Temple Beth Abraham Youth Tikkun Olam Foundation
Each year our Bar/Bat Mitzvah class creates a Tzedakah Fund, in place of gifts to each other. The pool is enhanced from the Rabbi's Discretionary Fund. During the year, the class explores its own values and issue priorities, studies Jewish teachings, and meets with philanthropy professionals. Our program draws on many other programs and resources: Tzedakah in Action from the Bay Area, the Inspired Philanthropy workbook by Tracy Gary et al., and my own work. My vision is to hold back a small amount of the fund so that the group will return to meet at least once in a future year. Out of this, a teen foundation might grow, or the 7th graders might become facilitators who help the lower grades in our school decide what to do with the tzedakah they collect in their pushkes.
Nashua, NH 03064 US