Tzedakah: How Can We Help? (Tzedakah) (Private-Religious)
What is tzedakah? Why is tzedakah important for both the person who gives and receives?
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Using traditional Jewish texts as a basis, students learn about the concept of Tzedakah (charity), a fundamental concept of Judaism. It engages students not only in learning, but through performing acts of charity.
This lesson will help students identify a person’s basic needs, realize that many people in the world are lacking these needs, and encourage them to think of ways to help these people.
This lesson will help students learn the importance of helping people in need, and teach them to take an active role in helping others. It will allow the students to be aware of what kind of items and quality of items should be donated, how to communicate an idea to others by visual means, and how to speak in front of others.
This lesson will raise awareness of what constitutes a nutritious meal as well as the price of a healthy meal. Students will learn that some people lack the funds to pay for nutritious meals. It will also motivate the students to raise money to pay for meals