Source: The Digital Learning Network
Saturday, September 5th was the International Day of Charity, which recognizes the role that charity plays in helping others as well as the efforts of charitable organizations. In Jewish tradition the concept of tzedakah has a more complex meaning than just charity, and encompasses both charity and justice. In the days leading up to the High Holidays, your students probably heard a lot about food drives and other community initiatives. They have also seen tzedakah mentioned in the High Holiday liturgy in the poem Unetaneh Tokef. Help your students to understand the deeper meaning of tzedakah this year using these great online resources.
- The Tzedakah corner on MyJewishLearning.com
- 13 Things Kids Don’t Know About Tzedakah PDF
- PJ Library Tzedakah Playlist
- Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on Tzedakah Defined
- Shalom Sesame: Helping Those in Need
- Tzedakah App for Teens from G-dcast
- Rambam’s Eight Levels of Tzedakah
- Jewish Volunteering Opportunities
Read more at The Digital Learning Network.