Grandparent Giving Circle

We are excited to announce the launch of a new pilot program for NSHA grandparents —
a Grandparents Giving Circle, and we want you to be a part of it!

What is a Giving Circle?

A giving circle is a group of people who pool their charitable donations and decide together where to allocate their money. That’s all there is to it!

Through this initiative, grandparents will come together, hear from educators, administrators and lay leaders, and with the information gathered from these NSHA ambassadors, will collectively decide on where the Giving Circle funds should be allocated within NSHA.

We know grandparents can be great contributors in thought and in tzedakah. A Giving Circle will provide invaluable insight into the school and be a wonderful social way to give and feel connected to your grandchildren.

What drives the Grandparent Giving Circle discussions and decisions?

Our giving circle will be based on our shared connection to NSHA – we will spend time together, learn about each other’s values and interests, and decide on a unique mission for our Grandparent Giving Circle. Together, each member can have a greater impact on the school than anyone could have on their own. Our new Grandparent Giving Circle will discuss the Jewish values that are most important to the participants – the group will hear about how those values come to life at NSHA. As a result of the meetings and the information gathered from the various NSHA presenters, the group will then decide where the Grandparent Giving Circle contributions should be invested at NSHA.

How does it work, what qualifications do I need to become a member, and what’s the schedule for meeting with school representatives?

  • Suggested minimum contribution: $250
  • Qualifications: You must be a grandparent of a current NSHA student. We hope to have a minimum of ten and a maximum of twenty-five participants.
  • Meeting Schedule: We will meet three times this year; each session will be one hour with the first 30 minutes dedicated to a speaker from the school and the next 30 minutes discussion within the group. Our first meeting we will meet with Rabbi Dr. Jeff Kobrin, Head of School at NSHA to hear about school priorities, the educational philosophy and the greatest needs for funding, as well as taking a tour of the building.

Meetings will be scheduled in January, March and May. During the final meeting of the GGC in May the group will vote on the allocation of the giving circle funds.

We look forward to your participation in this Giving Circle. If you are interested in joining, please call 516-487-8687 x 136 or reach out via email at

Let us know if you have any questions, and if you can think of anyone else who might want to be part of this exciting new initiative please ask them to come along!

With great excitement on this new venture!



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