Teen Tzedakah project raises funds for a variety of causes

By D. Rizzotto

Posted on 20th September 2010

Five year’s ago, New Jersey teen Dan Berke decided that his Bar Mitzvah Tzedakah project would be a baseball game for charity. Now in it's fifth year, this fall's event will raise funds for Canine Companions for Independence, an organization that provides highly trained dogs to help people with disabilities, similar in mission to Israeli Guide Dog Center for the Blind.

Jewish teen philanthropy efforts are making an impact throughout the country. Dan’s story shows that finding a cause that you are passionate about is key to success. As Dan likes sports, he was able to raise $4,100 for the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation last year, which links children with cancer with college sports teams whose members befriend them and raise funds for their care. JChoice features many causes that integrate sports including Special Olympics, Grassroot Soccer and Pitch In for Baseball.

For more details of this Tzedakah project visit New Jersey Jewish News.


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