Giving Guide

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BY Laurie Legum
November 21, 2013

This Year marks my son’s third Thanksgiving and third Chanukah. It is also the first time the holidays have coincided since 1861. The fact that both festivals are celebrations of appreciation, for our country and the miracle of lights respectively, makes it almost impossible not to reflect on the importance of giving and of instilling CONTINUE »

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BY Lauren Root
November 21, 2013

How Dalia Put A Big Yellow Comforter Inside A Tiny Blue Box And Other Wonders Of Tzedakah by Linda Heller Hard cover, 32 pages Tricycle Press “Tsadee daled Kof hay” means justice, fairness, compassion and joy. In this children’s book, perfect for children ages 3 to 7, main character Dalia teaches her inquisitive younger brother, CONTINUE »

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BY Lauren Root
November 21, 2013

We know volunteering is a mitzvah, but what some people don’t know is that it’s also good for your health. According to CarePages.com, volunteering increases one’s sense of well-being and productivity and also positively impacts cardiovascular health, immune system and cognitive functioning, and reduces symptoms of depression and anxiety. Ilene Cohen, a former travel agent, CONTINUE »

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BY Lauren Root
November 21, 2013

Tzedakah, the mitzvah of giving, is a celebrated tradition in Jewish culture. As Dr. Sherry Blumberg, 2012 Jewish Educator of the Year recommends, when teaching your children about tzedakah, let them get involved as much as possible. “Children learn best by doing and exploring through their senses,” she writes. Make giving a meaningful and enjoyable CONTINUE »

November 21, 2012

Ali Berney and the staff at Carbiz are all too familiar with the negative stereotypes associated with the used-car business. That’s why when Berney, finance manager at the Glen car dealership, contacted local charities to ask for their participation in the company’s newest giving initiative, she was prepared for a certain amount of skepticism. And CONTINUE »