Tzedakah n \tze-da-ka\ 1: justice, righteousness. 2: obligation to do what is right. Commonly referred to as “charity.”
A new family tradition, brought to you by the Boulder JCC.
Who? All Jewish families.
What? 4th Night for Philanthropy – a way to encourage giving and discussions of Tzedakah during your family’s Hanukkah celebration. As author Jim Rohn said, “Giving is better than receiving because giving starts the receiving process.”
When? The 4th night of Chanukah, of course! Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
How? Decide as a family to give, rather than receive gifts on the 4th night of Hanukkah each year. Volunteer your time to a local organization, or donate the money that would have been spent on gifts to a charitable endeavor (like supporting the Boulder JCC). Discuss as a family where the money should go and the importance of giving.
Why? To fulfill the mitzvah of Tzedakah and encourage the next generation of Jewish philanthropists!