Tzedakah

It's never too early to teach your children about the important Jewish value of Tzedakah.
 

Tzedakah (from the Hebrew word meaning righteousness, fairness, or justice) refers to the responsibility to give money and/or assistance to the poor or needy or to worthwhile causes. Tzedakah is about making sure that all of the world's resources (food, water, clothing, education, shelter, etc.) are shared justly.

Engaging kids with the idea of tzedakah involves helping them to think through the many different ways of helping those in need. Even very young children can begin to take part in acts of tzedakah and learn to do the right thing. They, too, can come to realize they can, in many small ways, make a significant difference in this world.

Here are some ideas and resources to do Tzedakah with your family:
  • Click here for [email protected] Tzedakah activity pages
  • Put your spare change into your Tzedakah box
  • Talk about places where you would like to give Tzedakah
  • Learn about the Good People Fund
  • Read a PJ Library book about Tzedakah
  • Parents: Read thisinspiring blog about Tzedakah by a jkidphilly mom

Tzedakah Box