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B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program All it takes is ONE Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and you can make a difference for the REST OF YOUR LIFE! Here’s how: It’s your Bar/ Bat Mitzvah?


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Obviously! Open a B’nai Tzedek Fund through TJF with a minimum of $250. TJF will add another $250, for a total of $500!

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Choose a Jewish cause that is meaningful to you, and support it through your fund Over time, your fund sh ou grow, to benefit Jewish ld organizations of your ch oice!

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF) B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program encourages teens to become involved in tzedakah by establishing a fund for Jewish charitable giving. Opening a B’nai Tzedek fund gives you a chance to play a part in improving your community and the world.

So how does this work? 1. Donate at least $250 to the Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF). TJF will match your gift, up to $250. You now have a $500 B’nai Tzedek Fund in your own name! 2. Learn about the needs of our Jewish community – locally, in Israel, and around the world. 3. Each year, grant 5% of your fund to a Jewish charity. (TJF will provide a list of local and national Jewish charities for you to consider.)


Who can open a fund? Anyone who is having a Bar/Bat Mitzvah is eligible to open a B’nai Tzedek

How will my fund grow? Your fund will receive investment income. As your fund grows over tim

What charities can I give to? You may make a grant from your fund to any Jewish charity of you

How do I make the distribution? Each year, you will go online to TJF’s website, fill out an on How long can I keep my fund? Your fund remains open until you turn 25, if you’ve continued

a charitable giving fund for adults. If your fund is less than the $2,500 at age 25 and you are actively engage will become a part of TJF’s Community Impact Fund and will be used to support a variety of community nee

B’nai Tzedek Enrollment Form Teen’s Name: Teen’s Birthdate: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Date: Teen’s Email: Home Phone: Cell Phone: Home Address: Synagogue Affiliation: Grade in School: Parent(s) Name: Parent(s) Email: Parent(s) Cell: I give permission to have my information included on the Tidewater Jewish Foundation mailing/email lists, and to include my photos and my name only in publicity for the program. Donor Signature:


Parent Signature:


Please print, sign and mail this form with your $250 check to: Tidewater Jewish Foundation B’nai Tzedek Program 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 200 Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Credit card payment is accepted at: or by calling (757) 965-6111

k fund. This program is also open to any Jewish person (under the age of 18) in Tidewater.

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ur choosing. TJF will provide you a comprehensive list of charities, so you can pick what is meaningful to you!

nline distribution form, pick the charity and we will make the gift on your behalf.

to utilize it each year. At that time, if it has a balance of $2,500, you may convert it to a Donor Advised Fund, ed with giving, please call TJF to discuss options. If your fund is inactive for 5 consecutive years, the balance eds.

philanthropy noun • phi·lan·thro·py • [fi-lan-thruh-pee] 1. The effort or inclination to increase the well-being of humankind, as by charitable aid or donations. 2. Love of human kind, in general.

Join Us and Make a Difference! Everyone keeps telling you that you are an adult now. Well, B’nai Tzedek helps make it real. You get to create your own fund, make your own choices, learn and grow as a Jewish philanthropist…and really make a difference! For questions about the B’nai Tzedek Teen Philanthropy Program, please contact Scott Kaplan, President & CEO, at (757) 965-6109 or



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