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Learn How to ‘Change the World One Act at a Time’

SPRINGFIELD, MA (May  2022) – The Springfield Jewish Community Center will host a virtual author talk and Q&A with Brad Aronson on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Aronson will discuss his new book HumanKindness: Changing the World One Small Act at a Time.

Brad Aronson’s life changed in an instant when his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to work, Brad and Mia were met by an outpouring of kindness from friends, family, and even complete strangers. Inspired by the many demonstrations of “humankindness” that supported their family through Mia’s recovery, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest of gestures. But he didn’t stop there. Knowing that simple acts of kindness transform lives across the globe every day, he sought out these stories and is now sharing them with the world.

“A refreshing read about the best of ‘humankind’,” said Pam Iorio, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “This book offers insights and actionable ideas on how we can be our best selves.

Aronson is a husband and a dad. He teaches urban youth, and everyone in his classes starts their own business, which has led to many adventures in entrepreneurship.


This author talk is part of the 2021-2022 season of Literatour, the Springfield JCC’s community-wide celebration of Jewish books and authors. This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit or call 413-739-4715.