Judaism considers giving tzedakah (charity) an obligation that all Jews share. Indeed, most of us donate regularly to various causes. Children today learn in religious school how to make wise tzedakah decisions, but most of us never had a chance to learn about charitable giving from a Jewish perspective, nor did we learn about the connection between the commitment to tzedakah and the commitment to tikkun olam. In this second class, we will discuss the Jewish guidelines for giving one’s time or money and provide some helpful guidelines for making good tzedakah decisions.
This class is free, but please bring a small donation to be given to an organization chosen in class. Thank you!
Taught by Rabbi Eliana Jacobowitz, Rabbi and Education Director at Temple B’nai Brith. Rabbi Eliana received Rabbinic ordination at the Rabbinic School at Hebrew College in Newton, where she also earned an MA in Judaic Studies. Born and raised in Israel, Rabbi Eliana studied fashion design and attended law school at Tel Aviv University. In the US, she earned a BA in history from Colorado University and an MA in medieval history from Boston University. She edited the Hebrew translation of These Are the Words by Arthur Green (Yediot Acharonot Press, 2008).
Event Location: Temple Bnai Brith
201 Central St, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02145