Jewish Values, Money and Your Community


JRF resource packet on money and Jewish values

by Rabbi Shawn Zevit and Rabbi Shira Stutman

  • 140 pages that stimulate discussion about issues surrounding money and values, both on a personal and communal level. Spiral-bound softcover.
  • Explore what Jewish tradition and contemporary Reconstructionist congregations have to offer in this area.
  • Impart skills and basic information about a range of financial issues in communal life from a Jewish values-based perspective to help bring the Torah of Money home!

Session One: Introduction—Personal attitudes towards money

Sessions Two & Three: Texts from Tradition Jewish Values and Wisdom

Session Three: Texts from Today- Money and Jewish Community

Sessions Four & Five: Planning & Budgeting

Sessions Six to Eight: Dues and Financial Policy

Sessions Nine to Eleven: Capital Campaigns & Fundraising

Session Twelve: Siyyum! Summary and Synthesis

Appendices include: Activities for children and teens, bibliography and other organizations doing money and values work.

Tzedakah texts and lessons woven into each session.