Tzedakah

Offline Source Sheet

Rabbi Josh Yuter, Shavuot 5768
A text study on the obligation to give tzedakah originally presented at the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Summer Institute 2006
A text study on women and philanthropy originally presented at the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Summer Institute 2006

Source Sheet

high school discussion around ethical decision making when giving tzedakah
For a panel exploring tzedakah priorities
This source sheet explores Jewish responses to disaster. It uses modern and ancient texts to encourage taking action to respond to the January, 2010 earthquake in Haiti. This source sheet could be tailored to a discussion around a different disaster, as well.
Read through the quotations with your grownup and pick your favorite. What does the text mean? Does it relate to modern day social justice issues? Does your text inspire you to get involved? Does that text give you advice on how you should get involved/what you should do to help?
Text study with 6th & 7th grade families before going to the ARK [www.arkchicago.org] to work for the morning.
What do Jewish texts teach us about how we relate to those in need?
for use by adult Hebrew classes to allocate tzedakah at the end of the semester
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