Leo Baeck Funds
You can support The Leo Baeck Day School by supporting one of the following funds:
About the Leo Baeck Funds
The Alumni Fund supports Leo Baeck students, through curriculum enhancements and financial assistance.
The Arts Fund provides our students with enhanced opportunities in the Arts.
The Athletics Fund supports our students with enhanced opportunities in Athletics, such as expanded participation in SSAF (Small School Athletics Foundation) activities, providing outside coaching expertise to support a broader range of athletic activities, as well as providing outside experts to support the Physical Education curriculum. All of these opportunities enrich the lives of our students.
The Building Fund is a funding initiative used for capital enhancements and improvements for both of our campuses. In the past, with the help of generous donors to this fund we have built a state of the art campus in Thornhill -- the Dan Family Campus, expanded to create a separate wing for our middle school at that campus -- and have continually upgraded and refurbished our South Campus as we prepare for the redevelopment of that site.
The Faculty Fund is a new funding initiative in honour of Leo Baeck's teachers, administrators and other faculty members. At the end of each school year, a small committee representing the faculty from both campuses will decide, along with input from the faculty, how the money collected in this fund will be allocated within the school. A donation to this fund is not only a way to honour the faculty and make a difference at the school, but also enables the faculty, in turn, to show their support for the school.
Gail Debow Family Education Program
A program generously supported by the Debow Family that provides family education programs and activities for Leo Baeck students and their families.
Israel Links & Judaic Programming
A funding initiative that will allow for further development of our Israel programming especially our relationship with: the Reform kibbutzim, Lotan and Yahel, in the Eilat/Elot region in Israel, our twin schools, Maale Shacharut and Harei Eilat and with The Leo Baeck High School in Haifa's Lokei Institute. It will also include creative and innovative Judaic studies programming such as an Artist in Residence program in Judaic Arts.
Leo Baeck's Grade 8 students will participate in an educational trip to Israel. This fund will provide financial assistance for this trip to those families who require it so everyone will be able to partake in this important learning experience.
Jan Lapedus Curriculum Enhancement
The Jan Lapedus Curriculum Enhancement Fund is a special fund named in honour of Jan Lapedus, our former North Campus Principal. Jan gave 28 years of dedicated service to The Leo Baeck Day School as a teacher and Principal. This fund will enable the school to explore new initiatives within and beyond our regular programming.
The Library Fund is a funding initiative that is used to purchase books and other resource materials for our school libraries (located at each of our campuses). It is also used to fund special library programs and projects for our students.
The Leo Baeck Siddurim, Senior and Junior Editions, were created as the ideal tool for transmitting Jewish practice and meaning through the power of prayer. Produced with the help of community members and a team from The Leo Baeck Day School, our Siddur is published in two volumes, for Grades 5-8, Senior Edition, and for Grades 1-4, Junior Edition, and will be gifted to each student. They are beautifully illustrated bound Siddurim reflecting the educational and religious beliefs taught to our children. We hope they will become a treasure for students and families alike in their lifelong quest for meaningful Jewish practice.
The New South Campus
The New South Campus Fund is a funding initiative to be used for our New South Campus Project, the relocation of our South campus to Arlington Middle School, an exciting new chapter in Leo Baeck's history. Click here to learn more about the New South Campus campaign.
The Technology Fund is a funding initiative that will allow the school to implement its technology plan over the next several years. The plan includes: purchasing SMART Boards for every classroom, SMART Tables for the early grades, upgrading present laptops and replenishing the "roaming labs" for students.
A fund to support our students in Tikkun Olam, tzedakah and social justice projects throughout the year including visits to seniors' homes, workshops for student leaders on how to inspire their classmates, guest speakers, etc.
The Tuition Assistance Fund is a funding initiative that provides tuition assistance to families that require it, in order to provide them with the opportunity of having a Reform Jewish day school education for their children.
The Trip Assistance Fund is a funding initiative that provides trip assistance to families that require it, in order to ensure all of our students have access to our field trips.
Zita Gardner Special Initiatives
The Zita Gardner Special Initiatives Fund is a special fund named in honour of our former Director, Zita Gardner. Under her 12 years of leadership, The Leo Baeck Day School emerged as a major force for liberal Jewish education, growing from 300 to 875 students at two campuses. This fund supports specific projects outside of operations -- new initiatives, capital improvements, curriculum development and review, scholarships and other special initiatives.
(Class of '08)