The generous giving of Tzedakah (charity) is one of the extraordinary attributes of the Jewish people. Worldwide, Tzedakah is responsible for the critical support of the needy as well as for maintaining the Jewish community’s infrastructure – schools, synagogues, mikvaot (ritual baths), hospitals, and orphanages, etc. A 2010 study at the University of Indiana revealed that individual Jewish philanthropy in the US far exceeds that of any other group. However, as popular as Tzedakah is, few may have examined the extent of its import, the philosophy behind it, and its guidelines. We will explore how giving Tzedakah helps perfect the character of the donor while simultaneously helping to build the world.