God’s presence resides in the generosity of people. Just as the Israelites brought their offerings in the spirit of nedivut lev, gifts from the heart, Andrea and Ken Saffir have always led with their hearts. In turn, Torah, God’s presence and the Jewish people have thrived in our own mishkan of RZJHS.
We are honored to announce a major multi-year commitment by the Saffirs of $7.5 million dollars, in conjunction with a similar major gift to Solomon Schechter Day School – gifts they hope will inspire others to follow their lead and support these vital institutions. The gift will be used over the next twenty years to ensure that RZJHS meets the financial needs of our families and continues to fulfill our mission of creating “a culture of academic excellence that inspires and prepares our students to think critically, achieve their full potential, and live Judaism as responsible and involved citizens in the modern world.” Andrea and Ken are generous supporters of our Chicago Jewish community and were assisted in making this gift through the JUF Center for Jewish Philanthropy.
When asked why they have chosen to increase their support of the school, Andy and Ken responded: