It is praiseworthy to give tzedaka before davening, based on the passuk in Tehillim (17:15) “I will behold your face with righteousness.” Some have the minhag to give tzedaka during “Vayevareich Dovid”, while saying the passuk “v’ha’osher vehkovod milefanechah….“
Shabbos Bulletin Parshas Vayechi 5778
About the Author: Lev Seltzer
Lev Seltzer has been a member of Beis Tefillah from just a short time after its founding. He currently manages the BTYA.org website, and can be found every morning in the BTYA "Vasikin Room" where he is the gabbai of the minyon.