Our Giving Calendar
Check out the upcoming organizations that the Righteous Crowd community will support. This page will continue to be updated week by week. Righteous Crowd members will receive an email each Friday highlighting that week's organization, its mission, the people behind it, and how it ties to Jewish themes.
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In this week’s Torah portion, Chukat, the word “mayim” Hebrew for water is mentioned 22 times. As the Israelites wander in the desert they learn the importance of water for survival and plead to Moses for water. Although Moses is later punished, he finds a solution by striking a rock to provide water to the Israelites. Drawing on the theme of water, we are featuring an organization that solves water issues through creative events, programs and provides safe water to vulnerable people.
In this week’s parsha, Balak, we learn about the prophet Balaam who is sent to curse the Israelites. Instead of cursing the Israelites, Balaam does the opposite, saying “Mah tovu — How goodly are your tents, Jacob, Your dwelling places, Israel.” This week, we are featuring a Chicago-based organization that embodies this by providing “dwelling places” and other services for people with disabilities in the Jewish community.
center for Women’s Justice
In this week’s Torah Portion, Pinchas, the five daughters of Zelophechad speak out against injustice that the law of the time stated that only sons stood to inherit their fathers’ land. They succeed in changing the law and secure their inheritance. Inspired by Mahlah, Noa, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah, we are featuring an organization that fights for women’s equality in Israel.
In this week’s Torah portion, Matot-Masei, tribes Dan and Reuben promise to help other tribes settle Canaan. As we began the last full month of summer this week, we are featuring a camp that builds a supportive community for children with cancer and their families through summer camp. Camp Casco provides a free week of either day camp or sleepaway camp for childhood cancer patients and survivors.