18FOR18 is a community-wide fundraiser powered by חי (Hai) pledges and YOU!

חי pledge is an 18 day commitment to do something that embodies the spirit of Schechter in your daily life. A pledge can be physical, spiritual, social, or educational in nature and can be done as a student (Gan 3’s through 8th grade), alumnus, parent, family, or class. Have fun and be creative!

Ideas to get you startedMore ideas can be found on the 18FOR18 pledge example form.

  • For my 18FOR18, I pledge to do 18 minutes of exercise a day for 18 days to help raise $18 for SSDS.
  • For my 18FOR18, I pledge to try a new food every day for the next 18 days to raise $360 for my school.
  • For our 18FOR18, we pledge do a mitzvah a day for 18 days in hopes of raising $1,800 for SSDS.

When is it? Tuesday, October 30 through Friday, November 16.

Signing up…It’s easy! Schechter parents will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your personal fundraising page. Pick your חי pledge and set your goal (we suggest setting a goal that is meaningful to you using increments of Hai, i.e. $180, $540, $1,800, $3,600). Share your page with family and friends through email and social media. Why would someone outside our school support Schechter? Because they want to support YOU!

Short on time? No worries! Consider contributing to a friend’s page or our general page at www.firstgiving.com/ssds/18FOR18-2017.

Don’t forget! The goal for 18FOR18 is participation. There is no minimum donation and every gift helps make a difference.

Questions? Ask Michelle Weinraub, Director of Institutional Advancement, at mweinraub@ssdsbergen.org or Alyssa Wolf, Development Assistant, at awolf@ssdsbergen.org.