Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last Chance for Cheder Matching Grant

Dear Anash,

We are pleased to report that the A&D and Y&R Matching Grant that was launched a few weeks ago has raised $60,460 in donations which generates $95,870 in matching funds. The total amount of donations and matching funds equals $156,330 to date!

This is amazing and we wish to thank all who have contributed. However, this is not enough! To keep the Cheder a viable school we need to raise more, and time is running out.

We are asking you, the members of Anash, to please do two things right now:

1. Send the attached letter (also posted at the bottom of this email so you can cut & paste it) to your family and friends - it is a plea to help the Cheder and contribute to the Matching Grant. Thank you for participating in this easy way and helping the Cheder!

2. Consider making a donation from $100 through $999, if you haven't already. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar and the full amount donated to the Cheder. Better yet, donate $1,000 and the Cheder will receive $3,000! The Matching Grant goes through December 31st - so please take advantage of this great opportunity!

You can contribute via credit card by calling Cheder Chabad at 845-356-1213 extension 4 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm.

Or simply mail a check to:

Cheder Chabad of Monsey
P.O. Box 1164
Monsey, New York 10952

Date your check December 31, 2010 to get a 2010 tax deduction.

Thank you for your efforts and your support.

Yisroel Schulman
President, Cheder Chabad of Monsey

The letter can be downloaded by clicking here and sent to family and friends or you can cut and paste it below and send it out.

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By the Grace of G-d

As we rapidly approach the end of the 2010 tax year, we are writing to ask you to support Cheder Chabad of Monsey, an institution that educates more than three hundred Jewish children from pre-K through eighth grade.

Cheder Chabad of Monsey is founded upon the principles of Torah as seen through a Chassidic lens. Truly there is no other school like the Cheder in Monsey! Our strength lies in our connection to the Lubavitcher Rebbe and his profound insights into Torah and Jewish life. There is no other school in Monsey that embraces the use of computers and technology in the classroom to teach the most complex Rashis and Tosfos. Cheder Chabad does so because it wants to guarantee the mastery of the texts by each child, not just the top echelon of the class. Our beloved leader, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, taught that each child is precious and unique - and that we must strive to educate each and every child, no matter what.

While we are immensely proud of our educational environment and the solid learning that takes place in our classrooms, we face a staggering deficit and a litany of unpaid bills. We have cut our budget to the bare bones over the past six months to stay afloat, and, even so, we face a daunting task to catch up and stay current on the salaries owed to our devoted Rebbeim, teachers, and staff, as well as overhead and other operating expenses.

The number of children enrolled in Cheder Chabad is increasing every month as young families move into the community. In a number of years all of our classes will boast of 20 or more students, as those are the numbers in our lower grades. Until that time, we struggle to keep going with our upper grade classes having numbers of 10 to 15 students. These numbers fall short of generating sufficient funds to pay for the educational expenses of the class . . . and that is where you come in!

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Would you please help us out with a year-end tax-deductible donation to Cheder Chabad of Monsey? As one program to raise funds we recently launched the Avraham & Devorah Hayman & Yisroel & Rivkah Schulman Matching Fund. For every amount you donate to the Matching Fund between now and December 31st, between $100 and $999, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar and the full amount donated to Cheder Chabad. For every amount you donate from $1,000 up to and including $2,000, your donation will be matched two dollars for every one dollar. For example, if you donate $100, Cheder Chabad will receive an additional $100 from the Matching Fund; if you donate $1,000, Cheder Chabad will receive $3,000; if you donate $2,000, Cheder Chabad will receive $6,000 ($4,000 of the $6,000 from the Matching Fund).

All of your donations are fully tax-deductible due to our long-time status as a bona fide 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Simply date your check December 31, 2010 or earlier and mail it to us to get a tax deduction for 2010. Or you can call us with your credit card number on or before December 31, 2010.

You can contribute via credit card by calling Cheder Chabad at 845 356-1213 extension 4 between the hours of 9 am and 5:30 pm.

Or simply mail a check to:

Cheder Chabad of Monsey
P.O. Box 1164
Monsey, New York 10952

You will receive a letter from Cheder Chabad acknowledging your generous donation.

We thank you immensely for your support and would like to take this opportunity to bless you with all the blessings from aleph to tav. May your deeds of goodness and kindness be repaid many times over by the one who never forgets to repay . . .

With gratitude,

THE CHEDER CHABAD FAMILY

If you've already joined our matching grant campaign, we thank you and ask you to please consider sending this letter to family and friends to gain further support for Cheder Chabad of Monsey. One of them may be looking for a worthy tax-deductible recipient at this very moment!

Zumba Cancelled for Tonight

Due to the recent snowstorm, Zumba classes scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, at Cheder Chabad Girls is cancelled. Classes will resume next Tuesday, January 4, at 8:00 PM.