Jul 16, 2010
Chabad Schools Running for $500K
Kohl's Department store has announced it is donating $500,000 to 20 schools each. Shluchim are asking the Chabad community to help with votes.
Kohl's Department store has announced it is donating $500,000 to 20 schools each for a total of $10 million.
Any school can enter to win the prize, with voting being done on Facebook. Dozens of Chabad schools have entered and are vying for the top prize of half a million dollars.
In a recent Facebook competition from Chase, a total of 17 Chabad organizations won $20,000 each.
Each of the organizations campaigned extensively on the internet and with email campaigns, and were successful in racking up enough votes to make it to the top 250.
For the Kohl's contest, with the stakes higher as the prize is $500,000, many schools are conducting meetings with board members, faculty and volunteers to discuss strategies to get the word out.
At a meeting Thursday at Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles, principal Rabbi Menachem M. Greenbaum exchanged ideas with Rabbi Yossi Mintz and Rabbi Michy Ravnoy, both of whom recently conducted successful campaigns to win $20,000 in the Chase contest.
For many Chabad schools located in small and remote communities, the money would make a huge difference. Shluchim are reaching out to the Chabad community worldwide to ask for their votes.
"Being a small and the only Jewish school in a non-wealthy community this would help us beyond words," said Rabbi Yossi Wilhelm of Knoxville, Tennessee.
You may vote 20 times, up to 5 votes per school
Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School
Silverstein Hebrew Academy - Great Neck, NY
Bais Rivkah elementary - Crown Heights
Cheder Menachem Los Angeles
Torah Day School - Houston, Texas
Bais Chana Chabad High School
Maimonides Hebrew Day School - Albany, NY
The Academy - Milwaukee, WI
Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School - Chicago
Lubavitch Girls High school - Chicago, Illinois
Lubavitch Mesivta - Chicago
Lubavitch Cheder Day School - Saint Paul, Minnesota
Cheder Lubavitch - Morristown, New Jersey
Bais Chana Chabad - Los Angeles, CA
Chabad Hebrew Academy - San Diego, CA
Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad, - Los Angeles, CA
Chabad House Lubavitch Of Palm Beach FL
Chabad Academy Of Science & The Humanities - Port Washington, NY
Cheder Chabad Philadelphia - Fort Washington, PA
Chai Preschool - Poway, CA
Charlotte Jewish Day School
Lubavitch Cheder - Detroit, MI
Yeshiva Achei Temimim
Beis Chaya Mushka - Crown Heights
Achei Temimim - Boston, MA
Maimonides Jewish Day School - Portland
Bnos Chomesh Academy - Brooklyn, NY
Yeshiva Academy - Worcester, MA
South Florida Jewish Academy/South Florida Academy of Learning
Hebrew Academy Community School - Margate, Florida
Southern CT Hebrew Academy - New Haven, CT
If you would like your school included in this list, post a link and school name in the comments section.