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Today's Guest(s)

Jordan Kassalow is the founder of VisionSpring. He also co-founded EYElliance, a multi-stakeholder coalition driving global strategy to increase access to eyeglasses at scale, and the Global Health Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Rabbi Jen Krause is the author of The Answer: Making Sense of Life, One Question at a Time (Penguin). She teaches and lectures across North America and serves as the High Holidays rabbi at Manhattan's 92nd Street Y.

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Practicing pediatrician, parent, grandparent, coach, speaker, and author. Say hello @MegMeekerMD


When you are presented with a situation, big or small, where you can make a difference, immediately self-doubt and excuses as to why you shouldn’t even try come to the front of your mind. In this episode, Dr. Meg has a conversation with Rabbi Jen Krause and Dr. Jordan Kassalow about their book Dare To Matter. This is a book about how you can harness the desire to make a difference in the world by doing things in the here and now, in your own way. They explain how these small acts of kindness make a huge difference that you often don’t see the end results of. The main thing is, just do something! Dr. Jordan Kassalow is the founder of VisionSpring, the global phenomenon that has helped millions stay focused on a positive future, and he shares his own story of connecting his real life financial responsibilities with his true sense of calling, while also offering readers the tools to map out their own path. Dubbed “one of NYC’s Hippest Rabbis” and “the Jewish Katie Couric” by WNET’s MetroFocus, Rabbi Jennifer Krause has appeared as a frequent host and moderator at Manhattan’s 92Y, where she also served as the High Holidays rabbi–the first woman to hold that post in 92Y’s 140-year history. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Making A Difference In The World”. She also introduces her guests, Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause and teases her points to ponder.


Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause about how you can make a difference in your own household and in the world.

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Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Jordan Kassalow and Rabbi Jen Krause about how you can make a difference in your own household and in the world.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to make an immediate difference in your household and in the world.



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