Tzedek is a voluntarily led Non-Governmental Organisation that draws upon the skills and resources of the UK Jewish community to better the lives of the less fortunate. It represents the UK Jewish community’s response to the challenges of extreme poverty in the developing world. It raises awareness, educates and encourages Jews to recognise, understand and act on their Jewish responsibilities concerning such poverty. The organisation works with partners, projects and communities abroad, regardless of their race or religion, and provides direct support to help local people so that they can help themselves.
Tzedek has overseas projects which support sustainable self-help development projects in some of the poorest communities in the world. The Jewish Global Citizenship Project explains the Tzedek programme in Jewish schools and there are also sessions for adults on international development and Jewish responsibility. The Tzedek Overseas Volunteer Programme sends resourceful volunteers to learn about and assist overseas partners for two months every summer.
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