The Meaning of Tzeddakah

Nowhere is the confluence of American and Jewish values more evident than in philanthropy. Tzeddakah often is translated from Hebrew to mean “charity,” but its true meaning is rooted in the obligation to justice and righteousness. Each individual act of tzeddakah expresses a sacred and enduring Jewish value by connecting us through the continuous pursuit to better our world.

All significant institutions of culture and learning require supplemental operating funds, and Or Chadash is not exempt from these fiscal realities. Inspiring worship led by devoted clergy; educational programs for tots, children, teens and adults; as well as cultural and volunteer offerings; and the preservation of our buildings all depend on the support of caring individuals. Each gift to Or Chadash makes possible all that we do today and prepares us for an ever more promising tomorrow.

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