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Acts of Kindness with The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side

Acts of Kindness with The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side

Treating others with kindness (gemilut chasadim) is an important Jewish value, and it is also what The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side is all about.

Treating others with kindness (gemilut chasadim) is an important Jewish value, and it is also what The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side is all about. Chloe Silver may be new to the 5th grade, but right away she connects with her science partners Lucy and Theo. They decide to focus their class project on the effects of kindness by starting a club that performs acts of chesed (kindness) around their school and community. And when Chloe is invited to join the popular kids, she learns meaningful lessons about what it means to be truly kind, even when it is not so easy.

Check out this video by Courtney Sheinmel, author of The Kindness Club: Chloe on the Bright Side.


 

There are many ways you can spread kindness in your community!

A little girl sitting around a bunch yard sell items

Sharing what you have with others in need is a powerful act of kindness. A gemach, or community sharing and recycling program, is a great way to start! Gemachs began as a way for Jewish people to loan money to one another, but now there are gemachs for almost anything, including sports equipment; b’nai mitzvah outfits; and even toys, books, and puzzles. Many communities have Little Free Libraries on street corners, where you can leave books you have finished reading and select new ones.
 
If you would like to start your own gemach, all you need is an idea and a place where people can exchange items. Talk with your friends: What do they have to share, and what do they need? Your parents or teachers can help you find a good space. Decorate some signs and spread the word. Soon enough, you will have created a corner of kindness in your community!

Painted rocks with acts of kindness painted on them

Spread messages of kindness, inspiration, and inclusion with kindness rocks! Find small rocks outside, clean them, and use paint pens or permanent markers to write positive messages on them. Place the rocks around your neighborhood to spread kindness to those around you.

Chalk art "spread kindness like confetti"

Write inspirational messages, draw pictures, or draw a game on your sidewalk to spread kindness and cheer to your neighbors.


A little girl picking up trash

Simple acts of helping others will also spread kindness. Pick up trash in your neighborhood, help your parent with chores, or donate toys or clothes that you no longer use. Small acts of kindness like these go a long way to help others!
 
Comment below to share how you spread kindness in your community.

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Jun 27, 2020 @ 9:10PM

JKPanda

I think that being kind in times like this would be a good idea! thanks!

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Jul 02, 2020 @ 12:42PM

Bizgirl

Woo woo woo! Go Chloe!!

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Jul 02, 2020 @ 1:07PM

Purpleunicorn8

Kindness is important.

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Jul 02, 2020 @ 1:22PM

gracefulbookgirl2

Oh so sweeet

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Jul 02, 2020 @ 2:15PM

EmmaEMB

Wow!

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Jul 02, 2020 @ 8:47PM

Garett9

i like that that is a good idea my sister read the book

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Jul 03, 2020 @ 1:08PM

Lphs121

Smiles

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Jul 03, 2020 @ 4:26PM

campgirlTLC

Love this.

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Jul 05, 2020 @ 10:35AM

Bluebear26

Thank you for that message Courtney

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Jul 06, 2020 @ 5:08PM

kainoa

Thank you for the cool ideas for being kind! Going to try them all!! Cool video! 😎

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Jul 06, 2020 @ 6:28PM

Wonkish

Cool!

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Jul 06, 2020 @ 6:31PM

Cameo116

So cool! I love the rock idea!😁😁😁

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Jul 07, 2020 @ 11:57AM

Coolboy1

i agree

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Jul 07, 2020 @ 4:24PM

Ahouse

"Be kind to them even if they aren't kind to you!"

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Jul 07, 2020 @ 6:38PM

Snoqualmie

I love the photos

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Jul 08, 2020 @ 1:08PM

veryhappy

The Kindness Club Cloe on the bright side is a great book that shows that kindness is a good thing to do

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Jul 09, 2020 @ 11:06PM

jk50

nice

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Jul 10, 2020 @ 1:18PM

n8uregirlie

My mom and I like to watch the sunrise. It’s not always easy waking up that early, but it is breathtaking. Sadly, we have seen a lot of litter along our beach (and really everywhere you look). So, now we take gloves and a bag on our morning strolls. It’s a small part of a big world, but it feels good to make a difference. We also donate clothes, toys, and our hair!

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Jul 10, 2020 @ 4:27PM

pandalover123

Really cool! <3 :)

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Jul 11, 2020 @ 6:59PM

blueeyes27

I am definitely going to do that!

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Jul 12, 2020 @ 3:07PM

savetheworld

cool!

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Aug 06, 2020 @ 3:04PM

DaniF

Wow!

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Sep 12, 2020 @ 9:48PM

PinkUni

Cool video!

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Sep 22, 2020 @ 9:00PM

ilovepjs

love the book! you should get it!

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Nov 01, 2020 @ 5:46PM

TrueSmiley

Totally it is an awsome book 📖

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Nov 12, 2020 @ 10:49PM

Alibkhen

Thank you! That was really sweet! Way to go!!

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Dec 06, 2020 @ 8:09PM

JMN

sounds like a good book

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