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Yavneh Students Learn Art of Philanthropy

The Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation, through their annual essay contest, seeks to encourage young people to treasure their Jewish heritage, reflect on their Jewish values and better understand Judaism’s contribution to civilization and culture. The Kapluns were refugees from Nazi persecution and dedicated their lives to a variety of philanthropic causes.

On Sunday, November 10, eight Yavneh Academy eighth grade students, who were finalists in the contest, met with other finalists to learn the art of philanthropy. Led by Danielle Segal, senior program manager of the Jewish Teen Funders Network, students were guided through discussion of tzedeka, values and goals. The goals were met. The young adults read through 18 grant proposals and by the end of the afternoon, by consensus, determined how to award $5,000. Many thanks to David Connerty-Marin and Eva Seligson Mor for designing this unique opportunity.

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