the Bible, tzedakah means “righteous behavior”
and is often paired with “justice.” It is used as a term synonymous
with charity giving. Maimonides, a Jewish Rabbi, physician
and philosopher, explaining the obligation of tzedakah, created
a ladder of giving levels to instruct in how to give. At the
lowest level, he has "to give but sadly" and at
the highest level of the tzedakah ladder he lists, "To
give in such a way as to prevent poverty". It is this
highest level the Zarrow families strive to achieve.
back to the community is a commitment that both Henry
and Jack Zarrow have made for over 60 years. Based on that
commitment, The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, the Maxine
and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation and The Zarrow Families
Foundation were incorporated in the 1980s.
Zarrow families are committed to providing support for
the disadvantaged (including mentally ill and mentally and
physically challenged children, youth and adults and the homeless).
They do this through providing educational opportunities,
social services, health and mental health programs, medical
research and housing. Their geographical preference is the
Tulsa area, however, they give to Jewish causes all over the
only give to nonprofit entities as defined by the IRS under
Code 501 (c) (3). You may read in more detail IRS requirements
by going to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p557.pdf.
For information concerning deductible gifts see IRS publication
1771 located at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1771.pdf.