The word tzedakah (Hebrew: צדקה) comes from the Hebrew word tzedek, meaning righteousness or justice. It refers to the Jewish practice of giving money to help those less fortunate—using our financial resources to create a more just and righteous world.
Rabbinic teaching informs us that the construction of the Temple was not completed until everyone had contributed to the effort, and that the very strength of the community was dependent upon the good will and donations of the entire community. At University Synagogue, we honor that tradition, and treasure each and every gift to strengthen our Jewish community. Whether one chooses to remember family, friends or others for the kindnesses they have shown, to celebrate special occasions, or to memorialize a special individual, contributions allow us to:
• Support University Synagogue’s mission and commitment to excellence
• Provide inspiring and spiritual religious services
• Offer innovative educational programming for all ages
• Maintain connection, caring and help to those in need
• Foster our commitment to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world
• Welcome all who desire to join our community, regardless of ability to pay
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