to faith rather than an alternative approach to it.

Kabbalah holds that humans only really perceive one percent of the world, and that beneath the surface are a set of complex and symbolic relationships that man must divine without the use of conventional senses. Coming from the ten emanations and attributes of God, the Sephirot, the world itself is understood to be a manifestation of God’s Light. In order to be at harmony with the world and manifest one’s will within it, Kabbalah teaches its adherents to understand the Light.

It is no wonder that an institution like the Kabbalah Centre would prove a major draw for everyone from wealthy and famous celebrities to the average person. The opportunity to pursue a higher spiritual life and to receive guidance in understanding the Light of God is something that few seekers of truth could pass up. In this era of change the Kabbalah Centre is proving to be a center of enlightenment.

May 20, 2016 · Dating, Good Deeds · 1 comment

 

SKOUT is the smart social connections app that runs on most modern Internet-connected devices to help people find events and acquaint them with strangers with like interests, that soon become friends. Superheros are what you make of them, they say, and SKOUT has branched out in a big way to make potentially anyone a superhero. On National Superhero Day, which this year was on April 28th, all the profits SKOUT made went to the Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area chapter.

The goal was to completely pay for the fulfillment of at least one terminally ill, or otherwise medically challenged, child’s dearest wish. All that was required is that people download the SKOUT app to their smartphone, or many other kinds of internet accessible devices, and send SKOUT superhero virtual gifts to whomever they wished. Each gift sent from inside the app added more money to the total SKOUT donation to help a kid in real crisis have a happier, more joyful existence during a very hard time in his or her life.

SKOUT’s founder and CEO, Christian Wiklund, came to the idea after he got the results of a detailed survey completed by many SKOUT member users. It turns out, 80% of those surveyed said they really wished they could be a real in-the-flesh superhero, if someone could wave a magic wand and say, “let it be so.” So, Wiklund made it so. He found a fun and socially engaging way to help out a little dude with cancer or other life-threatening illness, and make everybody who stepped up feel like an authentic superhero. Needless to say, Wiklund was ecstatic about the whole thing. He knew that people like to send little gifts to each other. And, he knew how great all those SKOUT members would feel about contributing in that way.

The mobile smart device app is called SKOUT, and so is the company, still run expertly by Christian Wiklund. He has made the app available on numerous devices with several different platforms supported. With SKOUT there is no worry about meeting strangers. You can do it virtually for the very first meeting of someone new. Plus, SKOUT coordinates finding interesting events and then introducing you to other people who are also interested. Birds of a feather flock together. It is available in most countries of the world and in 16 languages as well.

The Greater Bay Area’s chapter of the Make-A-Wish® foundation has been working hard to grant ill children’s wishes for over 32 years now. Their mission is to help terminally ill kids forget about their sad situations, if only for a little bit. This chapter of the organization received a lump-sum donation from SKOUT that will help a kid in real need at least achieve one wish.

Check out Skout on LinkedIn and get the app at www.skout.com.

April 6, 2016 · Good Deeds, Phinathropy · (No comments)

The Keith and Keely Mann Scholarship for Professional Achievement was announced by Keith Mann. It is an award that is meant to help a generation of inventive business leaders. Keith from Dynamics Search Partners announced this award after he partnered with Uncommon Schools, which is a non-profit charter management institution in New York. However, this scholarship is only available for one student per a year.

The senior graduating is required to write an essay of 1,000 words explaining how a college degree would help them to achieve their goals in the professional sector to get this award. The competition ended on 29th February, and the results were announced at the end of March 2016. The grand prize is $5,000 that will be put into their college tuition fee. The objective of this award is to ensure that the students not only join the university but also get the chance to finish their four years and graduate from college.

Keith Mann is not only the founder of Dynamics Search Founders but also a strong believer in education, and therefore, he is willing to help students get through college. This character trait, as well as his philanthropy, made it easy for him to come up with such a charity. He is determined to identify and bring up great leaders and at the end, linking them to various companies as a way to cultivate their success.

Keith has worked in the executive search industry for more than a decade and has become professional hedge fund compensation as well as well planned strategies for staffing and hiring. In 2002, he identified the hedge fund industry a market of quick growth that the search community was under served. He expanded his practice in 2006 venturing into the private sector where he established Dynamic Search Partners (DSP) that is an alternative investment firm.

Currently, Keith Mann is the founder of DSP and manages the daily management of the business. This enterprise works hand in hand with other alternative investment firms in the U.S, Asia as well as Europe fills up to, approximately, 200 client consents annually.

April 6, 2016 · Good Deeds · (No comments)

The nationally known lecturing dentist, Dr. Avi Weisfogel has generously donated $2,000 to the world-wide charity, “Operation Smile.” For those who don’t know about this special charity, it is founded in order to help underprivileged children who suffer from facial deformities, cleft lip and cleft palate to receive the life-changing plastic surgery they need to transform their appearances. The charity was started by a volunteering plastic surgeon and his registered nurse wife and has serviced thousands of children all around the globe. The charity still relies upon the volunteering of physicians and nurses, as well as generous donations from groups and individuals such as Avi Weisfogel. When asked about his motivations, Dr. Weisfogel responded, “My passions and background led me to select Operation Smile as the beneficiary of the campaign. Children deserve access to the very best care.”

While Dr. Avi Wesifogel may be just another one of many donators to Operation Smile, he is far from your ordinary dentist. Though his traditional beginnings started much the same as any neighborhood dentist; he graduated from Rutgers University in Biology, and graduated the New York University College of Dentistry, and began a suburban practice in New Jersey. Over the 15 years that Dr. Weisfogel was in practice, in addition to repeatedly being honored as “Best Dentist,” he started treating his patients for something beyond just cleanings and fillings. He found that a number of his patients were suffering from some form of sleep apnea, so began his education in the field. He began to effectively treat such sleep disorders with dental appliances that allowed not only a good nights rest for his suffering patients, but also for those with whom they sleep. Watch Avi’s educational YouTube video below!

It is estimated that well over 25,000,000 million Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder. Though excess weight gain and high blood pressure can account for a great many of these disorders, those born with a smaller than usual air pathway also contend with sleep problems. Though not all people with overweight issues, high blood pressure or a heart condition suffer from sleep disorders it is a fact that excess weight in the face and neck can restrict airways by putting excess pressure on the throat. Since not all people are just able to indiscriminately lose weight, a treatment for the condition is vital to a patient’s health and well-being. Most who seek treatment end up with the choice of surgery or a CPAP machine to be worn to bed to force oxygen into the airway. These options were not satisfactory to Dr. Weisfogel and a number of years ago he began his first of sleep disorder facilities called, “Healthy Heart Sleep.” Since that time he has begun traveling the country giving seminars and conferences to other dentists on how they too can aid their patients in such a serious health risk.

Today he sponsors a website filled with information about sleep apnea, its symptoms and how dentists can attend one of his conferences held throughout the year. He can be found on the web at Dental Sleep Masters.

Source: http://www.abc6.com/story/31366182/avi-weisfogel-dds-launches-gofundme-campaign-set-up-to-benefit-operation-smile