Boston – June 7, 2012: Dr. Miriam Adelson and Sheldon G. Adelson today announced three gifts totaling $6 million from the Adelson Family Foundation to institutions representing Greater Boston’s Jewish community:

  • Hebrew SeniorLife will receive $3 million to complete its $100 million campaign. The program will support HSL’s volunteer programming across its network of care.
  • Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, which creates opportunities for Jewish children with special educational needs to engage meaningfully in Jewish learning, will receive $2 million. Part of the gift will be structured as a challenge grant to encourage others to support Gateways. Gateways partners with Jewish schools across all denominations throughout Greater Boston, providing both direct services and professional development that foster inclusivity. The organization also provides its own programs of formal and informal Jewish education, including a Sunday school and b’nei mitzvah preparation, specifically designed for students with special needs.
  • Chelsea Jewish Foundation will receive $1 million to support its specialized residences for patients with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) and multiple sclerosis (MS) at the Leonard Florence Center for Living. In addition to this latest grant, the Adelsons previously contributed $5 million for this project.