Jul 16, 2010
Chabad Schools Running for $500K
Cheder Chabad of Los Angeles faculty meet to discuss strategies for winning the competition

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.


Vote here:
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

Machon Chana

Lubavitch Yeshiva

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

LEC Miami

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.



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Opinions and Comments
1
what about
what about yeshiva academy in worcester?
(7/16/2010 2:41:47 PM)
2
CHARLOTTE JEWISH DAY SCHOOL
CHARLOTTE JEWISH DAY SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(7/16/2010 2:42:25 PM)
3
Charlotte Jewish Day School
Go to www.VoteCJDS.com after logging onto facebook

THANK YOU!
(7/16/2010 2:50:25 PM)
4
what about new haven ct
what about the special needs school in florida
(7/16/2010 2:57:54 PM)
6
Confused
I'm confused. I attended a number of lectures/workshops that discussed all dangers of joining facebook and how we need to ban our children from having accounts (even parents shouldn't have to set an example) yet now those very schools, high schools and mesivtas are promoting people to vote for them. I realize the impact of such a grant but is it worth the price?
(7/16/2010 3:00:11 PM)
7
Canada
Does it include Canadian Schools?
(7/16/2010 3:06:15 PM)
8
Logic
Why dont we decide on 10 school and everyone vote for those. Spreading out all the votes is going to give each school less of a chance. Better have 10 schools win 500,000 then no schools win any. Need to put all the votes in 10 schools!
(7/16/2010 3:06:58 PM)
10
Lubavitch Cheder Detroit
Lubavitch Cheder - Oak Park, MI
http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1389751/cheder-lubavitch
(7/16/2010 3:29:37 PM)
11
Beis Chaya Mushka
(7/16/2010 3:37:52 PM)
(7/16/2010 3:38:16 PM)
15
vote for Torah Day School of Houston!!!!
http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1300311/torah-day-school
(7/16/2010 4:02:45 PM)
16
oholei torah chai
educational instiute oholei torah
www.oholeitorah.com

a major school in the chabad cmmunity
(7/16/2010 4:03:21 PM)
(7/16/2010 4:03:58 PM)
(7/16/2010 4:06:57 PM)
19
maimonides jewish day school of portland oregon
http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1251111/maimonides-jewish-day-school
(7/16/2010 4:32:50 PM)
20
Reply #8
You are totaly right!!
WHY SPREAD THE VOTES AND THEN NOBODY WINS?

VOTE FOR THE FOUR WHO HAVE THE MOST VOTES SO FAR!!

REMEMBER YOU CAN VOTE 5 TIMES PER SCHOOL!

Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School

Silverstein Hebrew Academy - Great Neck, NY

Chabad House Lubavitch Of Palm Beach FL

Charlotte Jewish Day School


(7/16/2010 4:43:26 PM)
21
Maimonides Jewish Day School / Chabad Portland
http://bit.ly/byDvgt
(7/16/2010 4:46:08 PM)
22
Torah Academy of Louisville Kentucky
vote for torah academy of louisville ky please!!!!
(7/16/2010 5:01:46 PM)
(7/16/2010 5:04:14 PM)
24
hebrew acaddemy of long beach???
(7/16/2010 5:16:32 PM)
25
Bnos Chomesh Academy
http://bit.ly/bp0tvK
(7/16/2010 5:16:42 PM)
26
To: confused
Making technology "assur" rarely works. Most people will find that in a modern world they will eventually need the internet. There are many great and ehrlicher Mechanchim who will tell you: Don't assur it, just teach kids to make good choices. Of course you severely restrict access, but for a child to know that his parents helped his school by using facebook is simply teaching him what the Rebbe taught us: Use technology for kedusha.
(7/16/2010 5:21:10 PM)
27
Mrs. Green
Here’s your chance to WIN UP TO 8 iPADS & do a big mitzvah. At no cost to you and it will only take you ONE MINUTE.
This is your chance to help out a chabad day school, the Silverstein Hebrew Academy.
To all of you who have a facebook account please go to this link:
http://bit.ly/cE0bUN

once you go to this page you will need to do the following
1 – Allow Kohl’s Access (they are a legitimate company, so it is OK)
2 – Press the “like” button for “Like Kohl’s”
3 – Press the button “Cast your vote” and put in the school’s name: Silverstein Hebrew Academy (Zip: 11021)
4 – Press the “cast your vote” button 5 times, as you can vote for the school 5 times.
5 – Once you have done steps 1 through 5, please email us at vote@votesha.com with your facebook name and email address – once I confirm that you did indeed vote 5 times, you will be entered into a raffle to win an IPAD. We will be drawing this raffle every week for 8 weeks, so you have 8 chances to win!! Those are high odds!! Make sure to vote now so you can qualify for all 8 weeks.
By voting you GET A MITZVAH, HELP A CHABAD SCHOOL, GET INTO A RAFFLE FOR AN IPAD…8 TIMES!! And all this …. And it only takes u 1 minute to vote.
Please do the right thing. Vote today. Tell your friends and family to vote too.
Any questions? Email us at info@votesha.com



(7/16/2010 5:36:26 PM)
28
DINA
i checked all the chabad schools....looks like SILVERSTEIN HEBREW ACADEMY has the most votes so far.
(7/16/2010 5:38:08 PM)
29
TO # 8 & 20 !!!
SOME NON JEWISH SCHOOLS HAVE A LOT MORE THAN THE CHABAD SCHOOLS - IT IS A BIG KIDDUSH HASHEM IF A CHABAD SCHOOL WINS...WE MUST BACK THE CHABAD SCHOOLS THAT HAVE THE BEST CHANCES OF WINNING...THOSE WHO HAVE THE MOST VOTES...AND WE SHOULDNT WAIT TOO LONG TO DECIDE...CAUSE THEN EVERYONE'S VOTES WILL BE USED UP ON SCHOOLS THAT DIDNT HAVE A CHANCE!! CHAVAL!!
WHICH CHABAD SCHOOL IS IN THE LEAD? I WANT TO GIVE THEM MY VOTES!
(7/16/2010 5:40:35 PM)
30
hello
cant there be more achdus.

Everyone PLEASE VOTE FOR THE SCHOOLS WITH THE MOST VOTES]

Silverstein HEbrew Academy has the most...

Charlotte Jewish Day School

Chabad House Lubavitch Of Palm Beach FL

Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School
(7/16/2010 5:43:49 PM)
31
Logic #2
Once again. What is the point of everyone posting all of their school to vote for? Spreading all the votes is going to leave everyone with to little votes to win. Pick 10 schools and have everyone vote for them. Is there a point of having 100 schools with 100 votes and have no chance of winning? Take those 10,000 votes and put them into 10 school and now there is a realistic chance that a few Chabad school will win. Just think about it.
(7/16/2010 5:44:09 PM)
32
LOGIC!
Cheder Menachem Los Angeles already has 1,300 Votes. Why not everyone vote for them and have them win. Spreading the votes around 100 school is going to leave 100 schools with 100 votes (NO WINNERS). Why not vote for 10 schools with 10,000 votes and have a few winners?
(7/16/2010 5:56:20 PM)
33
choose 4 schools
we need to decide four schools and everyone votes for them. the schools should decide together that whichever schools win will devide the money evenly to all the chabad schools otherwise none of the chabad schools will win since each person can only vote for four schools. i hope someone will get their act together and organize it
(7/16/2010 6:02:01 PM)
34
friends of lubavitch -lec in miami
WE ALSO HAVE ALOT OF VOTES BUT NOONE WILL WIN IF WE DONT ALL PUT OUR VOTES AROUND THE SAME FOUR
http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1395551/friends-of-lubavitch-lec
(7/16/2010 6:13:44 PM)
35
South Florida Jewish Academy/South Florida Academy of Learning
This is the only Chabad special Needs School
http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1109401/south-florida-academy-of-learning
(7/16/2010 6:15:12 PM)
36
Reply to confused # 6
If they win 1/2 million due to Facebook they will still be against Facebook!
Because although the internet & Facebook have the power to do a lot of good such as helping a school with 1/2 a million dollars, the Internet & Facebook also have the power to do a lot of bad & harm.

They choose the easy way out saying nobody should use facebook because it can compromise on your chassidishkeit, but they failed to pay attention to the fact that just about everybody already has facebook & it is just not something that you will be able to stop!

By being extra strict people will just get very sneaky. It is a better idea to show & direct people in the right way to use the internet & facebook.

Please Vote for both BRES & BRHS.
(7/16/2010 6:28:24 PM)
37
Las Vegas
Desert Torah Academy Day School in Las Vegas, NV.
www.deserttorahacademy.org
(7/16/2010 6:43:41 PM)
38
South Florida Academy of Learning
You forgot this very special school. It is a special needs school run by shluchim Rabbi Yossi and Baila Gansburg. It is an amazing school and this money could do wonders for them. Please vote for this very special school.

http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1109401/south-florida-academy-of-learning
(7/16/2010 7:04:55 PM)
39
Tafasta meruba!
too many schools are trying. there should be only and they should split the money. this way noone will win, mark my words
(7/16/2010 7:09:36 PM)
40
annoying
I have no problem voting for schools, in fact I voted for my alma maters and a few other schools that got to me first. but I am begging the people who run the campaigns... pls dont message us a million times.. we already voted... its a major turn off....
(7/16/2010 7:36:44 PM)
41
BMS
Bnos Menachem School, Crown Heights
(7/16/2010 7:51:10 PM)
42
If you want to vote for a leader try Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles
Great school with many shluchims children

http://bit.ly/cbdUKB
(7/16/2010 7:58:21 PM)
43
go LA!
vote for LA
(7/16/2010 8:44:31 PM)
(7/17/2010 10:49:18 PM)
46
CJDS
CJDS we love you for all the things you do!!!!!!!!!!
(7/17/2010 11:41:41 PM)
49
to number25
Which non jewish schools have the most votes?
(7/18/2010 12:39:42 AM)
50
Hebrew Academy, Margate, Florida
Hebrew Academy Community School of Margate, Florida

http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1103401/hebrew-academy-community-school
(7/18/2010 12:45:53 AM)
51
to #32 annoying
THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO ANNOY U BY MESSAGING U .... I CAN IMAGINE FOR MANY CHABAD SHLUCHIM THIS IS A "LIFE AND ..... " OF THEIR SCHOOL....500k IS WHAT THEY WORK FOR....FOR YEARS TO HELP JEWISH EDUCATION SURVIVE...SO U GOT A FEW MORE MSG'S THAN U WANTED? MUST U REALLY GET ANNOYED OVER THAT? WHAT IS TRULY ANNOYING IS SHLUCHIM WHO HAVE TO GIVE OF THEIR OWN MONEY TO KEEP THEIR SCHOOLS ALIVE, ITS PROBABLY ANNOYING FOR THEM NOT TO HAVE NIGHTS AND DAYS AS THEY WORRY HOW THEY WILL SURVIVE...GET OF URSELF...AND DONT LET UR SELF GET ANNOYED OVER WHAT IS CLAERLY SOMETHING PETTY. U'LL LIVE AL LOT HAPPIER LIFE.
(7/18/2010 12:55:59 AM)
52
friends of lubavitch
friends of lubavich, miami
(7/18/2010 1:30:57 AM)
53
Cheder Chabad of Monsey belongs on the top 10 list
Cheder Chabad of Monsey belongs on the 10 list
(7/18/2010 1:46:38 AM)
54
IMPORTANT!!
Supoort Yeshivas Achei Tmimim in Boston - also known as the New England Hebrew Academy. It's my alma mater and it's a great school, growing and serving the needs of many Shluchim and other community people in Boston, and run by the most dedicated Shluchim to the Rebbe that I know!! Everyone PLEASE vote for them -and as many others as you can vote for!! Every Lubavitch Mosad, run by dedicated Shluchim, who make so much sacrifice (and have so little personal money) deserves this break! Let's make it happen!!!!!!!!!
(7/18/2010 2:02:33 AM)
55
To # 51
Actually, what is more annoying than hundreds of messages (which you can filter, ignore or just set up your email to automatically delete) is someone that types in uppercase only. Who are you yelling at, and why?
(7/18/2010 4:00:54 AM)
56
To #42
Vote for schools with many Anash kids. Or don't they count?!
(7/18/2010 12:19:38 PM)
57
vote SHA!!- WIN AN IPAD
go to votesha.com for directions on how to enter into a raffle for a free ipad!
(7/18/2010 12:33:08 PM)
58
vote for Silverstien!!
Vote for Silverstien Hebrew Academy in Great Neck!!
(7/18/2010 12:34:16 PM)
59
Win-Win
How about if each 5 schools go under the name for one school (so we only have 4 "title" schools in the running), and whichever school wins will split the pot with the other 4 schools running with it, each school getting 85 (approx) each. that way everybody gets a part, and everyone wins.
(7/18/2010 12:47:13 PM)
60
BAIS MENACHEM OF SANFRANCISCO
In a small town in california theres a school called baismenachem yeshiva day school its really an outstanding school the owner really works his hardest to make that school possible please vote for bais menachem of sanfrancisco!!!!!!!
(7/18/2010 1:24:54 PM)
61
to #55
UPPERCASE IS JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT UR MSG IS SEEN.........U DONT NEED TO TRANSLATE IT AS YELLING. BUT DO WHAT U WANT....SOME PPL WILL ALWAYS FIND WHAT TO COMPLAIN ABT....
(7/18/2010 1:51:08 PM)
62
To: Logic
It's a great idea in theory, but the fact is that everybody wants to vote for the school they favor most. And why would any school want to back out? Think of it this way: Like this, every school that's on there has a chance. It might be just a smidgen of a chance, but it's a chance.
(7/18/2010 4:32:15 PM)
(7/18/2010 10:44:35 PM)
64
Hebrew Academy H.B.
Please include on the list Hebrew Academy Chabad of Huntington Beach . Thank you.
(7/19/2010 2:52:06 PM)
65
CHEDER MENACHEM LOS ANGELES
THis school has a high chance of winning and many shluchim all over CALIFORNIA and on the WEST COAST send their sons here. YOU CAN HELP MANY MANY children by giving 5 votes!!
(7/20/2010 3:50:37 PM)
66
Vote Silverstein Hebrew Academy - Great Neck!
They are in the lead now, so your vote is a great investment, and they will be raffling off 8 IPADs to those who vote for them. And they are a Chabad moisad! Instructions are on votesha.com

-Boruch S W -
(7/21/2010 9:45:30 AM)
67
cheder chabad of monsey
helps shluchim all over the tri-state area!
vote 5 times for cheder chabad of monsey
(7/21/2010 3:23:08 PM)
69
jewish school of the arts
can you please add a chabad school in palm beach florida, Jewish School of the arts
http://apps.facebook.com/KohlsCares/school/1361851/jewish-school-of-the-arts
(7/28/2010 9:28:57 PM)
70
VOTE SPARTANBURG CHARTER SCHOOL
Please help us out. We need your help too.
(8/4/2010 8:45:16 AM)
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