Associated Beth Rivkah Schools is launching its very first crowdfunding campaign, with the aim of fundraising one million dollars in under 24 hours.
A group of donors have agreed to match all funds received at a four to one ratio; every dollar donated will be quadrupled, granted that the campaign goal is met by Friday at 12 noon EST. Contributions can be made at charidy.com/millionforbr.
The campaign’s matchers include Mr. Shaya Boymelgreen, Rabbi Yitzchak Raitport, Mr. Joseph Kazarnovsky, Mr. Zalman Fellig, Mr. Yerachmeal Jacobson, Mr. Jacob Lacob Laine, and Mr. Jaim Lapidus, Mr. Shmuel Kopfstien.
Beth Rivkah was founded in 1941 by the Frierdiker Rebbe. At the time, Jewish day schools in America catered exclusively to boys, so starting a day school for Jewish girls was truly revolutionary.
From the onset of the school’s founding, the Lubavitcher Rebbe has given special attention to Beth Rivkah in all of its aspects; from the small details of the curriculum, to the treatment of every student as an individual.
One of the policies instituted by the Rebbe was that no student would ever be denied a Jewish education due to their family’s background or inability to pay tuition. This has always presented a challenge to those responsible for covering the operating budget, which exceeds $14 million dollars annually.
All funds raised in the campaign will be used directly for paying teachers’ salaries. Distribution of funds will be overseen by the school’s new board-in-formation, which includes Rabbi Eliezer Shemtov, Rabbi Moshe Pinson, Mr. Yerachmeal Jacobson, Mr. Kasriel Shemtov, Mr. Dovid Sputz, Mr. Dovid Junik, and Mr. Itchik Orimland.