JewishCharities.org is the
first exclusively online Tzedakah web site. We offer both Jews
and non-Jews the opportunity to contribute to important Jewish
causes and charities.
JewishCharities.org also enables to satisfy online many of the tzedakah mitzvot set
forth by Maimonides.
In order to allow you to give from the comfort of your own home,
JewishCharities.org maintains a carefully chosen selection of charities
and worthy causes. You may choose the manner in which you give,
and you may even track your donation online. While in the process
of obtaining our 501(c)3 license please click on the charities
section and review many worthy charities that need your help.
has been launched prematurely in order to facilitate the immediate
needs of the Jewish state and Israeli people in this time of crisis.
You have the ability of making a difference. Please donate now!
Congratulations on your mitzvah!
Sheba Medical Center Tel Hashomer
The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is a university-affiliated tertiary referral hospital that serves as Israel's national medical center in many fields.
Sheba Medical Center is the most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, renowned for its compassionate care and leading-edge medicine. It is also a major medical-scientific research powerhouse that collaborates internationally with the bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries to develop new drugs, treatments and technologies, and a foremost global center for medical education.
Yad Sarah, the largest voluntary organization in Israel,
provides a spectrum of free or nominal cost services
designed to make life easier for sick, disabled and
elderly people and their families.
American Friends of Magen David Adom / ARMDI
In 1940, a dedicated and concerned group of Americans
realized the importance of Magen David Adom in Palestine,
which was officially chartered and recognized as an
emergency lifesaving service as a result of the murderous
riots of 1929, when Jewish farming and urban settlements
were attacked by the Arab population.
Israel's soldiers give the best years of their lives
to defend the State of Israel. The Libi Fund provides
a way for the public to support them during their period
of military service.
Friends Of The Israel Defense Forces
The FIDF initiates and helps support social, educational, cultural and recreational
programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend
the Jewish homeland. The FIDF also provides support for widows and orphans of
Aleh believes that every child, regardless of the severity of the physical
or cognitive disability, has the right to benefit from the best available
care and develop to his or her fullest potential.
Our first home was established in 1982, and today Aleh is Israel's largest
and most advanced network of residential facilities for children with severe
Jewish National Fund
Jewish National Fund is the caretaker of the land of Israel, on behalf of its
owners - Jewish people everywhere.
United Jewish Communities
United Jewish Communities (UJC) represents 155 Jewish Federations and 400 independent
communities across North America.
Founded over ten years ago by Mr. Ariel Lurie, Yad
Ezra VeShulamit was established to ease the suffering
of impoverished Israeli families.
Shuva Israel Yeshiva
Under the leadership of Rabbi Pinto Yeoshiau Shlita, Shuva Israel assists the communities of Ashdod, Manhattan, Miami, Los Angeles, Venezuela and Buenos Aires.
Tens of thousands of people learn and embrace the powerful teachings of the Rabbis every day. Shuva Israel feeds more than 10,000 families in Israel every Passover.
Please help them make a difference.
When translated into English, the root "tzedakah" means
charity -- giving to those in need. Tzedakah is part of the 10
Commandments and holds a very high place in Judaism. Tzedakah
is derived from the Hebrew word tzade-dalet-qof, meaning righteous,
fair, or just. Giving or donating, in the Jewish religion is
not a generous act, but also considered to be a just act.
is a performance of duty.
In Jewish literature, the sages have said that tzedakah is
the highest of all commandments. In fact it is equal to all
other commandments combined. Tzedakah is what grants us forgiveness
from our sins. According to the Yom Kippur literature, a judgment
has been inscribed for those who have sinned. Repentance, prayer,
and tzedakah can reverse the decree.
Certain kinds of tzedakah are considered to be of greater merit
than others. Maimonides organized the different tzedakah into
a hierarchical list. From the least to most meritorious they
Giving less than you should, but giving cheerfully Giving after being asked
Giving before being asked Giving when you are unaware of the recipient's identity, but
the recipient is aware of yours
Giving when you are aware of the recipient's identity, yet you
remain anonymous Giving when neither party is aware of the other's identity
Enabling the recipient to become self reliant
This site was founded in loving memory
of Jack Lumer.
JewishCharities.org is a secure site. For the
protection of your tzedakah mitzvot, we have taken several precautionary
measures. Jewish Charities also offers you the choice of either
remaining anonymous, or of being known to your chosen recipient(s).
It is your decision. Jewish Charities offers you the opportunity
to give in many ways.