Over 800 years ago the great Jewish scholar, philosopher and rabbi, Moses Maimonides, spoke often about
tzedakah. He said that the highest form of charity is giving so that those in need can become independent.
Literally translated, tzedakah is Hebrew for righteousness. It is more commonly referred to as charity, since Judaism views giving as the ultimate act of righteousness. Tzedakah is an integral part of Jewish culture.
The collection of tzedakah is an important part of many religious schools' curriculums. It is one of the many ways that students can learn the value of tikkun olam, or healing the world.
It is exciting for children or even families to collect tzedakah and to choose a cause that resonates with them. What could be more meaningful for kids than to help other children in need? Since ALYN’s guiding mission is to empower children from birth to young adulthood to meet the challenges of living with disabilities, donating your tzedakah to the physically disabled children at ALYN is truly the most wonderful act of charity.
The students at Torah Lishman Community learn the importance of doing mitzvot. Not only are they involved in social action projects within their community, but they also collect tzedakah to be donated to others in need.
"We are taught that tzedakah is a way of helping others, as well as helping to eliminate injustice for others. On behalf of the children at Torah Lishman Community, we hope that our tzedakah gift will strengthen the work that ALYN does."
To give your tzedakah to the physically disabled children at ALYN, please call 212.869.8085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
~ Mahatma Gandhi