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It's Time to Turn the Tithe!


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Last Sabbath before Passover, the words of the prophet Malachi resounded in Jewish communities throughout the world. Malachi challenges each of us to share our abundance more equitably, by reclaiming the potentials of the ancient tithe.

A tithe is a giving rate, generally calculated as a percentage of income. Studies show that giving rates tend to shrink as incomes increase. That fact should concern anyone who is preparing to say "Let all who are hungry come and eat."

It's time to turn the tithe! Registration is now open for Generous Justice: From Spare Change to Social Change. It's the first-ever Jewish leadership training program for "just giving" — simple, regular, and fair. We're joining forces and resources to create a culture of greater fairness and fulfillment for all.

The Generous Justice training will be part of the 2015 National Havurah Committee (NHC) Summer Institute, August 3-9 in Rindge, New Hampshire. The overall theme of the Institute is "The Poor of Your People Shall Eat," exploring the relationship between the sabbatical cycle and social justice.

We hope you'll join WAYS OF PEACE and the NHC for this transformative program. Please click here for more information about how you can participate, and please share this message with anyone else who may be interested.

With thanks and many blessings for the Season of Liberation and beyond,

Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips 
WAYS OF PEACE Community Resources