More than Common Cents: Equipping Students to Make Meaningful, Enduring Contributions (Tzedakah)

For many of our families, a primary expression of Jewish identity is through tikkun olam (repair of the world) or social justice work, rather than through prayer or ritual. There is no shortage of real & immediate needs that require our attention: international refugees, border detentions, & lonely people within your congregation are only a few examples.

It is not enough for students to bring in quarters that their parents give to them as they leave for school. Not only are our students capable of so much more, they want to do more and it is our responsibility to empower and encourage them on this journey. In this course we will explore ways to develop students' tzedakah (“justice”) & chesed ("benevolence) "muscles" and create your individual plan for projects by grade or school-wide theme.