Nedivut Tzedek / GENEROUS JUSTICE is new network of Jewish learning circles. Through study, storytelling, action/reflection and cultural development, participants join a dialogue across millennia of prophets, sages, activists and artists to reclaim the Jewish practices of just-giving.
GENEROUS JUSTICE seeks out the dialogue between generations that is essential for learning the lessons of history. While honoring tzedakah collectives and other pooled funding efforts, we seek a broader constituency. Our circles provide accessibility and support beyond particular age groups or affluence levels for each participant to expand her or his personal giving capacities.
We completed our first North American leadership training in 2015. Join us for future programs, as we continue to turn the tithe!
GENEROUS JUSTICE: From Spare Change to Social ChangeAugust 3-9, 2015 at the National Havurah Committee (NHC) Summer Institute
Jewish tithing, which grew out of the rhythms of the shmita (sabbatical release) cycle, brings justice into our own hands — no matter what we earn. Our first leadership training, supported by the NHC Innovation Fund, prepared a multigenerational cohort of change-makers to develop circles for just-giving in their home communities — coast to coast in the U.S. and Canada.
We explored how we vote with our wallets for the state of our world, how to increase our emotional literacy around financial issues, and how to harness the power of our money for social, environmental and personal transformation.