A total of $15 million in gifts from two exceptionally generous donors which will result in a dramatic and groundbreaking reduction in tuitions for TanenbaumCHAT students from nearly $28,000 to $18,500 includes the consolidation of the school’s northern campus at the Kimel Family Education Centre with the Wilmington Avenue branch.
These gifts, secured by UJA Federation as a key component of its strategic plan – the affordability of Jewish education – coupled with TanenbaumCHAT committing to find efficiencies and additional fundraising, will provide the largest tuition cut in the history of Jewish education. It is aimed at retaining families who are currently leaving the Jewish day school system because of cost.
A decade ago, the vision for the Kimel Family Education Centre was to support, enhance and facilitate Jewish education in York Region, and that mandate continues today and into the future.
The Kimel Family Education Centre will continue to thrive as a vibrant hub for Jewish education, housing other schools and educational programs including The Leo Baeck Day School, Neshamah and Beit Rayim supplementary schools, P.J. Plus and The Jack and Pat Kay Day Centre Camp.
The Kimel Family stated:
“We are both so pleased and proud to know that, while TanenbaumCHAT on Wilmington Avenue will be strengthened by the consolidation of both campuses, the building on the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus that bears our family name, will continue to do what it has always done, and that is to be the home to an exciting and eclectic array of Jewish educational options under one roof. This is an exciting time for Jewish education in the GTA, and to know that the Kimel Family Education Centre will continue to play a pivotal role in educating our next generation of leaders is tremendously gratifying to us.”