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.
Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israeli Independence Day, was celebrated on Wednesday night and Thursday so we are delighted to support an innovative program in Israel. In addition, this week’s Torah portion, Kedoshim, we read “You shall not insult the deaf, or place a stumbling block before the blind.” In this spirit, we are featuring an organization dedicated to empowering people who are deaf and/or blind through their restaurant, cafe and performing arts center in Jaffa, Israel.
In this week’s Torah portion, Emor, we read “And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the stranger.” In this spirit, we are featuring an organization that works to diminish food waste and hunger in America. AmpleHarvest.org enables gardeners to share their harvests with food pantries instead of letting it go waste.
Leveling the Playing Field
Yesterday was Lag B’Omer, a break in the semi-mourning period of the Omer. Customs include lighting bonfires, getting haircuts and sports days in Jewish schools. We are featuring an organization that collects donations of sports equipment from various collegiate athletic departments, county recreation departments, families and individual donors from across the nation to give to programs and schools serving low income communities.
Mitzvah Circle Foundation
In this week’s Torah portion, Behukotai, God outlines the rewards the people of Israel will receive if they follow the commandments (mitzvot). They will receive peace and tranquility in the land. We are featuring a volunteer-based organization that performs many mitzvot by meeting the needs of people struggling with crisis, poverty, serious illness and homelessness.