Jewish Acts of Kindness

The Gemach

A Jewish institution that takes the shame out of sharing.

Jewish Social Welfare Organizations

Resources for alleviating poverty.

Fighting Poverty in Judaism

Fighting poverty globally and locally

Acts of Loving-Kindness

The foundations of Jewish service learning.

Judaism and the Homeless

Jewish law demands that everyone have adequate and permanent housing.

Ransoming Captive Jews

An important commandment calls for the redemption of Jewish prisoners, but how far should this mitzvah be taken?

Jewish Social Welfare

The high value placed by the Jewish tradition on active concern for the welfare of others has its roots in the Torah.

The Jewish Value of Hospitality

Traditional teachings on being a good host (and guest).

How to Be a Host, How to Be a Guest

Jewish ethical literature provides practical, down-to-earth guidelines on how to behave towards one's guests and towards one's hosts.

Tikkun Olam

In contemporary Jewish thought.