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As parents, we try to teach our children the importance of living according to Torah values. Rachel and I have found that the most effective method of instilling these values is to lead by example. Particularly, in the areas of Tzedaka and Chesed, we have tried our best to involve our children in all our endeavors in the most hands-on manner whenever possible.
What do you give someone who already possesses the maturity to understand the extent of his blessings? Baruch Hashem, our Isaac Jonah exemplifies Ben Zoma’s statement in the 4th Perek of Pirkei Avos that a wealthy person is one who appreciates what he has. In lieu of a traditional gift, we respectfully ask that you help celebrate Isaac’s Bar Mitzvah by contributing to his very own Tzedaka Fund. This intangible gift will enable Isaac to make important philanthropic choices for Jewish causes worldwide in the months and years to come.
All funds that are raised prior to Isaac’s Bar Mitzvah will be match funded by us, so that Isaac will have a significant and solid footing from which to embark on his journey as a responsible and full member of Klal Yisrael.
Whether you are ultimately able to celebrate with us in person or in spirit, we hope that you will consider participating in this meaningful, charitable, and tax-deductible way.
May Hashem continue to bless Isaac Jonah with wisdom and maturity beyond his years so that he will continue to bring his family and friends much Nachas, Amen.
All our love,
Rachel & Alex
Your tax-deductible donation to The Foundation will be credited to the The Isaac Jonah Katz Bar Mitzvah Tzedakah Fund to support 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations recommended by Rachel and Alex, on Isaac's behalf.
The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles ("Foundation") is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Foundation are tax-deductible. The Foundation's tax identification number is 95-6111928.
Family and friends ("Advisers") created this charitable Donor Advised Fund ("Fund") at The Foundation in honor or in memory of a loved one(s). Fund Advisers and their families may not personally benefit, nor direct specific individuals to benefit, from the Fund. Advisers may recommend grants from the Fund to 501(c)3 nonprofits, Jewish or otherwise, locally, nationally and in Israel. The Foundation legally controls the Fund and vets all grantees. View or download information about Donor Advised Funds.
Tax receipts for online donations are available immediately via email and download. Credit card donations incur a convenience fee of 3%, although the entire credit card donation amount is tax-deductible. For example, for a $100 credit card donation, $97 will go to the Fund, $3 will pay our processing vendor and $100 will be listed as a tax-deductible donation on your tax receipt. If you prefer to donate via check or donate securities or other assets, view Ways to Give.
Established in 1954, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles manages charitable assets of over $1 billion entrusted to it by over 1,200 families. The Foundation partners with its donors to shape meaningful philanthropic strategies, magnify the impact of giving and build enduring charitable legacies. Over the past 25 years, The Foundation has distributed over $1 billlion in grants to thousands of nonprofits across a diverse spectrum.