Tzedakah and Jewish Identity: The Shefa Fund's Vision

By Jeffrey Dekro, Lawrence Bush

Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), 2001

The Shefa Fund, a national public foundation established in 1988, is pursuing a three-pronged strategy for restoring tzedakah to its role as a foundation of Jewish identity. It hopes to do so through adult education, family education and youth education. In the realm of adult education, the Fund is cultivating the perception of tzedakah as a significant form of socially responsible action. In the realm of family education, the fund is forging links between tzedakah and the themes of Jewish holidays and lifecycle events that are central to Jewish family life. In youth education, they are serving as manager for Keren Mach'ar: The Fund for Tomorrow, an innovative new program of Jewish service learning for high school students.

Topic: Philanthropy and Fundraising, Development, Jewish Identification, Education, Fundraising and Philanthropy, Values

Name of Publication: Jewish Education News

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Genre: Brief

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Dekro, Jeffrey. Bush, Lawrence. Tzedakah and Jewish Identity: The Shefa Fund's Vision. Jewish Education News. Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE). 2001:


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