Tzedakah Box


The unceasing need for charity inspired the cylindrical form of this piece. When the wood cylinder is turned so that coins can be inserted, windows reveal a flash of precious metal. The gold, silver, brass, and copper in these windows, along with the bronze of the inner cylinder, are the metals used in the construction of the tabernacle of the Exodus.

The prophet Isaiah tells us that upon taking care of those in need, “thy light [shall] break forth as the morning…” Here, one’s contribution is greeted by a glimpse of reflected light.

  • Bubinga wood, gold, sterling silver, copper, brass, bronze, 8″ h x 4″ dia
  • Created for “Making Change” at the San Francisco Jewish Museum
  • $3,800. One of a kind.