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Tzedakah Box Donations at JRC

As Reform Jews, we are called to engage in the work  of tikkun olam, improving the world in which we live. One way to participate is through Tzedakah.

All donations made via the Tzedakah Box are designated for a variety of local, national, and global causes that reflect our Jewish values.

 

 

January & February 2021

All donations made to the Tzedekah Box between now and February 28, 2020 will be donated to the Safe Homes, New Lives initiative of the Compass Center to provide furnished apartments across Orange County to shelter domestic violence victims for short time periods and support them as they create a plan for the next steps in their journeys. During this pandemic, it has been even harder for individuals facing abuse from their intimate partners to find a safe space to be. For details about JRC's Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative please email socialaction@judeareform.org.

 

 

 

Tzedakah cannot be translated because it joins together two concepts that in other languages are opposites, namely charity and justice. It is the idea that no one should be without the basic requirements of existence, and that those who have more than they need must share some of that surplus with those who have less. This is fundamental to the kind of society the Israelites were charged with creating, namely one in which everyone has a basic right to a dignified life and equal worth as citizens in the community. - Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, from his essay "Tzedakah: The Untranslatable Virtue."

You can contribute online by clicking here.

Sat, January 16 2021 3 Sh'vat 5781