Tikun Olam and Tzedakah Resources

“How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, slowly changing the world!” – Anne Frank

Suggested Reading

Title Author
Pre-School, Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades
Avi’s Adventures in the Mitzvah Car Pamensky, Robin
The Giving Tree Silverstein, Shel
God’s World Rouss, Sylvia
Mitzvos We Can Do Rosenthal, Yaffa
Quarters & Dimes & Nickels & Pennies Olidort, Baila
Ten Tzedakah Pennies Klein-Higger, Jonie
A Thread of Kindness: A Tzedakah Story Shollar, Leah
Tikun Olam: Fixing the World Fenton, Anne Lobock
A Tree Full of Mitzvos Rosenfeld, Dina H.
Aleph and Bet Classes
Debbie and Joey in God’s World Kipper, Morris
The God Around Us (Volume II): The Value of Blessings Brichto, Mira Pollak
God’s World Rouss, Sylvia
Mayer Aaron Levi and His Lemon Tree Lehman-Wilzig, Tami
Mitzvos We Can Do Rosenthal, Yaffa
Gimel, Daled, and Hay Classes
Bad Stuff in the News: A Guide to Handling the Headlines     Gellman, Rabbi Marc
I Can Make a Difference: A Treasury to Inspire Our Children    Edelman, Marian
The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Service Ideas
for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference
Lewis, Barbara A.
The Kid’s Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social
Problems You Choose–and Turn Creative Thinking into
Positive Action
Lewis, Barbara A.
Let There Be Light: Poems and Prayers for Repairing the World  Zalben, Jane B.
Mitzvah Magic: What Kids Can Do To Change the World Siegel, Danny
The Value of Generosity Grosshandler, Janet
Adult Books
Creating Angels: Stories of Tzedakah Goldin, Barbara D.
God’s To-Do List: 103 Ways to Be An Angel and Do God’s Work
on Earth    
Wolfson, Dr. Ron
A Guide to Jewish Practice: Community, Gemilut, Hesed, and
Tikun Olam
Teutsch, David A.
Gym Shoes and Irises Siegel, Danny
Living a Jewish Life Diamant, Anita
Mitzvah Means Commandment Dorff, Elliot N.
Mitzvahs Siegel, Danny
Munbaz II and Other Mitzvah Heroes Siegel, Danny
A Philosophy of Mitzvot: the Religious-Ethical Concepts of Judaism  Appel, Gersion
Rambam’s Ladder: A Meditation on Generosity and Why It Is
Necessary to Give
Salamon, Julie
To Do the Right and the Good: A Jewish Approach to Modern
Social Ethics
Dorff, Elliot N.
Tzedakah and the Precious Pushke Greene, Michael
Tzedakah: Can Jewish Philanthropy Buy Jewish Survival? Neusner, Jacob
The Way into Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World Dorf, Elliot
Amazing Songs for Amazing Jewish Kids (Tzedakah song) Ginsburgh, Judy C.