The Samuel M. Goldston Teen Philanthropy Project teens have decided on this year’s grants.
Thanks to the Goldston family, another 20 teens in the Greater Pittsburgh Jewish community learned about the need to do good deeds and Maimonides’ Ladder of Tzedakah, always focusing on the highest rung of helping another toward self-sufficiency.
After evaluating 10 requests for funding, the teens decided to distribute grants to: Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh, SOS Fund of the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry, Circles East Liberty and Krembo Wings in Israel.
Each teen contributed $500 of b’nai mitzvah money to the pooled project endowment. With support from the Goldston family, the teens were able to allocate $15,000 to the four organizations.
Goldston Teen Philanthropy is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Jewish Community Foundation and is run by Rabbi Ron Symons and The Second Floor of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh.