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On Being a Communal Leader

Often when we think of giving, we think of it in the most literal sense—tzedakah. But is that really the only way one can give? What about giving of one’s time, one’s energies, one’s skills and one’s talents for the klal? What about those who serve as the engines behind the kehillah—those who coordinate the local day school’s dinner, organize clothing drives in the shul or open a simchah gemach? There are endless ways to give that have nothing to do with money but has everything to do with time, idealism, commitment and dedication to klal work.

Want advice and ideas on how to be osek b’tzarchei tzibbur? Read on.

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This article was featured in the Spring 2021 issue of Jewish Action.
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