Tzedakah is the Hebrew term used to describe the act of charity or philanthropy. During the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, it is customary to give to charity generously, whole-heartedly and very often in memory of a beloved individual. The day before Yom Kippur is especially significant because tzedakah is a great source of merit and justice.

A new semester for Ben-Gurion University of the Negev students begins in just a few weeks. While it’s an exciting time as they set their sights ahead to a successful school year, it’s also a bittersweet time for students with financial needs.

The start of a new Jewish year is a time when we all reach a little deeper into our pockets to help family, friends, neighbours and even complete strangers who are in need. As you consider how you wish to allocate your tzedakah this year, we hope you will consider giving to the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University’s Current Scholarship Fund.

Please note that the majority of BGU students are renting apartments or dorms as they are out-of-towners, adding to their cost of living.

***You will receive an official tax receipt for your generous donation.

To make a donation now, please follow the simple steps below. On behalf of our BGU students with financial needs, we thank you for your generosity and giving spirit!