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Wornick Tzedakah Project

Name of Host Organization: 
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
Host Setting: 
Day School
Program Type: 
Teen Foundation
Funding Areas: 
Program Description: 

The 7th grade is a pivotal year for our B’nai Mitzvah students.  The Wornick Tzedakah Project gives students an opportunity that is unmatched by any other Bay Area School or community program.  While B"nai Mitzvah students are often required to perform some Tzedakah, at Wornick, the students are taught how to make Tzedakah a way of life.This year long project is a study of philanthropy that begins with the students identifying causes they believe are important.  The students investigate various societal problems or diseases and the various organizations that support these concerns.  Based on their research, students choose both a cause and an organization.  The student then interviews key people at their organization to gain a deeper understanding of how the organization works including hard facts and numbers like how many people are served and the budget of the organization.  Presentations from executives of major foundations inform students of how major philanathropists select causes.

Program Contact
Joel Abramovitz, Principal of Judaic Studies
Work Phone: 
650-378-2600
800 Foster City Boulevard
Foster City, CA 94404 US

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