Tzedakah box

AJWS Pushkes The Envelope

Inspired by Sukkah City, tzedakah box design competition seeks to spur conversation about philanthropy.

03/06/2012
Staff Writer

Legions of Hebrew school graduates have vivid memories of the tzedakah box, that little charity bin in every classroom that felt more like a moral obligation than an inspirational font. Often it was nothing more than a bland blue-and-white tin box with a coin slot on top — the ubiquitous “pushke” of the Jewish National Fund. 

But the American Jewish World Service hopes to change that. 

The iconic JNF pushke. American Jewish World Service is rethinking tzedakah box design.
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