Bentzion Groner

Jewish Schools Shop For Retailer’s Cash

Competition fierce for Kohl’s department store’s $10 million in grants.

08/11/2010
Staff Writer

 For Charlotte Jewish Day School, $500,000 could mean complete overhaul of school-wide technology, construction of a brand-new playground, or redevelopment of its individualized curriculum for 110 students.

“Jewish day school education, especially in cities where you’re the only Jewish day school, isn’t always on the front burner,” said Mariashi Groner, founder and director of the elementary school. With an extra half a million dollars, “We would be seen as a force to contend with,” she said.

Students at Silverstein Hebrew Academy of Great Neck, above, are among the top contenders for Kohl's $500,000 prize
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