High Holiday Tzedakah

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 in one check is convenient for you, and bundling the donations increases our impact on the recipient organizations.

How to Donate | 2019/5780 Tzedakah Recipients | Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective


Pay by Mail

  • Download the form: 2019 High Holiday Contribution Form
  • Send your check payable to ‘Fabrangen’ and the form in the mail to:
    Fabrangen, 7750 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20012

Pay via PayPal

The quickest and easiest way to make a contribution to Fabrangen is by clicking on the yellow button to the right.

  • You will have the option of paying using your existing PayPal account, or by using a credit card.
  • If you choose to use a credit card, you will be prompted to created a PayPal account.
  • If you want to select more than one reason for donating, you can indicate that later in the process in the “Add a note” field.

The payment is immediate and secure, and you will automatically receive an emailed receipt.





Below are some screen shots of the steps that will help you in donating to Fabrangen via PayPal –  ONCE YOU HAVE CLICKED ON YELLOW DONATE BUTTON ABOVE.
These are just examples, not active links.

1. Type in the amount.

2.Please use the drop down menu  to select your reason for donating. While this is optional, it is the only way we can determine how to allocate your donations.

3. If you want to make donations to more than one cause, select “Combined Donation.” You’ll have the opportunity to provide more information later.

4. Select donate with Paypal or with credit card.

5. If you chose “Combined Donation,” please indicate how you want your donations distributed in the “Add a Note” field.


 2019/5780 Tzedakah Recipients

Fabrangen Refugee & Immigrant Committee

Fabrangen is working with the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) to provide support for refugees families. In addition to financial support, we provide assistance with shopping, transportation, tutoring, home visits, and support in emergencies.

JCADAJewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

 JCADA - Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse“JCADA is committed to providing high-quality services to all residents of the Greater Washington DC community 14 years old & older, without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or immigration status. JCADA services victims and survivors of all types of power-based violence, including victims and survivors of domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence), dating violence, elder abuse, gender-based violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking.”

Leket Israel  Rescuing healthy food for Israel’s needy

leket israel - national food bank“Leket Israel, the National Food Bank, is the leading food rescue organization in Israel. Unique among all other organizations that serve the poor in Israel and food banks worldwide, Leket Israel’s sole focus is rescuing healthy, surplus food and delivering it to those in need through partner nonprofit organizations.” Feeding the hungry and preventing food waste – an important combination.

The TraRon Center

The TraRon Center

“Mission: Our Mission is to expose gun violence survivors to therapeutic modalities that may be absent from their current grieving and coping methods. With a focus on the inclusion of creative arts, we will equip survivors with strategies to healthfully endure the complexities of loss- while promoting community health and solidarity.

Vision: Our Vision is to provide a safe, supportive space for affected members of the community to express themselves- such that it fosters an environment of openness, honesty, and critical reflection of the factors contributing to gun violence in our communities. By openly addressing gun violence, we will empower community members to collectively engage in dialogue that will produce viable solutions for gun violence prevention.”

We are happy to support The TraRon Center again this year.


Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective

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, c/o Goldman, Treasurer, 4530 38th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Thank you for your interest in the Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective.

        For more information, contact Debbie Goldman at treasurer@fabrangen.org