Hadassah’s new Tzedakah Box - A JEWISH TRADITION
The word TZEDAKAH is derived from the Hebrew root Tzadei-Dalet-Qof, meaning righteousness, justice or fairness. In Judaism, giving charity is a religious obligation, an act of justice and righteousness. Jewish tradition argues that the second highest form of tzedakah is to anonymously give donations to unknown recipients.
We are very pleased to introduce to you Hadassah’s new Tzedakah Box.
SUGGESTED TZEDAKAH EVENTS
• Bring a full box and a potential new member as admission to an event
• Bring a box to your Mah Jongg game or book club. Each person puts in $1 or $5 every time you meet
TEACH TZEDAKAH TO YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN
• Keep a Hadassah box near your Shabbat candles to teach and encourage your children or grandchildren to insert a quarter before you light the candles
• Give a Hadassah Tzedakah Box to your children and grandchildren as part of a reading club. Every time they read a new book or story, they (or parent or grandparent) put in a quarter and when the box is filled, hold a special children’s event where they have to bring the box as admission.