Tzedakah means "justice"... not "charity." We correct the imbalance in the distribution of the world's resources and our personal resources by giving to those who have less. At our Temple, Tzedakah is woven into everything we do. Food, clothing, and other drives go on continually throughout the year, as they have since the Temple’s founding.

A story

The Rabbis are debating the question: When does the night end and the day begin?

One Rabbi: When there is enough light to distinguish between a black thread and a blue thread.

A second Rabbi: when there is enough light to distinguish between a blue thread and a purple thread.

And finally, and third Rabbi: The night ends and the day begins when there is enough light to recognize the face of our fellow human being.

Current Tzedakah Funds

  • Donation to the Temple
  • Cantor’s Discretionary Fund
  • Fund to Honor Rabbi Schecter’s 40th Year
  • Food Cards for Needy Families
  • Passover Seders Gift of Chai for Project Ezra and Bronx Jewish Community Council
  • Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund
  • Temple Drive for American Jewish World Service
  • Thanksgiving Dinners Drive for Children’s Village
  • Yizkor Contribution
  • Yom Kippur Drive for Food Bank for Westchester