Reaching Out to Alumni, RIETS Launches Elef L’Mateh Fundraising Campaign

Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) has launched a fundraising campaign called Elef L’Mateh, appealing to rabbinic alumni to make an annual gift of $1,000 to the school in an effort to raise $1 million to help support the institution and its programs. The brainchild of Rabbi Meir Goldwicht, the Joel and Maria Finkle Visiting Israeli Rosh Yeshiva, who gave the first donation, the campaign hopes to reach a goal of $360,000 by the upcoming Chag HaSemicha ceremony, which will be held on March 23, 2014.

“As one of the country’s only institutions of higher learning that does not charge tuition, we want to galvanize our 2,200 living alumni to give back to their alma mater,” said Rabbi Menachem Penner, acting dean of RIETS. Read the rest of this entry…

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