Kehillah = Community

(A whole can be so much more then the sum of its parts)

The Kehillah Jewish Education Fund is dedicated to Jewish children’s education and ensuring the continuity and growth of the Jewish day schools across Chicago-land together with generous donors like you. We implement secure communal funding systems which give donors the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and support Jewish education into the future.

An education is a basic need of every child.The general public recognizes that society is enriched and grows from a well-informed and educated citizen and therefore funds public school education through communal taxes. Similarly, our Jewish community needs well-informed both general and Jewishly educated children. Our Jewish community’s future is dependent on a superb Jewish and secular education that produces proud, knowledgeable leaders for the next generation.

Today, over 3,000 children are educated in eleven local day-schools. These children need you to give so they can receive the educational resources, rich programming, and comprehensive student services that allow them to grow into independent, knowledgeable, self actualized teens and adults. The Kehillah Jewish Education Fund calls upon all of the Chicago-land Jewish community and beyond to join in day-school support. Our desire to ‘Unite the Community’ is based upon the Torah principle of communal responsibility, the age-old model of a central Kehillah (community) Fund. The Kehillah system is an effective and efficient system that ensures that your funding reaches all the day-schools every month with a simple, single sign-up and pledge.

When you open your hearts and pockets everyone wins and the blessings shine down doubly for you.

Unite with your Community Today

Here are just a few examples of how your Jewish community children benefit from your generosity and partnership:

  • Scholarships
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programming
  • Resource room materials and services
  • Museum partnership programs
  • Teacher peer mentoring
  • Smaller class sizes for optimal learning
  • Updated curriculum in general and Judaic studies
  • Art, Music, and Gym classes
  • Good middos (character traits), morals and values
  • Learning programs
  • Computers, Smart boards, Chrome books

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