Tzedakah

Doing what is Right

This is one of the mitzvot that we most strongly emphasize throughout the child’s school experience. Every class collects Tzedakah money each time school is in session. In addition, each grade level picks a Tzedakah project just for those students. Current project include: Decorating tins of home baked goodies delivered to “shut-ins’ by The Visiting Nurses Association; collecting winter hats and mittens for distribution to the Fair Haven Health Clinic; collecting used videotapes to be donated to the Yale Children’s Hospital; students volunteering to prepare and serve meals at the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. As well, on a school wide level, we collect winter clothing for the New Haven projects, summer clothing for our sister city in Nicaragua, and food for the Jewish Family Service food pantry at Yom Kippur and Passover.