San Diego Jewish Academy breaks world record for sandwich-making

Jewish school makes 868 sandwiches in 180 seconds, waits for Guinness approval.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/3/2019, 10:00 AM

Anonymous entrepreneur restores Jewish cemetery in Poland

Anonymous donor spends hundreds of thousands to restore 19th century Jewish cemetery in town of Żywiec, Poland.JTA, 8/20/2018, 10:33 PM

Treasure at the Cave of Machpelah

Two millionaires who visited the Tomb of the Patriarchs decided on a unique act of charity to worshipers praying at the cave for livelihood.Hezki Baruch, 7/25/2018, 5:40 PM

Shabbat Shkalim: I give, therefore I am

In this week’s D’var Torah, the Chief Rabbi explains how Jewish tradition teaches, “I give, therefore I am.”Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, 2/12/2018, 12:44 PM

What is the purpose of wealth?

It is hard to remain humble when you are wealthy.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/18/2017, 11:07 PM

Video: They deserve dignity

Food cards - the preferred, dignified, cost effective, fastest and efficient method of providing meaningful appreciated food assistance.Infomercial, 9/19/2017, 12:04 PM

Ki Tavo: Continuous compassion

We most clearly demonstrate our attachment to Hashem through following in His ways, through acts of chesed. Rabbanit Shira Smiles, 9/8/2017, 1:15 PM

Watch: 10-year old orphan's message to Am Yisrael

Betzalel and his nine siblings lost their father just days before Passover.Kupat Ha'Ir, 4/9/2017, 7:41 PM

The effects of the tuition crisis in North America on Israel

Tutition crisis in US Jewish schools affects donations to Israeli yeshivas, as parents struggle to afford tuition for their own children., 4/4/2017, 7:05 PM

Jewish teen donors top $1 million in giving

Jewish teens donate more than $1 million during the 2015-16 school year, with nearly two-thirds going to Jewish organizations.JTA, 3/22/2017, 8:35 PM

Purim - a time for charity for those in need

Letter From Rav Chaim Kanievsky Regarding Matanot L'Evyonim Must Be Seen To Be BelievedKupat Ha'Ir, 3/10/2017, 4:08 PM

A unique form of charity in the grapefruit orchard

We joined Bar & Bat Mitzvah celebrators, high school kids as they set out to the field with Leket to volunteer in a unique form of giving.Yoni Kempinski, 3/3/2017, 8:04 AM

This Kallah Was Destitute, Until Rav Chaim Kanievsky Stepped In

A story of chessed - 'Rav Chaim Kanievsky has personally vouched for Kupat Ha'Ir's campaign to help marry me off.'Kupat Ha'Ir, 2/14/2017, 2:07 PM

Chabad on Campus raises money to help fire victims

Chabad on Campus has launched an initiative to raise money to support areas damaged in the fires which raged across Israel last week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/1/2016, 5:26 PM

Three children killed, one son disabled

A series of tragedies leaves a family bereft and in need of help.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2016, 3:39 PM

"In One Second, This Frum Family's Life Was Shattered"

After a tragic car accident, Rabbi Ominer needs help covering the medical expenses his insurance doesn't cover.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/10/2016, 9:22 PM

Israeli medalist's name patch raises over $50,000 for charity

Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi brings in $52,100 for charity in an auction for her Olympic name patch.JTA, 8/30/2016, 5:37 AM

'Pokemon Hunters' required - to raise money for the poor

Israeli charity organization Hasdei Naomi has a new idea to raise funds for the needy this Rosh Hashannah: Hiring out "Pokemon Hunters."Tal Polon, 8/23/2016, 2:30 PM

Israeli bronze medalist in bid to raise money for charity

Judoka Yarden Gerbi is auctioning off her name patch from the Olympics to raise money for the children's oncology ward at Ichilov hospital.Shai Landesman, 8/23/2016, 1:25 PM

Orphans of leading Kabbalist struggle to make ends meet

Charity appeal: Daughter of late Kabbalist struggling to pay for upcoming wedding.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/20/2016, 8:24 AM

Christian-Jewish fellowship helping Israeli Arabs during Ramadan

International Fellowship of Christians and Jews to provide hundreds of thousands of shekels in food vouchers to needy Arab families.JTA, 6/9/2016, 12:27 PM

Special appeal: Building a family against the odds

Severely disabled, Yitta Miriam is determined to build a life for herself, together with her husband-to-be; but they need your help.Arutz Sheva Appeal, 5/20/2016, 9:56 AM

British charity denies UK government cut its funds

War on Want denies reports the British government cut off its funding due to anti-Israel activities.Ben Ariel, 4/4/2016, 3:16 AM

'Do a Lady J – and do it right away!'

An evening of tribute is held in Jerusalem to Lady Amelie Jacobovits, featuring a film and book in her memory.Rochel Sylvetsky, 1/22/2016, 11:41 AM

Pack a Charity Box, Let Needy Israelis Know You Care

Arutz Sheva visits Pantry Packers to learn how they bring visitors together to prepare food crates for the poor and receive a life lesson.Yoni Kempinski, 8/28/2015, 7:34 AM

Half of Clintons' 2014 Charity Went to Clinton Foundation

Hillary Clinton's campaign lauds charity in publishing tax return - but half of it went to her own Foundation.Ari Yashar, 8/5/2015, 3:01 PM

Jewish Communal Fund Losing Donors due to Support for New Israel Fund?

Do NIF donors know that their money is funding actions that can lead destruction of the State? One of them seems to have realized that. Ronn Torossian, 4/9/2015, 9:16 AM

Leftist Campaign: No More Charity, the Poor Vote Likud

After election defeat, the latest trend among leftists is the call to stop donating to the poor, because they supported the Right.Gil Ronen, 3/22/2015, 7:11 PM

'These Could Have Been Our Families'

Arutz Sheva learns how the tragedy in Jerusalem led one intrepid resident to pull together Jews in supporting the families left behind.Ari Yashar, 11/18/2014, 9:15 PM

Leading Rabbi Blasts Charity Scam 'Crooks': Don't Give to Them

When an unknown solicitor – live or via a recording – calls up asking for money, just hang up, says Rabbi Benzion Mutsafi.Moshe Cohen, 10/22/2014, 6:52 PM

The NYTimes is Worried About "Orthodox Jewish Beggars"

The Times should be wondering at Jewish generosity, not just worrying about those who ask for it. Ronn Torossian, 10/21/2014, 9:09 PM

Confused by Charity? There's a Guide for That

Philanthropy 101 guide to provide guidelines for donating money to charity - where, when, and how.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2014, 5:57 PM

'When Life Gives You Cancer...'

What did a 15 year old with his whole life ahead of him do when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer? Raise nearly $6 million dollars.Ari Soffer, 5/14/2014, 9:54 PM

Jews Helping Jews

Be "with" the person needing help.Rabbi Moshe Travitsky, 5/9/2014, 5:17 AM

Comptroller: Govt. Failing to Feed the Hungry

State Comptroller Yosef Shapira released a report that slammed the state's nutritional assistance to poor Israelis, calling it insufficient.Moshe Cohen, 4/7/2014, 7:26 PM

Jewish Center in Brazil Caters to Community Poor

Chabad opens new center for Ten Yad social services program, to serve over 8,000 poor in one of Brazil's largest cities.Tova Dvorin, 12/10/2013, 10:43 AM

Tiberias Soup Kitchen Serves Hot Food Seasoned with Kindness

Restaurant-style soup kitchen in northern Israel provides those in need with nutrition - and dignity.Meir Panim, 11/21/2013, 2:25 PM

Colel Chabad Kindness: Packing Food for the Needy

Colel Chabad officially opened its new "Pantry Packers" facility in Jerusalem on Friday.Yoni Kempinski, 10/16/2013, 4:46 AM

Yesh Atid MK in Row with Hareidim Over Street Cleaning

MK Dov Lipman criticized after suggesting that yeshiva students, during their break, should help clean the streets as an act of chesed.Arutz Sheva North America, 4/5/2013, 11:30 PM

Sometimes, Relief is a Queen Esther Costume

Leading relief organization, Meir Panim, enables Israel’s neediest children to celebrate with joy.Arutz Sheva, 2/7/2013, 9:40 PM

Jewish,Catholic Charities Unite to Distribute Thanksgiving Meals

The UJA-Federation of New York teamed up with Catholic Charities this year to distribute food to the needy in time for Thanksgiving.Rachel Hirshfeld , 11/22/2012, 3:52 PM

Vayera: Selfishness is Cruelty

The lessons of Sodom easily are transferred to the context of today.Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 11/1/2012, 9:16 AM

Torah Lights on Sukkot

Torah from Efrat in Gush Etzion, the Judean Hills.Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, 9/27/2012, 5:36 PM

Rosh Hashannah ‘Card’ Saves Families from Hunger

A Rosh Hashannah greeting card from the Meir Panim foundations carries a double meaning – a greeting plus a shopping debit card. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/19/2012, 1:54 PM

Days of Awe Begin Sunday Evening with the New Year Holiday

"Repentance, prayer and charity will avert evil decrees" and bring each of us closer to what G-d intended for man to be. Shana Tova to all.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/16/2012, 12:32 PM

Jewish Philanthropist Sami Rohr Passes Away at 86

Prominent Jewish philanthropist Sami Rohr passed away Sunday in South Florida at the age of 86. Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/7/2012, 2:58 PM

Charity Organizations in Israel Demand Help from the Government

Charity organizations in Israel gathered for emergency conference, called on the government to help fight food insecurity.Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski, 5/17/2012, 7:15 AM

Jewish Initiative Provides Hunger Relief to Children in India

Jews from around the world will participate in a hunger relief project aimed to benefit disadvantaged children in India.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/7/2012, 5:54 PM

NY Jewish Community Sets Guinness World Record

The UJA-Federation of NY set a Guinness World Record making 1,660 sandwiches in one hour to be donated to feed the hungry. Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/3/2012, 1:44 PM

Welfare Ministry, NGOs Clash over Passover Aid

The topic of aid for needy families on Passover has become a touchy one, with the Welfare Ministry and food charities trading accusations. Maayana Miskin, 4/3/2012, 12:54 PM

What Preserves Israel?

What or whom should we credit with the preservation of the Jewish state?Prof. Paul Eidelberg, 11/19/2011, 10:07 PM

Helping Families Avoid Poverty - Recognized by President

Paamonim, which helps families attain financial health instead of simply giving them alms, has received the President’s Volunteerism Award.Hillel Fendel, 8/10/2010, 6:35 PM

Parshat Re’eh: True Kindness

The truest form of charity is to provide without discrimination. This means that we leave it to the poor to decide what is important and what is not. Rabbi Lazer Gurkow, 8/5/2010, 1:19 PM

New Website Renders Non-Profits Transparent

For the first time, Israeli non-profit organizations (NPOs) – of which there are some 29,000 – will be nearly 100% “transparent” to the public. Hillel Fendel, 8/3/2010, 11:59 AM