Tzedakah Campaign

The Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim: Susan and Jack Rudin Center for Community Outreach helps to ensure that the mitzvah of giving tzedakah remains a priority for JTS community members through its Annual Tzedakah Campaign, which raises funds for organizations in the United States, Israel, and elsewhere.

Learn more about our annual fund-raising events and programs:

Purim Tzedakah Campaign

The largest fund-raiser for the Va'ad, the Purim Tzedakah Campaign invites JTS community members to make a donation to the Va'ad through sending Purim greetings to friends and coworkers in the JTS community.

In addition, Matanot L'Evyonim cards are sold, giving JTS community members the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah to give to those in need on Purim.

Condolence and Simhah Cards

The Va'ad offers donation cards for both semahot and condolences. Cards may be purchased and can be mailed out on your behalf.

If you would like to make a donation in someone's honor or memory, please visit the Va'ad office (Unterberg 209).


Tzedakah Rocks!

A benefit concert run by the Va'ad featuring SR2 (Shake, Rabbis and Roll), a rock band made up of New York-area Conservative rabbis, including JTS faculty members.


JTS Charity Race Teams

The Va'ad assembles teams that participate in various races while raising money for worthwhile causes.

If you would like to form a team for a specific race, please contact

To learn more or get involved, please contact the Va'ad by phone at (212) 678-8915 or email or visit the Va'ad office (Unterberg 209).