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Dear Parents,

We have some very exciting events happening at The Hebrew Academy, which have been sponsored by our PTA, and we want to make sure nobody misses out on the opportunity to participate.  Here is a list of the fun activities  and the sign up dates:

Challah Fundraiser:

Starting on Friday, February 17th, your child can bring home challah for your Shabbos table from Zaddie’s Bakery.  If you are interested, please complete the attached form. The sign up deadline is Friday, February 10th so that we can start placing orders.  Zaddie’s challahs are also sold at Wesley Kosher, if you would like the opportunity to sample them. See attached flyer for details.

PTA Family Dinner:

On Sunday, February 26th, a delicious dinner will be served in the Shul of The Hebrew Academy, and fun entertainment will be provided for the children.  Sign up deadline is Friday, February 10th. The cost for this wonderful event is $18.00 for the entire family.  Gifts will be raffled off. See attached flyer for details.

If you would be interested in sponsoring the dinner, please let us know.   Also, we are looking for volunteers to help set up and clean up after the dinner.  If you are available, please contact Mrs. Vaspol at 845-634-0951.


Your child brought home a brochure which contains a variety of coupons for supermarkets, entertainment, clothing, etc.  Payment of $25.00 or return of the book is due on Friday, February 10th.

Mishloach Manot:

Attached you will find a letter explaining the Mishloach Manot greeting gifts.  Please send in your check for $36.00 by Friday, February 24th to participate in this mitzvah.

Your support  in the PTA program is greatly needed,  as our PTA sponsors many functions/items within the school – i.e. Rosh Chodesh treats, holiday treats, school activities, supplies etc.

Thank you.

Mrs. Rose Baum,
President of the PTA

Support The Hebrew Academy through our Tribute Cards. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, births, memorials or to acknowledge special achievements. You can purchase Tribute cards by emailing us at by clicking here or by calling the School Office at 845-634-0951. Your tribute will be sent immediately.

Tribute Cards are available at three levels:

  • Hebrew Academy Blue Tribute is available for contributions of $5 - $17.
  • Silver Tribute is available for contributions of $18 - $35.
  • Gold Tribute is available for contributions $36 or greater.

*Packaged Tributes also are available:

  • Hebrew Academy Blue - 6 for $36.
  • Silver - 10 for $180.
  • Gold - 10 for $360.

Online Giving & Pledges

Make your gift to The Hebrew Academy online, with Visa or MasterCard.

Making a gift to The Hebrew Academy via the Internet is safe, fast and easy. With our secure server, all data on this form is safely and securely submitted online. If, however, you would like to make a donation by check, transferable securities or to receive additional information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 845-634-0951.

Volunteering at The Hebrew Academy

Parent volunteers are a vital resource for The Hebrew Academy, and as a volunteer, you'll have an opportunity to spend time meeting other parents, learning more about how things work at your child’s school and enriching the lives of our students.

Any help that you can give increases the quality of life at The Hebrew Academy. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Mrs. Simi Safier at ssafierThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 845-634-0951 x 109.

Thank you for your support!

Invest in Your Child's Future: Close the Gap

The Hebrew Academy Annual Fund was established to help close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating a child at The Hebrew Academy. This next year, The Hebrew Academy’s annual operating budget will be nearly $1,200,000, with tuition income providing just 70% of the budget. The actual "gap" between tuition and the real cost of a Hebrew Academy education for the school year 2021-2022 is about $2,000 for each student. The annual support from parents and friends of the school is critical to closing our gap.

The Annual Fund supports the school as a whole and benefits each and every student, helping to meet the immediate needs for essential areas, such as financial aid, library books and systems, lab equipment, and support for the recruitment, recognition and retention of our outstanding faculty.

We encourage every family to participate in The Hebrew Academy Annual Fund each year at whatever level is comfortable. For some that is $1,800, for some it is $18. At The Hebrew Academy, we strive for 100% parent participation. We also ask you to check with the company for whom you work to see if they will match your gift, thereby increasing its value. All Annual Fund contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Take part in the Annual Fund today by contacting Rabbi Kotlarsky at 845-634-0951 x 102,  or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Giving | Gifts of Cash | Credit Cards | Pledges | Matching Gifts from Employers | Gifts-in-Kind | Appreciated Stock or Securities | Planned Gifts | Real Estate | Life Insurance | Bequests 

In addition to Online Giving, there are many other giving options, each with different potential tax benefits. Gifts may be tailored to express the donor’s interests and financial situation.

Online Giving:

Make your gift to the The Hebrew Academy online with Visa or MasterCard. Making a gift to The Hebrew Academy via the Internet is safe, fast and easy. With our secure server all data on this form is safely and securely submitted online.

Gifts of Cash:

Most donors find that a personal check is the easiest way to make a gift. These donations are fully tax-deductible and have an immediate impact upon the program for which the funds are allocated. Checks should be made payable to "The Hebrew Academy" and mailed to The Hebrew Academy, 315 N. Main Street, New City, NY, 10956

Credit Cards and Pledges:

Another immediate way for donors to contribute is through a credit card gift. These gifts can be made by calling the School Office at 845-634-0951 or completing our online pledge form with the appropriate information. The Hebrew Academy accepts Visa or MasterCard. Remember airline miles!! To offset the cost of credit card payments we ask that you consider adding 2% to your gift.

Matching Gifts from Employers:

Double your gift! Many employers offer a matching gift program to encourage employees, retirees and their family members support of nonprofit organizations. Specific details about your matching gift program can be obtained through the Human Resource office at your work place.


Donations of technology, equipment, furniture and other items relevant to our educational program and in good condition are welcome. The donor, through appraisal or record of purchase, determines gift value. If the in-kind gift is of direct and immediate use to The Hebrew Academy in fulfilling its mission (such as new computer equipment for instructional use); a donor may deduct the full fair market value.

Appreciated Stocks or Securities:

In giving securities to The Hebrew Academy that have increased in value since you bought them, not only can you take the current market price as a tax deduction, you owe no income tax or capital gains tax on the increase. This is an excellent time to take advantage of large increases in your securities holdings. Some donors have stocks that have appreciated over time and would rather donate these than cash to the school. These gifts are unique in that the donor can take a federal tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the stock, regardless of how much the donor paid for the stock. No capital gains taxes apply. For more information please call Rabbi Kotlarsky at 845-634-0951.

Gifts of appreciated stocks or mutual fund shares provide immediate support to the school. Donors may realize substantial tax savings by transferring appreciated stock or securities to the school prior to the sale. Capital gains on the amount of appreciation may be avoided, and the donors receive a tax deduction based on the fair market value of the stock or property at the time of the gift.

Planned Gifts:

A number of planned gift vehicles exist for donors to make gifts to a charity over time. Some of these include gifts of life insurance, bequests, remainder trusts and other annuities. Many unique and beneficial tax advantages can be gained through these gifts. Please contact Rabbi Kotlarsky at 845-634-0951. Planned giving allows almost any individual to provide a gift to The Hebrew Academy while carrying out his or her own financial goals. Through planned giving, donors may find that they are able to make a more generous gift to The Hebrew Academy while receiving financial benefits such as increased current income, tax savings, avoidance of capital gains tax, and reduced estate settlement costs.

Real Estate:

Gifts of real estate including personal residences, vacation homes, commercial properties, farms, and unimproved land may provide exceptional tax benefits for the donors while providing support for the school. Similar to the situation with appreciated stock and securities, if the ownership of the unencumbered real estate is transferred to The Hebrew Academy prior to its sale, the donors will likely avoid the capital gains tax associated with that appreciation.

Life Insurance:

A major gift to The Hebrew Academy may be funded with a new or old life insurance policy at a relatively small cost. There are many ways in which life insurance policies can be used to make a contribution, all of which provide tax deductions and may enable donors to make a larger gift than otherwise possible.


A valid, updated will is the cornerstone of an effective estate plan, and a bequest is a provision in your will to make a gift to the future of The Hebrew Academy. Please notify the school if you have already included, or plan to include the school in your estate plans. Planned giving, wills, trusts or retirement plans, can be an advantage both to you and to The Hebrew Academy by securing your future and the future of the school as well.

Thank you for considering a gift to The Hebrew Academy! Every gift made to our school is tax-deductible. As you consider your year-end tax planning, we hope you will consider The Hebrew Academy. Your year-end gift can significantly reduce your income taxes, while providing meaningful support for us.

Support Our Tradition of Excellence

With your gift to The Hebrew Academy, you allow today's students to see the world in a new way. You allow them to learn from teachers who never stop pursuing knowledge, you strengthen our tuition assistance programs, you allow us to attract and retain dedicated and highly qualified faculty members, and you help renew our facilities and campus, so students and teachers can do their best work.

Thank you for being part of this critically important effort.

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