Sunday, May 08, 2011

Jewish Schools, Community Centers Win $250K in Chase Contest 

Chabad-Lubavitch affiliated institutions represent 10 percent of 100 finalists in the first round of this year’s Chase Community Giving competition. Thanks to voting on the program’s Facebook page, each of the organizations stands to receive a $25,000 grant.

In addition to Hillel Academy of Milwaukee, Wis., which is run by Chabad-Lubavitch emissary B. Devorah Shmotkin, American Friends of Lubavitch in Washington, D.C., Chabad of Argentina Relief Appeal, Chabad House of Connecticut in Hartford, Oholei Yosef Yitzchak Lubavitch of Michigan, New Haven Hebrew day School, Cheder Chabad of Monsey, N.Y., Conejo Jewish Day School, Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl, Russian Jewish Community Center in Hollywood, Calif., and the Sonia and Max Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck, N.Y., will now compete against 90 other organizations for another round of grants, including a grand prize of $500,000.

Voting in the second round begins May 19.

Following its inception in 2009, the Chase contest has already awarded $10 million to 300 small and local charities, including a significant number of Chabad schools and community centers.

“It is very gratifying to see that the work of our community organization is supported by the wider community,” said Rabbi Moshe Bryski, of Chabad of the Conejo in Agoura Hills, Calif. “We sincerely appreciate the effort Chase has put in to sponsor this program again, showcasing their devotion to the many local charities around the country.”


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