By Lisa Schwartzman
In both Judaism and Jewish culture, it is customary to give back to the community and to be helpful towards people. So it’s no surprise that there are a number of Jewish nonprofits who specialize in supporting their communities.
My Jewish Listings contains a directory of many Jewish nonprofit organizations and they are listed by state.
One such nonprofit is Tomcheila, whose mission is to assist the Jewish needy of Los Angeles with a variety of services. Their programs help people find employment, start businesses and earn livelihoods. They also provide food for the week, Shabbat and the holidays.
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach in Florida promotes Jewish identity, education and engagement. They also help Holocaust survivors with food and support. Another part of their mission is to support Israel both in hard times and in times of celebration.
Queens Hatzloah in New York is a nonprofit organization of Jewish paramedics in Flushing, NY. From humble beginnings when they first transported patients in a station wagon in 1979 to now, where they are a nonprofit service with top-of-the-line training, equipment and ambulances, they serve people who are injured or ill in their community.
Bikur Cholim Bergen County serves the Teaneck, New Jersey community. They strive to perform the mitzvah of Bikur Cholim with sensitivity and compassion, and offer support to families who are suffering from illness.
My Jewish Listings is a directory of all things Jewish, not least of which are Jewish nonprofits.