Today is April 21, 2024 /

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Study at the Shul

Injustice for Some Means Injustice for All: A Study at the Shul Class on Poverty and Tzedakah

Join Rabbi Leah Berkowitz for a set of conversations about what it means to pursue justice, and what it means to provide those around us with “whatever they are lacking.”

Three Tuesdays at 7:30 PM EST

  • April 11, Circles of Obligation: To whom are we responsible? When there are limited resources, whom do we help first?
  • April 25, Welfare to Work: Is it necessary to seek employment in order to qualify for assistance?
  • May 2, Minimums and Maximums: Is it possible to give too much tzedakah?

As this class will meet entirely online, we welcome both our members and our friends around the world to join us.

While the course is free for our members, we ask that our friends contribute one payment of $54 for all the three sessions

  • Synagogues and other communal institutions may pay $180 for an unlimited number of their members to attend
  • Friends of Congregation Kol Ami can complete $54 payment using the form below or select one of the alternatives described on the right. 

Kol Ami members wanting to register for course need only email Elaine Stevens ( as no payment is required


No prior knowledge or experience with Jewish text or Hebrew is expected.
This is a great next step for those who took last semester’s class, “Would the Rabbis Forgive Your Student Loans?” but each of these sessions will stand on its own.