B’NAI MITZVAH FUND 2020-2021
In 1998, Wende Weinberg, z”l, established a philanthropic fund at Solomon Schechter Academy with the purpose of teaching about charitable giving and decision-making. Students chose to forego Bar/Bat Mitzvah gifts between classmates in favor of a charitable donation to the fund, with the aim of helping us remember others as we celebrate our simchas. Parents and friends made donations to the fund over the course of their middle school years. At the end of the eighth grade year, they made decisions as to how to disburse the money. This year, the 8th grade class has decided to donate its 2021 B’nai Mitzvah funds, after sponsoring a garden for Levine’s science program, to the Friends of the IDF and the Sadie Keller Foundation. THE CLASS OF 2021 RAISED OVER $3,000.00 THROUGH THE MITZVAH FUND TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
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