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B'Nai tzedek

How to be a Young Philanthropist

The B’nai Tzedek Program established a Foundation account in the name of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah aged teen and has proven to be attractive to teens, who are learning the value of tzedakah, charitable giving.


Here’s how it works: the teen contributes a minimum of $175 to start the process of opening a B’nai Tzedek Fund. $125 will be gifted by the Al Feldman Memorial Fund at that time. The Feldman/Hassenfeld Fund for the B’nai Tzedek Program will then provide a second gift of $250. The teen starts with a fund of at least $550 and a new philanthropist is born. *B’nai Tzedek funds are considered the property of the Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville.

Learn more about how it works here.


Join B'nai Tzedek!

B’nai Tzedek participants meet every Spring to make their annual recommendations to various charitable organizations (link to approved organization options list).

In 2023 the B’nai Tzedek program reached over 400 members!

Sign up for the program here.

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Leeron Stark Resnick


Donor Relations Associate and B’nai Tzedek Coordinator

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