According to Jewish tradition, the highest form of tzedakah or charity is giving to a central campaign or community fund or kupah.
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Our Jewish Community has grown steadily since Julius Houseman settled here in 1852. Within five years, he and those who followed him had established the first Jewish organization in Grand Rapids -- the Jewish Benevolent and Burial Society. Learn how you can help us to continue to grow, from generation to generation.
Life cycle times, both happy and sad, are traditional times to make donations to Jewish causes. You can make a donation of $5 or more to the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids in honor of or in memory of members of our community.
In these difficult times, when your personal resources seem stretched to their limits, allocating your charitable dollars to worthy causes is a serious responsibility: doing research, gauging accountability, determining merit, ensuring that your dollars make an impact. There is a simpler way.