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Do We Really Do Tzedakah?
Modern Philanthropy and Jewish Values

Marc Wolf

Identity & Responsibility, Social Justice, Text & Thought

Jewish communities use the term tzedakah to define all sorts of philanthropic giving. Is our support of the litany of causes that cross our in-boxes really tzedakah? Through a study of the classical sources on Jewish giving, we will explore what it means to give tzedakah—and maybe learn something about how we give.

Marc Wolf

The Jewish Theological Seminary

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Marc Wolf, a rabbi, is vice chancellor and chief development officer of JTS, raising over $20M annually and developing study groups, lectures, virtual educational, podcasts, and Torah From JTS for the community. He is rabbi at JTS on the High Holidays; was lead writer for JTS Mitzvah Initiative; authored JTS Torah Commentaries; and commented on religion and philanthropy for the NY Times, NPR, and CNN.

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