As you know, I’ve addressed the concept of agreeing to disagree. Along those lines, my topic today is something I know we will all agree on. We all want what is best for the children of this school. Am I right? We’re 100% in agreement? As parents, families, educators and Jews, our goals for our children include: to provide an excellent general and Judaic education, so our children will have the opportunity to attend the colleges of their choice, and to raise literate and proud Jews who will grow to be the exceptional adults we know they can be. Are we still on the same page? Great.
- What if I told you that you could help the children in our community achieve these goals instantly?
- What if I told you that you could help promote the core values of AJA instantly?
- What if I told you that this would be at NO COST to you, and you could even make money in some cases?
(I have a feeling your response would be…”sign me up!”)
As you all know, I'm new to Georgia and I'm absolutely astounded at the free money that the State of Georgia has made available for private schools. It's called the ALEF Fund. For those of you unclear about how it works, let me tell you what I have learned.
You contribute to the ALEF Fund and it results in free money to AJA for scholarships to children who couldn’t otherwise afford tuition. Any Georgia taxpayer can participate, designating AJA as the recipient, in exchange for a tax credit on their state income taxes. That designated amount becomes a scholarship for a student to attend AJA. You are basically redirecting your Georgia tax liability to support an AJA education.
I’ve learned that if you speak from the heart, words will be received by other people’s hearts.
From my heart, I humbly ask you - I implore you - register now for the ALEF Fund. Also from my heart, I profusely thank those of you (listed below) who have already registered.
I am requesting 100% participation from our AJA Community.
In my eyes, the only reasons we wouldn’t reach that level are:
1- Procrastination. The Talmud tells us to: "sell your wares while the sand is still on your feet" i.e. there’s no time like the present. Let’s just agree to take procrastination off the table as an excuse.
Let’s partner and get this done. Contributions from the ALEF Fund will continue to make a significant impact on the number of students who can benefit from a Jewish education here at AJA. How can you NOT participate?
If this plea isn’t resonating with you, maybe this will? The overall goal from the AJA Community, faculty and parents is $1.1 million. If/when we hit that number, the word on the street is that there will be an AJA Community party with a dunk tank to "Dunk The Head Of School".
Between helping the children and dunking me in a dunk tank...I see this as a no brainer. Agreed?
From the heart, please register today and make a difference for children in our community.