Jewish Schools Top Kohl's Cares

Jewish schools are topping the list in the 'Kohl’s Cares' competition for community funding through the Facebook Internet social networking site.

Chana Ya'ar, | updated: 18:59

Children in school
Children in school
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Jewish schools are topping the list in the Kohl’s Cares competition for community funding that is being circulated through the Facebook Internet social networking site.

So far, 12 of the top 20 slots have gone to Jewish schools from around the United States, and eight of those are affiliated with the Chabad-Lubavitch Chassidic movement.

Currently in first place is the New York-based Silverstein Hebrew Academy, located in Great Neck, Long Island.

The competition, conducted by Kohl’s department stores, began July 7 and will continue until September 3. The top 20 schools that win the most votes will each win a grand prize of $500,000, for a total of $10 million.  

In order to be eligible to receive a donation, each school must have at least one formal submission of an idea on how the institution might use the funds.

The contest is open to public and private schools across the United States. To vote, participants must access the site through the Kohl’s Cares for Kids Giveback Contest tab on the Kohl’s Facebook fan page. Ideas for use of the funds can also be submitted along with the vote.

One must have a Facebook account and be a fan of Kohl’s in order to vote in the competition.





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