Our 2013/5774 Tzedakah Collective is now in full swing. Please check the information in the attachment at the bottom of this page and also at the bottom of our Home Page. The attachment contains information on the candidate charities and procedures for casting your vote and for mailing the ballot and check. We need this by Monday, November 18th, 2013.
Our Tzedakah Collective is an annual opportunity for members of the Highland Park Minyan to have a group discussion about the needs in our community and beyond, and the greater impact that we can have by pooling our resources and making larger donations in the name of the Highland Park Minyan. Each year, we nominate a number of charities that will be the potential recipients of our group donations. Our members select the charities by voting for their preferred recipients at the time that they make their contribution to the Collective. The total amount of money that we receive is divided equally, and contributed to the charities receiving the greatest number of votes.
Our procedure gives us an opportunity to help groups that may have a particular need in any given year, educates Minyan members about worthwhile charities to which they may want to make individual contributions, and educates individuals and groups about the Highland Park Minyan and our commitment to justice so that they will know that they have friends in their own community and beyond.
Also see our 2008
Tzadakah Collective results.