$8 million donated for children attending Jewish day schools

Religion and BeliefHarry and Jeanette Weinberg FoundationBowie

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation announced that they will donate $8 million over five years to provide scholarships to children attending Jewish day schools in the Baltimore area.

The Associated, which has pledged $3 million, is already giving $2.1 million a year from its annual campaign. The Weinberg Foundation will give $5 million.

"We recognize the sacrifice Jewish parents make each day to help ensure that their children get the strongest Jewish education they can provide for them. We thank these parents for giving their children the tools, knowledge, and passion to lead our community in the future and we are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them as investors in their children," Marc B. Terrill, president of the Associated, said in a statement.

The grants go to 10 schools educating 4,400 students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

liz.bowie@baltsun.com

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