Create Your Tzedakah Tradition

Sharing with community

Is a tzedakah box important?  As Sophie commented in our last blog, “Physical objects matter; they carry memories and stories.” So how can your tzedakah box carry memories? Through the object itself, yes. More important, through the concept of sharing -- and of how you bring it to life in your family. Make your tzedakah box Even though I love our new tzedakah box, you certainly don’t need to purchase one. In fact, you can make a tzedakah box from a tissue box. Want something more durable? Try this tzedakah box made from a recycled container with a lid, courtesy of … [Read more...]

Tzedakah Box for Shabbat

What do young adults want to help them celebrate Shabbat? According to a recent survey: Kiddush cups. Not what was expected. Hearing about this survey, Jewish studies high school teacher Sophie Rapoport said, “It’s a good reminder for us that physical objects matter; they carry memories and stories.” I agree. When I set the Seder table with the fading Afikomen cover, tie-dyed by our daughter long ago, we see the little girl who first brought it home with pride – and remember past celebrations with joy. Tzedakah box collects coins and memories So when I searched for a new tzedakah box, … [Read more...]