KEHILLAH COMMUNAL FUNDING FOR CHICAGO’S DAY SCHOOLS Adar 5774 / February 2014
How we’re helping
OUR SCHOOLS NEW Initiatives FEBRUARY 2014
Jewish Day School Month THE KEHILLAH FUND
to increase your f inancial impact AT NO COST TO YOU
2 KEHILLAH JEWISH EDUCATION FUND
CONTRIBUTE TO DAY SCHOOLS: CALL (847) 745-1668 OR VISIT WWW.KEHILLAHFUND.ORG
8180 McCormick Boulevard Skokie, Illinois 60076 P: (847) 745-1668 F: (847) 745-1710 KehillahFund@gmail.com www.KehillahFund.com 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Charity EIN #26-3948613
LEADERSHIP EXECUTIVE STAFF
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Yosef Walder FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN
JEWISH genes? Dr. Yosef Walder OUR JEWISH DAY SCHOOLS
are the community’s DNA. Just as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) guides the development of a human body, so, too, do our schools shape the future of our kehillah. Our community is a living, breathing, evolving entity. It can flourish or it can falter, depending on the successful transmission of our “genetic code” – which is not a matter of biology. Jews have always been the People of the Book, and we perpetuate our society through education.
Supporting the Chicago area’s Jewish day schools is as vital as physically nourishing young lives. As our children – the children of every Jewish household in the metropolitan area – grow and mature, they become the cells of the organism we call “community.” It is they who will determine the course of our future. It is they who will be responsible for bringing forth the next generations and for nurturing them both spiritually and intellectually. If you could ensure the healthy development of a human being, would you? Please join me in safeguarding our community’s future by making Jewish day school education viable, increasingly valuable, and the inviolable birthright of every Jewish child.
Aryeh Leib Benjamin Tomer Bitton Jonah Bruck Mark Campbell Bill Coleman Eli Davis Moishe Davis Nesanel Davis David Hartman Ami Robinson Micha Rose EDITOR
how we’re helping OUR SCHOOLS
The Kehillah Fund’s mission is to encourage and enable all Jewish families to provide their children with an outstanding Jewish and secular education, which will make them knowledgeable and proud of their Judaism. With this educational background, they will be able to contribute to the community that helped them, and to interface with society at large with confidence. The Kehillah Fund works to inspire and unite the community in support of this mission, thereby building a Jewish community that will live on in perpetuity.
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A NOTE of appreciation Zev Jacobs OUR SCHOOLS’
administrators collaborate closely with the Kehillah Fund in establishing communal funding for Chicago’s Jewish day schools. These unique individuals personify the admirable characteristic of leadership, and they have
earned the trust of our kehillah. They most certainly deserve the great blessing of our sages, of blessed memory: “All who are involved faithfully in the needs of the community – may the Holy One, blessed be He, reward them and remove from them every affliction, and send blessing and success to all of their work, along with all Israel, their brethren.” To these administrators, allow me to say: It is a privilege to work in your company, and I wish to thank you publicly for becoming my friends and partners in making our communal dream a reality.
Whether or not you are a current day school parent, you can make a difference. Most schools will accept your old car as a donation, giving you a tax write-off for its value.
what can we do to guarantee JEWISH CONTINUITY &VIBRANCY? Nesanel Siegal
It’s providing a quality Jewish education to the community’s children. And just who is responsible for doing this? THE ANSWER IS CLEAR.
I am. And you are. Jewish Law dictates that both parents themselves and all other members of the community are. Today, Jewish education is the most costly expense our community faces. And this is exactly how the Kehillah Jewish Education Fund can help. Painlessly. And with a great fringe benefit: unity.
through our communal responsibility of funding Jewish education (which Jewish communities have done for centuries). To achieve this, we’ve created the systems to help pay for Jewish education. We’ve set up a unique, monthly giving system that funds our community’s Jewish days schools by automatically charging your credit or debit card. (You choose the dollar amount that’s most appropriate for you.) This saves you the inconvenience of writing and mailing a check. This also funds our schools reliably every month, so they know how much they can expect, and can budget for it. And you’re not constantly hassled with phone calls. When you see the charge on your bank or credit card statement, you’re reminded to be proud that you are doing your part as a responsible Kehillah member to ensure that our system is working for your schools and for the community, and to help guarantee Jewish continuity. And for that, we thank you. And your community’s children and schools thank you.
The Kehillah Fund’s task is to unite the entire community
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did you KNOW? $60,000
Our Jewish day schools have come to depend on monthly support from the Kehillah Fund. Allocations have been equitable and reliable every month since 20014.
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M O N T H
we continue to fund Jewish day school education for more and more children!
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Alloca&ons per Student Akiba-Schechter Hebrew Day School Hyde Park (Chicago) 170 $320.00 Arie Crown Hebrew Day School Skokie 635 Cheder Lubavitch Day $300.00 Schools Skokie, Chicago 235 $280.00 Gesher HaTorah Day School Skokie 30 $260.00 Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School Skokie 365 $240.00 JCFS Therapeutic Yeshiva Program Chicago 5 $220.00 Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Yeshiva Tiferes Tzvi Chicago 820 $200.00 2009 2010 2011 2012 Keshet Northbrook 18 Ptach Chicago 38 The Kehillah’s support increasingly underwrites the cost of educating each student at eleven Chicagoarea day schools. In 2011, per-student allocations decreased due to a positive development: increased Torah Academy of Buffalo Grove Buffalo Grove 16 enrollment. The increase in per-student allocations in 2012 evinces a growth in Kehillah Fund Yeshiva Ohr Boruch membership that now underwrites greater per-student Chicago 150 support even with this increase in enrollment. May
A L L O C A T I O N
The Kehillah Jewish Education Fund distributes the community’s donation dollars to eleven Jewish day schools every month. The allocation is determined by relative enrollment, dividing the total donations proportionately to each school according to its number of students. Since the Kehillah Fund began in 2004, this system has been equitable and reliable. Current monthly allocations are $58,000 each month, for a total of $5.7 million to date.
leaders unite FOR OUR COMMUNITY
you’re not only interested in your own school and your kids,” said Yitzi Weiss. “You care about your friends’ kids, your neighbors’ kids, and the entire kehillah. Isn’t this the chinuch we want for ourselves and to teach our children?”
is multifaceted. More than fifty of Chicago’s rabbinic leaders have endorsed the work of the Kehillah Jewish Education Fund. Additionally, each of the Kehillah Fund’s board members approaches our shared mission with a different perspective, contributes his own set of experiences and talents, and adds to our dynamic dialogue.
The schools that benefit from the Kehillah Fund’s efforts occupy different niches in our community and meet different needs. Besides spanning a spectrum of philosophies, our schools also address a variety of academic, social, and emotional circumstances.
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Tomer Bitton, an Arie Crown board member and parent, said he appreciates the opportunity to think more broadly about day school education. “The Kehillah Fund helps us focus on community issues beyond the schools we’re affiliated with directly.”
The current Kehillah Fund board members are: Aryeh Leib (Lawrence) Benjamin, Tomer Bitton, Jonah Bruck, Mark Campbell, Bill Coleman, Eli Davis, Moishe Davis, Nesanel Davis, David Hartman, Ami Robinson, Micha Rose, Nesanel Siegal, Dr. Yosef Walder, and board president Yitzi Weiss. These individuals, who represent many schools and shuls, come together regularly to discuss how their combined investments of time, energy, and financial support can be used most effectively to strengthen Jewish day school support throughout our Kehillah.
“The Kehillah Fund is vital to our community because Jewish education is everyone’s responsibility,” JDBY-YTT parent Micha Rose emphasized. “We are working to develop a system of universal support for Jewish education. It is a common thread that connects us all.” Jonah Bruck sharpened his fellow board members’ statements with concrete terms: “Without the Kehillah Fund, the community would need to find other ways to raise millions of dollars
“When you get involved with the Kehillah Fund, people understand that
– not an easy task. The Kehillah Fund is vital to keeping our Jewish education [tuition] from skyrocketing.” While their motives may have minor differences, each of the Kehillah Fund’s board members devotes tireless efforts, provides sage counsel, and lends direction to the Fund’s dedicated staff. To the board’s credit, the Kehillah Fund’s work continually becomes more efficient and effective as its leaders strive together toward the common goal of widespread communal funding for our schoolchildren and sustainability for the community’s future.
These individuals, who represent many schools and shuls, come together regularly to discuss how their combined investments of time, energy, and financial support can be used most effectively to strengthen Jewish day school support throughout our Kehillah.
Kehillah Fund is the very definition of the community support the Kehillah Fund because I don’t want Jewish “ The “ Ihistory working together for a better future. I feel that funding to end with me. My life has been centered day school education is the highest priority a community could have, and the Kehillah Jewish Education Fund is one of the ways to reach that goal.
MOISHE DAVIS, JDBY-YTT BOARD MEMBER AND PARENT
Kehillah Fund not only supports an essential “ The service, it does so in a way that unites the entire
community. The Kehillah Fund challenges me to actualize my commitment to help put Jewish education on a lasting and sustainable basis.
ARYEH LEIB BENJAMIN CHEDER LUBAVITCH BOARD MEMBER AND PARENT
around Jewish education for twenty-five years, so involvement with the Kehillah Fund is a natural outlet for me.
BILL COLEMAN, AKIBA-SCHECHTER TEACHER
don’t always donate to eleven schools at once, but “ Iwhen I do, I prefer to do it through the Kehillah Fund! Seriously, if everyone gets onboard with the Kehillah Fund, we will do something really revolutionary.
NESANEL DAVIS, JDBY-YTT PARENT
Kehillah Fund is integral to the Chicago Jewish community, as we are constantly looking for ways to provide children “ The with high-level Jewish education at the lowest cost possible. It is a very pure form of charity and enables us to fulfill the important mitzvah of kol Yisrael areyvim zeh lahzeh [all of Israel are responsible for one another]! ”
AMI ROBINSON, HILLEL TORAH PARENT
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the relative cost of JEWISH EDUCATION Zev Jacobs
“Why is day school education so expensive?” There are two answers. PARENTS OFTEN ASK,
financial difficulties due to job loss, illness, or other factors. Their unpaid tuition causes hardship for the schools, which
country. Historically, Jewish communities have been funding children’s
education even longer.
Following in the footsteps of our Jewish ancestors and of the founding fathers of this country, it is clear that much of the solution to funding day school education is in the hands of the community. It is a matter of our collective and individual
Supporting our day schools is therefore a core obligation of the entire community, regardless of specific interests we have as individuals. The more successful our schools are, the stronger our community will be, and the better able we will be to support all of our charitable institutions – including our schools themselves. Solving our day school tuition problem is a matter of adjusting our thinking: Our private schools are community institutions, funded by the entire community and benefiting the entire community. The cost, when borne by all and seen as a building block of our collective future, is not so burdensome after all.
need a minimal number of dollars per student in order to keep their doors open. The Kehillah Fund has established the Achdus Scholarship Fund in response to such situations. Funding for this initiative comes from donations that are completely separate from the Kehillah Fund’s regular allocations to our schools. The Achdus
Scholarship Fund distributed $240,000 directly to the schools in 2013 to ensure that our community’s most financially vulnerable children continue to receive a quality education. More information is available at the Kehillah Fund office or by contacting (847) 745-1668 or KehillahFund@gmail.com.
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responsibility for the future financial and spiritual health of our community. Day schools are the foundation upon which are built all of our values, hopes, and dreams for not only our own children and future progeny, but for our community today and in the centuries to come. All Jewish children, whether rich or poor, not only equally deserve a quality Jewish education, but have the potential to give back to the community.
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So why are parents paying so much for their children’s day school education? The difference is that public schools are funded by everyone, not just parents. Funding comes from the government, which means that the cost is spread among everyone who pays taxes, whether or not they have children in the schools.
The second answer is that we have to consider how much the community asks of its day schools. Currently, community expectations are that schools provide academic excellence in both Jewish and general studies, small classes, and pedagogy that addresses each child’s needs, including appropriate services for the growing number of students with special needs. Beyond academics, parents and community leaders have come to recognize that schools must inspire passionate Jewish living. These requirements mean hiring a large and talented staff as well as giving teachers appropriate support and supervision. In most Orthodox day schools, high tuition does not lead to a decline in enrollment, but it does place a great strain on middle-income families and often prevents one parent from staying home to raise the children.
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Yossi Prager, the Avi Chai Foundation’s executive director for North America, confirmed that this is typical across the country. In his words, “the average cost per student in the same geographic area is almost certainly comparable or lower [than local public schools].”
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The first answer is, surprisingly, “It’s not.” Compared to public schools, Jewish day schools are well within the state norm as far as cost per student. According to the Illinois State Board of Education, the average cost per kindergarten through eighth-grade student in the public schools in 20122013 was $11,457 – slightly higher than the average Jewish day school cost per student at $10,527. This is even more surprising in light of the longer school day and increased staff needed for general and Jewish studies. In addition, some of our schools are more complex in terms of social curricula and a variety of culturally unique activities.
In fact, publicly funded schools have been part of American life since before the United States became an independent country. Historically, Jewish communities have been funding children’s education even longer. Embracing this tradition again within our modern, capitalist society is a challenge. Ultimately, it will lead to a self-generating method of funding Jewish day school education. Well-educated children who love Yiddishkeit will become adult members of the community who in turn will help educate the next generation.
JEWISH DAY SCHOOL MONTH & KEHILLAH SHABBOS
lead in communal funding innovation
as its launch, February 2014 is Jewish Day School Month across the Chicago area. The elements are evident everywhere: in the schools, in the shuls, and in the shops. From the Kehillah Matters Essay Competition to the signs on the walls of our community partners’ stores, the concept of communal funding for Jewish day school education has caught on.
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WITH KEHILLAH SHABBOS
Kehillah Shabbos 5774 is the second time the Chicago-area community has dedicated Parashas Terumah to promoting broad-based local support of our very own day schools. The connection is clear: As we read each year, Bnei Yisrael contributed what they could – according to each individual’s ability – to the Mishkan, a community institution. No one was forced to pay more than was possible, and everyone found a way to participate. Similarly, our Jewish day schools are central to our community, and the Kehillah Fund underscores the
importance of this shared responsibility by bringing together leaders across the community on this particular Shabbos each year. The rabbonim of 35 shuls spoke to their congregations about the mitzvah of providing an education for all of the Jewish children of our community. With the schooling that meets their myriad needs, all of these children will become full-fledged members of our community, proud and knowledgeable of their mesorah, our beloved heritage, and confidently equipped to contribute to society at large and our community specifically. This year, Kehillah Captains were the Fund’s community ambassadors, encouraging their peers to unite in support of Jewish day school education. Some of the captains already were board members, while others were more newly invested in the Kehillah Fund’s decadelong campaign. All gave of their time and their shem tov, their good name, for the benefit of our kehillah. The Kehillah Captains were: Barry Bass, Aryeh Leib Benjamin, Jonah Bruck, Mark Campbell, Benji Cohen, Bill Coleman, Nesanel Davis, Dr. David Dobkin, Pesach Glaser, Rabbi Moshe Shimon Gluck, Dr. Justin Gordon, Rabbi Eliezer Grunberg, David Hartman, Binyomin Hurwitz, Zev
NEW KEHILLAH FUND INITIATIVE: for the children, by the children AS OUR SCHOOLS work to educate the
community’s children, what could be more natural than teaching them about communal responsibility? The Kehillah Fund has initiated the first annual Kehillah Matters Essay Competition, part of Jewish Day School Month, as a way of engaging the children themselves. Sixth- through eighth-grade students are exploring the meaning of “kehillah” as they write about the nature of a kehillah, the obligations of an individual to his or her community, and what they enjoy most about our kehillah.
Entry requirements, which have been distributed at all Kehillah Fund schools, include a reference to at least one Torah teaching. Finalists will receive $50 gift certificates, and the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. All children are encouraged to participate, and parents who need more information may call (847) 745-1668 or email KehillahMatters@gmail.com with the word “Question” in the subject line. The submission deadline has been extended to February 28.
Jacobs, Eli Klein, David Merzel, Rabbi Yitzchok Miller, Rabbi Yochanan Posner, Ami Robinson, Micha Rose, Nate Rubenstein, Zvi Schayer, Max Stesel, Rabbi Aaron Topper, Dr. Yosef Walder, Avrum Weinfeld, Yitzi Weiss, and Dr. Zev Zlotapolsky. In recognition of our Chicagoland community’s groundbreaking program, Hamodia newspaper, with a vast readership across North America, published an article on March 6, 2013 about the first Kehillah Shabbos. The article featured the Kehillah Fund’s innovative system of automatic monthly donations and reliable monthly allocations as a model for other communities to emulate. The newspaper also pointed out that about half of Kehillah members currently have children in the day schools, while the other half do not. The Kehillah Matters Essay Competition is sponsored through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Campbell in loving memory of Eitan Hillel ben Mishael, z”l; Mr. Sherwin Feldstein in loving memory of Sender Leib ben Moshe, z”l; and Mr. and Mrs. Aryeh Leib Benjamin in loving memory Pearl bas Ene, z”l. Rosenblum’s World of Judaica in Skokie has donated some of the prizes.
KEHILLAH MATTERS Essay Competition
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one mitzvah leads to another: MATCHING GRANT INITIATIVES AT SCHOOLS WORKING WITH the
TORAH THANKS HILLEL KEHILLAH FUNDBERS FOR THEIR SUPPORT:Rothstein M/M Robert COMMUNITY MEM D/M Joshua Lennon M/M Matthew Saltzman Craig Frank Lerer M/M D/M Scott Fretzin R/M Avraham Friedman D/D Benjamin Friedman M/M David Geifman M/M Michael Glass D/D Yosie Goldberger M/M Jeremy Goltz M/M Yechiel Gordon M/M Jordan Grey M/M Pavel Gurevich M/M Alan Halpert M/M Daniel Harris D/M Eli Jacobs M/M Alan Kagan Dr. Jeremy Kahan M/M Guy Kaissar M/M Greg Kalutsky M/M Howard Karesh R/M Phil Karesh M/M Lev Katz M/M Sean Katz M/M Dorron Katzin D/M Daniel Katzman M/M Ari Kellman M/M Uriel Kluk M/M Matthew Koenig M/M Louis Kolom M/M Jacob Kupietzky M/M Daniel Kutliroff D/M Oren Lakser R/M Aaron Leibtag
M/M Avi M/M Ted Levine R/M Mel Lifsics Linzer R/M Menachem M/M Michael London M/D Aaron Marcus D/D David Marmor M/M Robert Matanky M/M David Meiselman g M/M Jeffrey Mendelsber M/M David Miller M/M Glenn Miller M/M Lev Miller Miller R/M Moshe Leib M/M Albert Milstein M/M Erik Moscovitch M/M Isaac Mulla M/M Avi Needle M/M Larry Nudelman D/D Ira Oliff R/M Joseph Ozarowski M/M Harris Perlman M/M Dov Pinchot M/M Edwin Plotkin M/M Jeffrey Pogonitz M/M Paul Quintas M/M Ami Robinson M/M Dov Robinson R/M Seth Rosenberg M/M Elisha Rosenblum M/M Avi Rothner
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M/M Yaakov Samberg M/M Francis Schneider D/M David Schreiber M/M Allen Schwartz M/M Daniel Schwartz M/M Aaron Segal M/M Dov Shandalov D/M Jeffrey Shanes M/M David Shiner M/M Michael Silverstein M/M Thomas Silverstein M/M Sid Singer D/M Steven Singer M/M Daniel Soleymani M/M Alan Sorscher M/M David Strahlberg M/M Raphael Tolub M/M Randy Trubnick R/M Avraham Varnai M/M Daniel Weiss M/M Jonathan Weiss M/M Zev Weissberg M/M David Well M/M Mark Zagorin M/M Michael Zahtz M/M Martin Zimmerman
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households that are already members. The grant sponsors will contribute a 100% matching gift to Arie Crown for the first year of all new monthly gifts or increases, up to $6,000 total. Arie Crown intends to use some of its new funding to help cover the cost of additional security improvements to the school, the majority of which are covered at present by a security grant from the JUF. The generous benefactors at these two schools, Hillel Torah and Arie Crown, have set off a momentum that enhances our community’s sense of unity and tzedakah. Thanks to the participation of families and supporters of the two schools, and to the outstanding executive staff that orchestrates these programs, these matching grant initiatives will have everincreasing benefits for the individual schools, for all of Chicagoland’s Jewish day schools, and for our kehillah as a whole.
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Who cares about community support for Jewish day schools? We all do! You and I and almost 1500 of our friends… and the owners of the following stores. When you shop during Jewish Day School Month, you will see that our community partners have displayed the Kehillah Fund’s banner. This is a reminder of what we know in our hearts: we are all in this together. For the children and for the future.
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As this newsletter goes to press, Arie Crown families are rising to the challenge and joining the two hundred affiliated
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M/M Michael Aberman M/M David Allswang M/M Brad Alter M/M Seth Appel M/M Alberto Attar M/M Ari Bajtner M/M Kenneth Baker D/M Dean Bell M/M Yoni Bellows M/M Hanina Ben-Simon D/M Jeffrey Bernstein M/M Jonathan Blumberg M/M Eitan Borochov R/D Reuven Brand M/M Howard Braun D/M Simeon Chavel D/D Allen Chernoff M/M Kenny Cooper M/D Craig Darlow M/M Doron David M/M Zevi David R/M Dfov Dubovick D/M Daniel Eisenstein R/M Zvi Engel M/M Ari Engelhart M/M Andrew Faibishenko R/M Yitzchak Falk M/M Michael Felix
Now, while the Robinsons are planning the second annual Robinson Matching Grant, generous anonymous donors arose at Arie Crown Hebrew Day School to offer their school community a similar challenge. In cooperation with Arie Crown Executive Director Sam Medow, they have established a matching grant in honor of Rabbi Eli Samber’s tenth year as principal.
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The Kehillah Fund welcomed 24 households affiliated with Hillel Torah who joined as new monthly members through this challenge grant, as well as 18 more that took the opportunity to increase their gifts.
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Kehillah Jewish Education Fund and Hillel Torah, Aviva and Ami established the Robinson Matching Grant, a recurring and inspiring initiative in memory of their grandfather, Mr. Sheldon Robinson, z”l. Through this program, designed in cooperation with
Hillel Torah School Administrator Dov Shandalov and Director of Development Ed Plotkin, they offered to match the first six months of new and increased monthly donations to the Kehillah Fund with an equal gift directly to Hillel Torah. Friends, parents, and staff members of Hillel Torah had one month in which to make their commitments. They did so with great enthusiasm, raising the Kehillah Fund’s total annual support for the schools by over $14,000 and increasing the Fund’s recurring allocations – to Hillel Torah and all of the other schools – by $1,200 each month. The Robinsons also have donated over $7,000 to Hillel Torah as part of this program.
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Our community unites in support of Jewish Education. We salute our 1,452 member households who have committed to contributing regularly in support of our schools. Every donation has a lasting impact.
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THE KEHILLAH FUND IS PROUD TO BE ENDORSED AND SUPPORTED BY THESE ESTEEMED RABBINIC SHUL AND YESHIVA LEADERS. R/M Alan Abramson R/M Meir Benhiyoun R/M Yishaya Benjaminson R/M Samuel Biber R/M Yossi Brackman R/D Reuven Brand R/M Zev Cohen R/M Shlomo Crandall R/M Eliezer Dimarsky R/M Pinchus Eichenstein R/M Yehoshua H. Eichenstein R/M Yehoshua H. Eichenstein
Anonymous M/M David Abell M/M Michael Aberman M/M Sheldon Aberman M/M Zev Aberman M/D Yaakov Abrahamson M/M Joseph Abramchik R/M Schaje Abramovitz D/M Harvey Abramowitz M/M Sidney Abramowitz D/M Ross Abrams M/M Schuyler Abrams R/M Alan Abramson R/M Aron Adler R/M Ezra Adler R/M Shmuel Adler R/M Yehudah Albin R/M Shlomo Alexander M/M Daniel Alkhovsky D/M Michael Allen M/M David Allswang Mr. Elliot Allswang Mrs. Rachel Allswang M/M Brad Alter M/M Brian Altgold Mrs. Esther Altman M/M Danny Altschul M/M Elliot Alvayor M/M Sidney Amdur M/M Jeremy Amster M/M Moshe Amster M/M Boruch Aplebaum M/M Moshe Appel M/M Seth Appel M/M Steven Appel M/M Joseph Applebaum D/D Robert Appleson R/M Eliezer Appleton D/M Shlomo Argamon M/M Ilan Arlin R/M Eliezer Aron M/M David Aronin R/M Dovid J. Aronin M/M Shmuel Aronin D/M Boruch Aronson M/M Moshe David Aryeh M/M Zev Ashkanazy Mrs. Leah Ashman M/M Elisha Atkin M/M Yoel Atkins M/M Akiva Atlas R/M Eli Atlas R/M Shimon Atlas R/M Yosef Atlas M/M Alberto Attar M/M Kenneth Avner Mrs. Shoshana Axler M/M Yossi Azaraf
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M/M David Shiner M/M Archie Shkop M/M Binyomin Shkop R/D Yitzchak Shkop M/M Daniel Shmikler Mr. Shmuel Shottan M/M Josh Shpayher R/M Shabsai Shuchatowitz Mr. Kalman Shurin M/M Ira Shyman M/M David Shyovitz R/M Avrohom Siegal D/M Dovid Siegal Ms. Esther Siegal M/M Irving Siegal M/M Joseph Siegal D/M Michael Siegal M/M Mordy Siegal M/M Nesanel Siegal Ms. Shayna Siegal M/M Charles Siegel M/M Mark Siegel R/M Mayer Silber M/M Wilhelm Silber R/M Yechiel Silber R/M Eli Silberberg R/M Dovid Silverberg M/M Gershon Silverman M/M Richard Silverman M/M Jonathan Silverstein M/M Michael Silverstein M/M Thomas Silverstein R/M Yitzchok Simcha M/M David Simkin D/M Jeremy Simon R/M Shlomo Simon R/M Dov Singer M/M Sid Singer D/M Steven Singer M/M Ronald Sirt M/M Oren Skidelsky Dr. D. Sklar & Ms. C. Reinglass D/D Irving Skolnick Mrs. Melissa Sleeter Mr. Norman Smagley M/M Barry Smith R/M Simcha Smolensky M/M Richard Sobelman R/M Ezzy Sochaczewsky M/M David Sokoloff M/M Daniel Soleymani Mr. Barry Solomon M/M Alan Sorscher Mr. Shimon Sosnow Special Assets Inc. M/M Tuviyah Spector R/M Yirmiyahu Spector Mrs. Chani Spero M/M Josh Spielman M/M Yaacov Spil M/M Levi Staal M/M Israel Starck M/M Shlomo Starck R/M Yehoshua Starr M/M Igor Stavnitser M/M Eli Stefansky D/M Avi Stein M/D Richard Stein Ms. Aliza Steinberg M/M Dov Steinberg M/M Jeffrey Steinberg R/M Moshe Steinberg Ms. Sari Steinberg M/M Shmuel Steinberg M/M Yossi Steinberg M/M Eli Steinhardt M/M Nathan Stelzer R/M Moshe Sterman Mr. Aryeh Stern M/M Joey Stern R/M Levi Stern R/M Meir Stern M/M Sheldon Stern M/M Shlomo Stern M/M Yitzchok Stern M/M Gershon Sternberg M/M Maxim Stesel
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M/M Adam Saltzman M/M Ira Saltzman M/M Matthew Saltzman R/M Eli Samber M/M Martin Samber Mrs. Naomi Samber M/M Yaakov Samberg M/M Leonard Saphire-Bernstein Mrs. Cyrla Sauerhaft R/M Nachman Savin M/M Moshe Schabes R/M Gershon Schaffel M/M Sheldon Schaffel R/M Mayer Schanowitz M/M Scott Schayer M/M Steven Schayer M/M Zvi Schayer M/M David Schechter R/M Menachem Schechter R/M Moshe Schecter Rabbi Binyomin Scheiman R/M Schneur Z. Scheiman R/M Moshe Scheinberg D/M Harvey Schiller R/M Avrohom Schlesinger R/M Moshe Schmelczer M/M Ben Schneider M/M Mendel Schneider M/M Moishe Schneider R/M Dovid Schnell D/M David Schreiber M/M Elie Schreiber M/M Shmuel Schreiber Mrs. Chaya Mushka Schtroks M/M Michael Schultz M/M Michael Schwabacher M/M Allen Schwartz R/M Chaim Shlomo Schwartz M/M Daniel Schwartz R/M Daniel E. Schwartz Mrs. Debbie Schwartz Rabbi Elyakim Schwartz Rabbi Gedaliah Schwartz M/M Jeffrey Schwartz R/M Shlomo Schwartz D/M Velvel Schwartz M/M Joseph Schwimmer R/M Yitzy Schwimmer M/M Aaron Segal R/M Binyomin Segal R/M David Segal M/M Dov Segal M/M David Segall Mr. Robert M Seidenberg R/M Gershon Seif R/M Samuel Seleski R/M Yitzchak Sender M/M Nathan Serlin Ms. Tani Seruya Ms. Yael Seruya M/M Richard Sexner M/M Ari Shabat Mrs. Margie Shabat M/M Nachy Shabat M/M Ronald Shabat Mr. Mark Shainwald R/M Benjamin Shandalov M/M Dov Shandalov D/M Jeffrey Shanes Mrs. Beatrice Shapiro D/M Dov Shapiro M/M Howard Shapiro R/M Meir Shapiro Mrs. Rachel Shapiro M/M Robert Shapiro R/M Shmuel Shapiro M/M Stanley Shapiro M/M Abe Sharp Ms. Justine Shaw M/M Meyer Sheinfeld M/M Stewart Sheinfeld R/M Benzion Shemtov M/M Aryeh Shender M/M Yossi Shenker R/M Chaim Sherman M/M Mayer Sherman D/M Lazer Shicker
KEHILLAH JEWISH EDUCATION FUND 8180 McCormick Blvd Skokie, Illinois 60076
Hundreds of classrooms
All dedicated in honor of
n. pillar of a community, provider
Only through the Kehillah Jewish Education Fund can an individual dedicate a day of learning across the entire city of Chicago and its suburbs to commemorate a yahrzeit, merit a zechus for a loved oneâ€™s refuah, or celebrate a special occasion. Your sponsorship will help support Torah and general studies throughout all of our day schools.
Honor a loved one today and have an impact forever. For questions or to dedicate a day of learning, call Zev Jacobs at (847) 745-1668 or email KehillahFund@gmail.com, subject line: Parnas Hayom
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