Dear Rabbi Simon
I hope you are well. I have a couple of ma’aser question if you don’t mind.
I recently donated to the Hendon Evening Beis’ charity campaign and I just wanted to check that this donation would be included as ma’aser money?
Also, is one able to give a donation from a salary that one has not been paid yet? As in, may I give a donation and have in mind that I will deduct that from a salary that I am due to be paid? Or one must have the money in one’s possession first?
Many thanks in advance.
Thank you for your questions.
Regarding your first question – definitely. This is a communal resource which promotes and enables the study of Torah.
And, yes, you may give ma’aser based on a payment (salary) you anticipate receiving.
Rabbi Rashi Simon