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.

Down load the form:  2017 High Holiday Contribution Form

a) send your check payable to ‘Fabrangen’ and the form in the mail to:   Fabrangen, 7750 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC  20012.

b) or go to our website –  www.fabrangen.org to make a payment via PayPal.

The following are the organizations selected for 20167/5778.   

Fabrangen Refugee Action Committee

Fabrangen is currently providing support to two refugee families; an Eritrean family under the sponsorship of the Ethiopian Community Development Center and a newly arrived Syrian family. We are  helping the families with learning English, transportation, employment training and opportunities, family outings, furniture, day care opportunities  and other areas. The families need financial support in addition to volunteer help.


Imago Dei and Walk-in Ministry at Foundry United Methodist Church                               

Foundry United Methodist Church Logo

Imago Dei Ministry and Foundry’s mission is to help neighbors in Washington, DC.  We believe all persons are created in God’s image, the imago dei, it is part of our common identity. Within our society we have systems that often distort and devalue the identities of our neighbors. One of those systems is the need to carry identification documents in order to receive employment, housing, or services. Foundry’s ID and Walk-in Ministry seeks to restore to neighbors in need the documents necessary to obtain jobs, housing, education, or services in the community.

The Arava Institute 

The Arava Institute LogoThe Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. It houses academic programs in partnership with Ben Gurion University, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.

With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today’s most pressing environmental challenges.


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 Debbie Goldman, Treasurer, 4530 38th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Thank you for your interest in the Fabrangen Tzedakah Collective.