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San Diego Hebrew Day School produces quality Jewish leaders!

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Thank you for supporting San Diego Hebrew Day.  We value your partnership to ensure that future generations of Jewish children will become leaders on their college campuses and in their communities.

Your contribution allows us to continue providing outstanding secular and Judaic programs and educate our Jewish leaders of the future.

Thank you for your commitment to Jewish education in San Diego!

Send checks to:

SSDHDS
Attn: Joyce Arovas, Director, Annual Campaign
3630 Afton Road
San Diego, CA 92123

For more information, please email Joyce Arovas,  jarovas@ssdhds.org, or call 858-279-3300, ext. 107.


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View the 2020-2021 Donor Impact Report below.

Your gift makes a Hebrew Day education accessible.


San Diego Hebrew Day is Community 


Students learn together, play together, think together, grow together, side by side. They forge lifelong friendships, and they learn to be collaborative and empathetic.

San Diego Hebrew Day is Diverse


Families come every corner of San Diego County, speak many different languages at home, represent the spectrum of Jewish religious identities, and come from varied socioeconomic backgrounds. Our students benefit from the diversity of our Jewish community and learn to treat all people with dignity and respect.

San Diego Hebrew Day is the Jewish Future


Dedicated to quality secular academics, Hebrew Day instills Jewish pride, and develops Torah values through text-based study so that students develop a personal connection to the Jewish people and the Land of Israel.

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Opportunities for Giving 

With many programs and initiatives to choose from, you have the ability to align your personal philanthropic interests with your support of Hebrew Day. Whether its curriculum or program based, scholarships, or unrestricted support, our goal is to connect our supporters with fulfilling giving opportunities.

Annual Fund

San Diego Hebrew Day School’s Annual Fund provides the critical resources needed to fulfill our Mission each and every year. Your gift to the Annual Fund allows us to enhance our educational programs and curriculum, our facilities, and helps us provide financial assistance to those in need.

Directed Giving

In addition to the supporting our Annual Fund, which provides funding for our most crucial areas, Hebrew Day also offers the ability to designate your gift toward a specific cause or program:
 
Educational Technology Upgrades
Faculty Professional Development
Faculty Retirement Fund
Rabbinic Faculty
Science Program
Student Scholarships
 

Legacy Gifts

Legacy gifts ensure the financial strength of San Diego Hebrew Day School for future generations of learners. 

 Charlene Seidel My middle school years at Hebrew Day continue to impact my professional leadership in significant ways. I learned to ask the right questions, to always welcome the stranger, and to become strongly connected to Israel and the Jewish people.
 

Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President, Leichtag Foundation
Hebrew Day Class of 1992 

Annual Funding Needs

Annual Fund income closes the gap between tuition and expenses and enriches the education of every student. The approximate gap between tuition and the real cost of a Hebrew Day education is $4,000 per student.

Donations to the Annual Fund provide:

 Tuition Assistance for families who would not otherwise be able to afford a Day School education.
State-of-the-art Technology in every classroom
Meaningful Professional Development for educators
An unrivaled K-12 Science Program

Annual giving ensures that Hebrew Day can maintain its 59-year reputation of providing an exceptional educational experience. 

Each student’s education is financed by tuition and annual giving support. Because of our unparalleled commitment to ensure all families who want to enroll at Hebrew Day can do so – regardless of their ability to pay – we depend on significant philanthropic support to make our high-quality educational experience accessible. 

Because of our commitment to serving the entire Jewish Community, at Hebrew Day, nearly 70% of families receive some type of tuition assistance. According to a recent UCLA study, on average, independent schools across the country provide financial assistance to 25% of their student body.

While we are proud to make our engaging Torah-based education accessible for so many students, our commitment to equity means we must secure significant private funding to support annual operations.

Each year, approximately 20% of Hebrew Day’s operating budget comes from private philanthropy. It is your support that makes the Hebrew Day experience distinctive for every child.