In Jewish early childhood centers across the country children bring a few coins for Tzadakah each week for Shabbat.

In Jewish early childhood centers across the country children bring a few coins for Tzadakah each week for Shabbat.

What does the act of putting a coin into a box mean to a young child?

The word tzadakah comes from the root of Tzedek and means justice. In a perfect world, young children would be learning about the act of giving and that they have the power to create a more just world through their own actions.

1. How can we support young children learning about this value?
2. How does money help support this goal?
2. How does it detour from that goal?
4. In a perfect world, what could we do as educators to help teach the concept of tzadakah in a meaningful way?

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