RAJE Benefits From Generosity of Billionaire Stewart Rahr
RAJE (Russian American Jewish Experience) was founded in 2006 to address the Jewish communal and educational needs of young Russian American Jews. RAJE provides a full spectrum of programming to meet the communal and educational needs of Russian American Jewish college students and young professionals. The RAJE center & the RAJEon Alumni association is continuously buzzing with the energy of new students, inspired learners and community activists. Behind the doors is a professional and volunteer staff dedicated to creating an open environment that encourages people at all levels to explore their Jewish identity and find their own place within the community.
The center, located on Ocean Parkway and Neptune Avenue in Brighton Beach was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. While significant funds are still needed, philanthropic billionaire Stewart Rahr was the first major donor with a $50,000 gift to help the center. Rahr is a Queens native and self-made billionaire.
Known as the largest individual Make-A-Wish donor in the world, the generosity of Stewart Rahr helped the RAJE organization start to recover. As he has said: “The devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy is awful and I am pleased to be blessed to help some of the people who have been harmed by Hurricane Sandy.” Rahr is a generous donor to many non-profit organizations.
Board members of RAJE include Edward Mermelstein, Ron Hirsch, Eugene Schneur, Ronn Torossian, Michael Lieberman and others.
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