Oct 2, 1997 - 11:17 -
I have a question:
I am preparing or my Bar Mitzvah. I am trying
to come up with a lsit of Jewish Charities that I can give everyone
who attends. Are there any lists available?
About me: Aaron C.
My e-mail address:
How I found this site: My father found the site and told me
Congratulations on your preparations, Aaron. There are many possibilities.
Start by examining local possibilities, which might include:
- local Jewish day schools and yeshivot
- kosher food pantries that support needy Jewish families
- kollels (places where Torah study and teaching is carried on for
- free loan societies (to help poor Jews start up small business
- your own synagogue and its various programs
- secular local charities, such as homeless shelters, halfway houses
for batterred women, etc.
Your rabbi should be familiar with the most significant worthy causes
in your own community.
In addition, many give to charity to support the Jewish community
in Eretz Yisrael and its various institutions. Some people actually
support both causes at once, by buying Israel Bonds and then donating
the bonds to a local charitable institution.