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Chabad at UVa: The Next Generation

Wonderful Friends of Chabad at UVa,

The miraculous outpouring of financial support and advocacy over the past 10 years from all of you – students and your parents, alumni and your parents, UVa faculty, Charlottesville community members and beyond, businesses and foundations – has brought us to the point that we are literally bursting at the seams in the current Chabad House. What an exciting challenge to have to overcome! To be able to continue meeting the needs of our ever-growing population of those we serve, MR. GEORGE ROHR made a $500,000 matching challenge grant to help us build a brand new Chabad House. PLUS we received another $150,000 matching challenge grant from an anonymous donor.

We’re already almost halfway to our $1.4 million goal! And we’re counting on all of you to help us the rest of the way with a generous donation to our capital campaign …while keeping the challah and chicken soup flowing with your annual operating gifts.

Who knew just a few years into our time in Charlottesville we’d meet MICHAL DUVDEVANI, an Israeli UVa student who threw herself into catapulting the nascent Chabad at UVa into a period of explosive growth and popularity?

Who knew the first year we moved to Charlottesville, with $20,000 in pledges from10 families…that five years later we’d have $110,000 and 200 families…and less than five years later we’d receive a challenge grant of $50,000 from MARK a”h & BARBARA FRIED that catapulted our donations to $190,000 and almost 300 loyal supporters?!

Who knew…. we’d go from one weekly class and one Shabbat Dinner a month to: four weekly classes…a weekly gourmet on-grounds lunch…weekly visits to patients at UVa Medical Centeer and surrounding nursing homes…eight one-on-one study partners…a monthly lox and bagel minyan…a women’s group…and a myriad of holiday programs, community service projects, dating events, young professional gatherings, counseling, hosting world renowned lecturers, midnight breakfasts, social BBQ’s…and more?!

Building an adequate space to accommodate all the programs that benefit and are loved by the people we serve will be a testament to all of you whose ongoing generosity continues to make our mission possible in the 21st century.

Please join us now in our efforts to build a better Home Away from Home where everyone feels comfortable and welcome!

With abiding gratitude,

 

Rabbi Shlomo & Channa

Co-directors

 

 A FAMILY FULL OF DAYENUS (it would have been enough)

 

Seven years ago the Gordon/Saunders Family entered the life of our Chabad House, and what a spectacular relationship it’s been—full of Dayenus!

ø Having their two UVa students, RANDI & SYDNEY be active in Chabad House. DAYENU!

ø Enjoying a supportive relationship with parents of students that benefit from Chabad is a dream—but enjoying an extended family that steps forward to be the first to commit to helping build the new Chabad House, in loving memory of their beloved wife, mother, and grandmother Janet- who was insistent that they support Chabad House at UVa in her memory. DAYENU!

ø Not only are they supporting the new Chabad House—but they realized we still need sponsors for Shabbat Meals during the year and have committed to underwriting those, as well. DAYENU!

ø Not only are they helping with Shabbat for the next school year, but they encourage others to give, too. DAYENU!

Thank you LYNN & STEVEN SAUNDERS and DANIEL & JANET a”h GORDON & MARK GORDON

 

 

TODAH RABA TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR

CAPTIAL CAMPAIGN PLEDGES AND GIFTS…

 

GEORGE & PAMELA ROHR for being the catalysts for this capital campaign with a beyond generous $500,000 challenge grant…the couple wishing to remain ANONYMOUS who donated an additional $150,000 challenge matching grant…SUSAN, PAUL & YAAKOV COHEN for $50,000…an ANONYMOUS donor for $25,0000…THE GORDON/SAUNDERS FAMILY for $20,000 to dedicate the foyer and ark in loving memory of Janet Gordon a”h…and ROBERT SPECKMAN & SUSAN SNYDER for $5,000 for the first of 20 bookshelves.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS AND APPRECIATION TO THE FOLLOWING

FOR THEIR ONGOING ADVICE AND GUIDANCE AND/OR

HELPING US MAKE NEW CONNECTIONS…

 

ROB CAPON…JAN CHASE…BARBARA FRIED…PATRICIA KLUGE & BILL MOSES…and CAROL SILVERMAN JOHNSON.

 

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HERE’S HOW TO MAKE YOUR DONATION OR PLEDGE

Online click here--designate BUILDING FUND in additional information

Please send checks to :

Chabad House atUVa 2014 Lewis Mtn Road Charlottesville,VA 22903 

 To set up an appointment with the Rabbi please call 434.409.1709 or email chabadofuva@earthlink.net 

More information on dedication opportunities and budget will be posted shortly. 

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