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SPIRIT: Generational Generosity: How to instill the love of tzedakah to your offspring

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March 8, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about how:

  • Tzedakah starts in the home: Modeling tzedakah is the only way to instill the value in your children
  • Tzedakah should be a personal experience: The importance of letting your children make their own charitable decisions 
  • Hilchot tzedakah: Tzedakah is not about the receiver, it’s about the giver. How to make your tzedakah transform you
  • You can be a philanthropist at any age and any dollar amount: teaching the next generation that any dollar amount, given intentionally, turns them into a philanthropist 
  • MyTzedakah’s gifting feature: how to set up your children and grandchildren to be tzedakah givers in 1 easy step.

Presented by: Carly Rothenberg Friedman, founder of MyTzedakah.com

Carly Rothenberg Friedman was born in New York, attended Queens College where she graduated with a double major in English Literature and Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Carly has always been driven by a deep desire to right the wrongs of the world, constantly seeking for and yearning for tzedek, justice. This drive led her to dedicate her life to the Jewish community through nonprofit work. She has been able to combine her love for Jewish nonprofits and her entrepreneurial spirit in the creation of MyTzedakah.com, a tech platform dedicated to bridging the gap between next generation philanthropists and worthy Jewish charities all over the world. Carly lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Marc and daughters, Noa and Amalya.

About MyTzedakah:
MyTzedakah is empowering the next generation of Jewish philanthropists to give tzedakah in the most impactful and meaningful way possible. As the only Jewish nonprofit using a sophisticated tech platform, we are creating the marketplace for donors and global Jewish charities to meet in a way that’s personal and intentional. We aggregate and automate charitable giving, meeting  the unique giving needs of a new generation of donors.



We have created a new SPIRIT website with archives and upcoming programs! Now you can watch all of the SPIRIT presentations-geared toward retirees- on subjects such as history to exercise to mental health, all in one place! 

CLICK HERE to enjoy past programs on-demand at your convenience!

The information provided by the OU SPIRIT program is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as advice on any legal/medical/nutritional/mental health/ financial/halachic or other subject matter.  You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of the information you learn during a SPIRIT program without seeking legal/medical/nutritional/mental health/financial/Rabbinic or other appropriate professional advice.

Partnering Synagogues:
Anshei Chesed Congregation, Boynton Beach (FL)
Anshei Emuna Congregation, Delray Beach (FL)
Beth David Synagogue, West Hartford (CT)
Bialystoker Synagogue, New York (NY)
B’nai Israel-Ohev Zedek, Philadelphia (PA)
Congregation Agudath Sholom, Stamford (CT)
Congregation Ahavas Sholom, Columbus (OH)
Congregation Aitz Chaim, West Palm Beach (FL)
Congregation Anshe Sfard, New Orleans (LA)
Congregation Anshe Sfard Kehillat Torah, Glendale (WI)
Congregation Beth Hamedrosh, Wynnewood (PA)
Congregation Beth Ora, Montreal (QUE)
Congregation Beth Sholom, Providence (RI)
Congregation Bnai Yeshurun, Teaneck (NJ)
Congregation Etz Chaim of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, New York (NY)
Congregation Ohav Zedek, Wilkes-Barre (PA)
Congregation Tiferet Israel, Austin (TX)
Congregation Torah Ohr, Boca Raton (FL)
Congregation Zvi Jacob, Utica (NY)
Darchei Noam, Minneapolis (MN)
East Denver Orthodox Synagogue (EDOS), Denver (CO)
Fleetwood Synagogue, Fleetwood (NY)
Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach (NY)
Kehillat New Hempstead (NY)
Kehillat Shaarei Torah of Toronto (ONT)
Keneseth Beth Israel, Richmond (VA)
Ner Tamid Greenspring Valley Synagogue, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, Baltimore (MD)
Suburban Torah, Livingston (NJ)
United Orthodox Synagogues, Houston (TX)
Young Israel of Bal Harbour, Surfside (FL)
Young Israel of Brookline (MA)
Young Israel of Deerfield Beach (FL)
Young Israel of East Brunswick (NJ)
Young Israel of Elkins Park (PA)
Young Israel of Fort Lee (NJ)
Young Israel of Hillcrest (NY)
Young Israel of Hollywood/Ft. Lauderdale (FL)
Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills (NY)
Young Israel of New Hyde Park (NY)
Young Israel of Plainview (NY)
Young Israel of Queens Valley (NY)
Young Israel of Southfield (MI)
Young Israel of Stamford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hartford (CT)
Young Israel of West Hempstead (NY)

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March 8, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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