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Talking and Teaching about Tzedakah

Celebrating New Tools for Inspired Philanthropy

Jul 06, 2012 by miaj

Our Giving by Design event was a huge success! Around 100 people joined us at the 92Y Tribeca to celebrate our Where Do You Give? winners and engage in deep conversation about where we give, to whom and why.

The event was only part of a two-day-long celebration. What did we do, who did we... Read more


Spotlight on Giving by Design: Interview with Karen Pittelman

Our Where Do You Give? kick off event is coming up on June 20! Meet one of our speakers, Karen Pittelman, who uses her privilege to make change in the world.

This post was originally published by Pursue: Action for a Just World.

On June 20, Pursuers will join AJWS and Global Circle to see... Read more


Where Do You Give and Why?

May 11, 2012 by Raquelle Pasquel

Where do you give and why?

The act of charity is a powerful vehicle to make a positive difference in the world. Your money can contribute to saving lives and make an impact on serious problems in our world today. As an intern at AJWS for the grants department I could not help but to wonder... Read more

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Charity Saves from Death (Part II)

Mar 21, 2012 by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy

Here is a different take on the proverb “Charity Saves from Death” from Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies:

“Charity saves from death” Proverbs 10:2  

I was hurrying to wait.  It would be 4 anxious hours in the hospital waiting room while they sawed open... Read more


PreSchool Emergent Curriculum in Action: The Blessing of a Broken Tzedakah Box

Even PreSchoolers can engage in thinking about tzedakah - it’s never too early! Here’s a great example from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Maryland. This article was originally posted at Beth Tfiloh

PreSchool Emergent Curriculum in Action: The Blessing of a Broken Tzedakah Box

Over... Read more


What is Jewish Philanthropy?

Feb 23, 2012 by Melanie Goldberg

I recently returned from a trip to Israel where, among other things, I discussed, debated, and reflected on what it means to be a Jew.  Having left the synagogue for good after my Bat Mitzvah 12 years ago, I was never sure if, why or how I was Jewish.  Did eating gefilte fish on Passover... Read more


Little Givers

Feb 23, 2012 by Lynne Bermont

A recent Wall Street Journal article described a new enrichment program for young New York City children called Little Givers, which helps inculcate social consciousness and introduce children to philanthropy.  The article’s title, “Parents Outsource the Basics,” implies a correlation... Read more

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