Teachers and school children — Precious jewels of our community
Midrash Rabbah, Song of Songs
At Tehiyah, our commitment to the children extends beyond the classroom. As we lead them on their journey through the wonderful world of learning, they grow intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. Our students develop a strong sense of community and responsibility, based on Jewish values and traditions. Our graduates grow up to be self-reliant and compassionate adults who take pride in their identity.
Just as we expect the commitment and involvement of our students, we invite our parents, grandparents, staff, and friends of Tehiyah to become committed and supportive members of our school community. Tehiyah offers many opportunities to make a difference by getting involved through volunteering and by giving to mission-critical funds. Our community’s involvement is a statement about our commitment to Tehiyah and its efforts to educate our children and prepare them to be our future leaders.
Tehiyah offers several forms of giving. Annual contributions to The Tehiyah Fund provide direct funding for educational initiatives that tuition alone does not cover. Participating in Tehiyah’s Endowment Funds or our Naming Campaign helps ensure Tehiyah’s future.
The Tehiyah Parents Organization offers a wide array of opportunities to volunteer your time and talents.
On behalf of our current and future students, thank you for supporting Tehiyah!
Annual contributions to the Tehiyah Fund provide direct funding for educational initiatives that tuition alone does not cover. The Tehiyah Fund is a family of funds that allows our supporters to match their personal philanthropic preferences to Tehiyah’s needs and see their donation dollars used in a way that is meaningful to them.
Endowment funds are our savings accounts where the capital is invested and only the interest is withdrawn for specific initiatives. Adding to our endowment funds helps increase our annual investment income and builds savings for the future. Tehiyah has two Endowment Funds that are administered through the Jewish Community Foundation of the Greater East Bay.
Starting in the fall of 2007, Tehiyah offers a range of exciting naming opportunities. This campaign not only gives families the chance to invest in Tehiyah’s future with substantial gifts, but also to provide a lasting memory or dedication to the community by having a room, a fund, or a program named after a loved one. For more information, please contact our development office: 233.3013 ext. 114.
Register up to six credit cards, debit cards, ATM cards, Chevron cards and Safeway Club cards and every time you use the card at participating merchants such as Andronico’s, Safeway, Chevron, Cody’s Books, Whole Foods, Payless Shoes, Eddie Bauer, and Big O Tires (check www.escrip.com for a complete list), Tehiyah can earn between 2-16% of the purchase amount. There are no fees for registering, changing or adding new cards.
Tehiyah supporters can utilize the following link to make sure Tehiyah gets credit for all of their purchases:
You can use this direct link to escrip
Go to www.kidskippot.com and order a unique kippah. You can choose your size, style, and fabric. Tehiyah will earn 20% on each sale. Make sure to put in our school ID “Tehiyah” at the very bottom on the page where you put in your payment information, under the section that says Order Comments / Group ID / Special Instructions.
Advanced Home Energy
Thanks to a generous offer from Richmond-based Advanced Home Energy, winner of 2010's "Best of the Baylist" in the Green Building category (and co-owned by the uncle of a Tehiyah student), members of the Tehiyah community have the opportunity to improve their homes' energy efficiency and reduce Tehiyah's environmental impact at the same time - all for a reduced price. During the months of November and December, if you sign up for a $200 energy audit with AHE, $100 of the price you pay will be donated to Tehiyah to fund energy-efficiency projects and other green improvements. During 2011, the audit price will revert to be based on a house size. AHE will continue giving half back, which means donations to Tehiyah could be bigger than $100 !
Solar City has established a “Tehiyah Community Program” whereby each staff member, parent or alumnus who goes solar with Solar City generates a $400 referral for Tehiyah Day School (this is for a residence). If a Tehiyah community member owns a business and installs a commercial system with us the referral fee is $1,000 to Tehiyah. It is absolutely critical that if an individual is interested in a proposal for their home or business they either contact Alex Podolsky | Commercial Solar Consultant | SolarCity | T: 510.421.2981 | F: 510.594.6815 | email@example.com | www.solarcity.com directly or call SolarCity 888-765-2489 and specify that they are part of the Tehiyah referral program. This will enable us to do the proper tracking.
As a way to target the problem of lost belongings and a large lost and found collection, Tehiyah is proud to introduce its latest fundraiser with Mabel's Labels. The company offers a variety of labels that are colorful, indestructible, easy-to-use, and fun! Their selection includes: iron-ons, stickies, bag tags, allergy alert labels, and more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, or initials. Cool icons help even little ones identify their own belongings. The products are dishwasher, microwave, laundry, and kid tested! They are shipped within 24 hours after your purchase is made online. Visit www.tehiyah.mabel.ca to place your order and help Tehiyah’s fundraiser!
Simply select a merchant or merchant category, or click on one of our featured merchant logos and start shopping! It’s that simple! With every purchase you make at one of our online merchants, Tehiyah receives a contribution up to 36% at no additional cost to you. Start earning contributions for your school through your everyday shopping!
To register, go online at https://www.onecause.com/signup or call 1-888-200-2088.
We've discovered a terrific way to raise funds for our school. It's super easy, and all you have to do is use your Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card. Tehiyah will receive a percentage of the amount of each purchase in the form of an annual check from Target through the Take Charge of Education® program. When you use your Target card, you personally get 5% off your purchase. To designate our school, just visit target.com/tcoe, or call 1-800-316-6142. Grandparents, alumni, neighbors and friends can take part, too. Find out how much money our school has already received at target.com/tcoe.
World of Good
World of Good sells unique gifts, housewares and accessories that are handmade by artisan cooperatives around the world. This fair trade company, which was co-founded by Tehiyah alumnus David Guendelman, is committed to paying a fair wage, providing safe working conditions, building long-term trade relationships, and engaging in environmentally sustainable practices. World of Good will give 8% back to Tehiyah, if you buy their products through this link, http://www.worldofgood.com/catalog/index.php?ref=67.
Barton’s Passover Candy
Buy your kosher candy for Passover during Tehiyah Parents Organization’s January school sale. The school receives 40% of the price of each candy order.
Shabbat Shalom Weekly Challah Deliveries
Families who sign up for this program receive a fresh Grand Bakery challah delivered to their child’s cubby nearly every Friday with a portion of the sale proceeds going to the school.
Apparel with Tehiyah’s student-designed artwork and logo are available all year for purchase. Fill out an order form at the school office.
Bagel Lunch Program
Once per month, children registered for this program will receive a bag lunch filled with bagel and cream cheese, granola bar, fruit roll-up, juice or natural soda. Proceeds go towards the Middle School for tz’dakah projects and special activities.
Several merchants support Tehiyah by donating a percentage of your purchase to the school. Be sure to tell them that you are a member of the Tehiyah community and would like to support Tehiyah with your purchase - and tell your friends and extended family too! Please see Neighbor to Neighbor for a list of participating businesses.