2021/5781 Tzedakah Recipients
Giving tzedakah (charitable donations) is a long-standing Jewish custom at the High Holidays. Every year, Fabrangen selects several charitable organizations that we recommend for your holiday giving. Combining your tzedakah and your donation to Fabrangen is convenient for you, and bundling the donations increases our impact on the recipient organizations.
Donate by Mail
Write your check payable to Fabrangen.
Write the purpose on the memo line, and send to our mailing address.
For example, write on memo line:
- Fabrangen Refugee Committee
- Capital Area Foodbank
Mailing Address (during Covid)
4530 38th Street NW
Washington, DC 20016
Pay using PayPal or a credit card.
Fabrangen Project Hope
Project Hope is a tzedakah project that offers direct service to families in Washington, D.C., empowering families and individuals to maintain permanent residences, and expand job and educational opportunities. Fabrangeners and friends have been supporting Project Hope since 1988. More information . . .
Fabrangen Refugee & Immigrant Committee
Fabrangen is working with the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) to provide support for refugees families. On behalf of our Fabrangen’s First Friends efforts in assisting a newly arrived Eritrean refugee family of four, we are asking you for financial help.
Prior to coming to the U.S., the family spent seven years in Ethiopian refugee camps. Since April, Fabrangen members have been helping the family learn English, and assisting the three daughters (ages 18, 16, 12) by securing computers and Wifi, helping them to develop technical expertise and getting what they need in order to participate in their online high school and middle school classes. The girls are very interested in pursuing their education: one daughter wants to become a doctor and another is particularly interested in math.
Covid 19 and the need for social distancing have added complexity to the family’s transition to life in the U.S. Fabrangen has been helping the family to adjust to life here and assisting with a variety of needs during this unusually challenging period, so the family will be able to achieve their aspirations of building a good life for themselves in the US. We welcome and need! your support in helping this lovely wonderful family.
Capital Area Food Bank
“The Capital Area Food Bank is the anchor of the hunger relief infrastructure in our region, providing more than 30 million meals to people in communities across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. But we don’t stop there, because we know that creating long term solutions to hunger requires more than meals. It requires education, training, and opportunity. In short, it demands ideas that address the big picture. That’s why we’re approaching the problem in multiple ways: providing food for today, and addressing the root causes of hunger by partnering with organizations that provide critical services like job training programs and health care.”
ID Ministry at Foundry United Methodist Church
In today’s world, many important daily activities, such as renting an apartment, being hired for a job, or enrolling children in school, require appropriate identification such as birth certificates, drivers’ licenses, or Social Security numbers. This project helps those such as homeless people, returning prisoners, and people who have been evicted to obtain the documents they need. Money is needed to pay for documentation, copying, and other expenses.
In addition, you can also select from a variety of organizations through the Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective.
The Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective was established in 1975 as an independent forum to democratically involve members in the selection and distribution of funds to charitable organizations. The group meets periodically to study and research recipient groups to which members can allocate their own funds as they choose. Since its inception, the impact of the Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective has been substantial, with over 70 semi-annual allocations, for a total of over $2 million.
Your contributions to the Tzedakah Collective during the High Holidays are an important addition to our giving. If you have made the decision to donate through the Tzedakah Collective, please indicate your donation preferences on the Allocation Form and send it to us with a check to
Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective
4530 38th Street NW,
Washington, DC 20016
Thank you for your interest in the Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective.
For more information, contact Debbie Goldman at email@example.com