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Since 2007 we have been able to connect millions of people directly to important Jewish causes.
JewishCharities.org enables donors to satisfy many of the tzedakah mitzvot set forth by Maimonides instantly and online.
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Jordan Simons & Family
JewishCharities.org enables a donor to easily perform tzedakah mitzvot set forth by Maimonides.
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What is Tzedakah
When translated into English, the root "tzedakah" means charity - giving to those in need. Tzedakah is part of the 10 Commandments and holds a very high place in Judaism. Tzedakah is derived from the Hebrew word tzade-dalet-qof, meaning righteous, fair, or just. Giving or donating, in the Jewish religion is not a generous act, but also considered to be a just act.
It is a performance of duty.
In Jewish literature, the sages have said that tzedakah is the highest of all commandments. In fact it is equal to all other commandments combined. Tzedakah is what grants us forgiveness from our sins. According to the Yom Kippur literature, a judgment has been inscribed for those who have sinned. Repentance, prayer, and tzedakah can reverse the decree.
Certain kinds of tzedakah are considered to be of greater merit than others. Maimonides organized the different tzedakah into a hierarchical list. From the least to most meritorious they are:
- Giving begrudgingly
- Giving less than you should, but giving cheerfully
- Giving after being asked
- Giving before being asked
- Giving when you are aware of the recipient's identity, yet you remain anonymous
- Giving when neither party is aware of the other's identity
- Enabling the recipient to become self reliant
The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer is a university-affiliated tertiary referral hospital that serves as Israel's national medical center in many fields. Sheba Medical Center is the most comprehensive medical center in the Middle East, renowned for its compassionate care and leading-edge medicine. It is also a major medical-scientific research powerhouse that collaborates internationally with the bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries to develop new drugs, treatments and technologies, and a foremost global center for medical education.
ALEH is a rehabilitative network of centers caring for the most severely disabled children in Israel. Established in 1982, ALEH believes that every child, regardless of the severity of the physical or cognitive disability, has the right to benefit from the best available care and develop to his or her full potential. Its four facilities located in Jerusalem, Bnei Brak, Gedera and the Negev, provide 700 children and young adults with all the specialized services they need to live a quality life: residential living, medical care, rehabilitative and therapeutic treatment, special education, vocational training opportunities, plus social and cultural activities. As Israelâ€™s largest organization for the severely disabled, ALEHâ€™s groundbreaking rehabilitative concepts are changing social perceptions regarding the care for the most vulnerable amongst us.
Under the leadership of Rabbi Pinto Yeoshiau Shlita, Shuva Israel assists the communities of Ashdod, Manhattan, Miami, Los Angeles, Venezuela and Buenos Aires. Tens of thousands of people learn and embrace the powerful teachings of the Rabbis every day. Shuva Israel feeds more than 10,000 families in Israel every Passover. Please help them make a difference.
In 1940, a dedicated and concerned group of Americans realized the importance of Magen David Adom in Palestine, which was officially chartered and recognized as an emergency lifesaving service as a result of the murderous riots of 1929, when Jewish farming and urban settlements were attacked by the Arab population.
Yad Sarah, the largest voluntary organization in Israel, provides a spectrum of free or nominal cost services designed to make life easier for sick, disabled and elderly people and their families.
Israel's soldiers give the best years of their lives to defend the State of Israel. The Libi Fund provides a way for the public to support them during their period of military service.
The FIDF initiates and helps support social, educational, cultural and recreational programs and facilities for the young men and women soldiers of Israel who defend the Jewish homeland. The FIDF also provides support for widows and orphans of fallen soldiers.
Jewish National Fund is the caretaker of the land of Israel, on behalf of its owners - Jewish people everywhere.
United Jewish Communities (UJC) represents 155 Jewish Federations and 400 independent communities across North America.
Founded over ten years ago by Mr. Ariel Lurie, Yad Ezra VeShulamit was established to ease the suffering of impoverished Israeli families.
Jack Morton Lumer
This site was founded in loving memory of Jack Lumer
Jack Morton Lumer was born on March 13, 1921, into a large orthodox family in Bilgorai, Poland. He was the son of Zvi-Shaime and Yochevet Lumerman. During his lifetime, Jack was an astute businessman, a humanitarian and a hero.
At the young age of three, Jack's father was killed and his mother Yochevet had to provide for her large family. At fourteen, Jack left alone for Warsaw to apprentice himself at a fencing company and at night, the handsome Jack was an actor on the popular Yiddish stage.
In September 1939 as the Nazis were approaching Poland, he returned to Bilgorai and single handedly organized and lead the escape of 69 of his family members and other Jewish families out of Bilgorai and into Russia. At first the family lived in Levov, and later was sent to the labor camp Vietluga in Siberia.
Jack became a soldier in the Russian army. He fought against the Nazis’ and in 1944, liberated several death camps, including Majdanek.
After the liberation in 1945, Jack met his wife Sophie who was survivor of the Warsaw ghetto. They married in November 11, 1945. Ann their only daughter was born in a displaced persons’ camp in Heidenheim, Germany in 1946.
The Zionist Jack, with his wife, baby and mother Yochevet crossed Europe to Marseille, France and boarded a ship to Haifa. They arrived soon after the war of Independence was won.
The family settled in Yaffo and then Tel-Aviv. Jack saw a lot of military action as a reserve soldier in the Israeli army. He is most notably remembered for his involvement in the Sinai Campaign of 1956.
In 1958 Jack joined his brothers in Los Angeles, California. His wife and young daughter soon followed. Jack and his brothers built a parking and real-estate empire.
Jack Morton Lumer sadly passed away on September 21, 1999. His beloved wife Sophie preceded him in 1993.
Jack and Sophie Lumer will always remain in the hearts and minds of their daughter Ann Simons and grandchildren Benjamin, Jennifer, and Jordan.
This site is created as a celebration of Jacks life and a continuation of his charity, protection of the Jewish faith and his supreme belief in the State of Israel.
- Jack & Sophie Lumer Memorial Lion of Judah, Soldiers House
- Ha-Aluf David She'alti'el St, Jerusalem, Israel