Tzedakah Connects Teen to the Community

On Saturday, November 27, 2021, our daughter, Marley Alexandra Bloom, became a bat mitzvah at Beth El Temple in West Hartford. Marley was surrounded by her friends and family and led the congregation in the week’s Torah portion. To say we are proud of her is an understatement. 
Another reason to be proud of her is how she is using some of the money she received from friends and family to open a fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. Marley is excited to continue her connection to the Jewish community by being able to give to organizations that align with her principles." 
-Michael Bloom, Build a Tzedakah Fund donor.
About 'Build A Tzedakah'
‘Build A Tzedakah', a Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven initiative, encourages philanthropy at a young age. B'nei Mitzvah families make a $600 contribution (minimum amount) which received a $400 match from the Jewish Foundation, thus establishing a $1000 charitable fund, at the Jewish Foundation, for the young adult. Every December, the young adult may distribute funds to chosen charities or causes that are meaningful to them. The goal is to foster a lifelong commitment to giving back and creating a positive impact on the community.
Contact the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven for more information today at: or 
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