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During this year’s 8 day Chai Challenge, we celebrate “Y” your support brings light to Yavneh.

We’ll celebrate together throughout the week, with the goal of all families making a meaningful donation to the Annual Campaign by December 7th. This will get us to 100% participation and we will be able to receive a generous match from the Wolff family of $200,000!

Day 1 • Sunday, 11/28

Match to Your Flame

Your support helps get us closer to 100% family participation, unlocking our generous $200,000 match from the Wolff family!

Day 2 • Monday, 11/29

Brighten the Light

Your support enables Yavneh to attract and retain exceptional educators who inspire and guide our students each day.

All School T’fillah & Chanukah Candle Lighting @ 8:30 am
Parents Invited to Zoom in!

Day 3 • Tuesday, 11/30

Glowing Together

Your support helps bolster our thriving community. Attend an all-school Kabbalat Shabbat on a Friday afternoon to feel the special warmth of our Yavneh community, as students come together in song with parents and teachers. In an area where many live far from extended family members, the Yavneh community serves as a home away from home.

All School Chanukah Candle Lighting @ 8:45 am
Parents Invited to Zoom in!

Yavneh Chanukah Candle Lighting @ 5:30 pm
Led by Jamie & Lior
All Yavneh Family and Community Members Invited to Zoom in!

Day 4 • Wednesday, 12/1

Ignite From Within

Your support enables our enrichment programs: PE, Art, STEAM, and Music. Taught in tandem with the classroom curriculum, our unique approach to specialist classes is designed to ignite the heart and inspire the mind through relevant and meaningful learning experiences.

Torah Service & Chanukah Candle Lighting @ 8:45 am
Parents Invited to Zoom in!

Day 5 • Thursday, 12/2

Fueling the Blaze

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Yavneh! Your support is needed now more than ever to help ensure ANOTHER 40 years of academic excellence rooted in Jewish tradition, where each child is celebrated and challenged.

Torah Service & Chanukah Candle Lighting @ 8:30 am
Parents Invited to Zoom in!

Community Candle Lighting at the Pruneyard @ 4:30 pm
Kitah Dalet and Kitah Hay Musical Performances
More info

Day 6 • Friday, 12/3

Lights Burning Bright

Your support gives our students the unique, dual-language Hebrew immersion curriculum for which Yavneh is known. Students develop their cognitive skills, boost their communication skills, and become more culturally aware, while strengthening their self-perception, and embracing their identity in relevant, purposeful, and real-world ways. They become more invested and motivated to achieve academically while learning a new language at the same time.

Kabbalat Shabbat Candle Lighting @ 2:15 pm
Parents Invited to Zoom in!

Day 7 • Sunday, 12/5

Each Candle Shines

Your support provides students with rich experiential learning experiences, such as field trips, journeys, and interest-based projects. Integrating different approaches and teaching modalities ensures that every child succeeds across the spectrum of subjects.

Menorahs & Miracles at the Children’s Discovery Museum
Kitah Gimel Musical Performance @ 1:30 pm
More info and Tickets

Day 8 • Monday, 12/6

Sharing the Warmth

Yavneh is committed to providing critical financial aid for those families who otherwise would not be able to benefit from a Yavneh education. This year, we have given more than $1.1 million in tuition assistance to ensure that a Yavneh education is available to all families. We rely on the support of our community to continue providing these scholarships.

Welcome, Yavneh Families and Supporters! Thank you for visiting the 2021 Chai Challenge giving page. This year, we celebrate Yavneh’s 40th anniversary and your support is crucial, now more than ever. We hope you’ll consider stretching your giving a little further this year to help ensure ANOTHER 40 years of excellent programming, where each child is celebrated and challenged.

This year, the Wolff family has offered to match up to $200,000 of donations received if we reach 100% parent participation. Please consider a gift of $180 or more to help us reach this year’s goal.

Help us reach 100% participation now!

*Have you considered making your donation monthly?
*Did you know your company might offer a match to your donation?
*Yavneh also accepts stock donations and checks

We are thankful for the support and generosity of our community. Remember, every gift counts towards 100% participation. If you have any questions or need assistance please reach out to Lisa Lemke, Director of Development, or Nurit Ambrose, Chair of Development Committee.