We are happy to announce that WAYS OF PEACE has received its IRS designation as a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. This means that all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. We are very grateful to our initial donors for their support in helping us to reach this point.
This brings us to the next level of Nedivut Tzedek / GENEROUS JUSTICE, our new network of innovative learning circles for social change through "spiritual finance." GENEROUS JUSTICE offers authentic, time-tested resources and support for bringing our money into harmony with our highest values — no matter what we earn. Learn more!
Whether or not you are in a position to make a donation toward any of our projects at this time, we encourage you to take the opportunity for a mid-year review of your personal and family giving.
Jewish tradition defines generous and just giving in terms of percentages — not absolute numbers. What percentage of your income have you donated so far in 2014? What percentage did you donate in 2013? Would you like to be more empowered in your choices when you open your wallet or check your account balance? You're not alone!
Setting aside an incremental percentage throughout the year makes for more satisfying and strategic donations, instead of the usual last-minute rush to disburse whatever is left over in December. All of this is part of the GENEROUS JUSTICE process of learning together, building community while fostering respect for each individual participant.
If you would like to make a special tax-deductible contribution to help launch the GENEROUS JUSTICE project, please specify this when making an online donation or writing a check.
In other news, it's not too late to register for Three Legs or One Foot: Rebalancing Our Jewish Communities, a retreat-based exploration of best practices in Jewish and interfaith caring development. This program is part of the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute that will take place August 4-10 in scenic Rindge, New Hampshire. Learn more!
And if you would like to bring these or any other WAYS OF PEACE programs to your community, we'd love to hear from you.
With many blessings for "Interdependence Day" and beyond,
Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips
for WAYS OF PEACE