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.

JewishCharities.org 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!

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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.

Shuva Israel
Yad Sarah

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.
AFMDA - 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.
LIBI Fund

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.
FIDF - 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 fallen soldiers.
ALEH - Aleh Negev

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 disabilities.
JNf - Jewish National Fund

Jewish National Fund is the caretaker of the land of Israel, on behalf of its owners - Jewish people everywhere.
UJC - United Jewish Communities

United Jewish Communities (UJC) represents 155 Jewish Federations and 400 independent communities across North America.
Yad Ezra VeShulamit

Founded over ten years ago by Mr. Ariel Lurie, Yad Ezra VeShulamit was established to ease the suffering of impoverished Israeli families.
 
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.

It 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 are:

Giving begrudgingly
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.

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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.

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