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New Bonus Goal $125,000

Wow! We hit our goal, we can reach even higher! Thanks to an additional donor we have activated a bonus round and every donation will now be doubled! That means your donations will be doubled until we hit $125,000!!

Ora Academy

Celebrate with Ora!

Celebrate with Ora!

Ora Academy is an all-encompassing educational resource for Jewish women located in Rochester, NY.  Ora's innovative educational programs and curricula directly impact hundreds of women each year.



Founded in 1996, Ora's divisions include: Ora Academy, Ora-lite, Ora Alumnae, Ora Chessed, Ora Big Sisters, Ora Shabbaton, Ora Special Programming, and much, much more.  Ora services hundreds of members of our community and beyond each year, particularly our women.


  • Ora Academy – premier high school for young Jewish women

  • Ora-lite – engaging educational programming, connecting Jewish teenage girls with their proud heritage

  • Ora Alumnae – keeping the Ora connection alive with shiurim, individual counsel, dedicated website and special events for alumnae

  • Ora Chessed/Community Service – giving back to the youth and seniors of our community

  • Ora Big Sisters – peer mentoring program with Derech HaTorah and Hillel School

  • Ora Shabbaton – dozens of girls from across the northeast US and Canada join Ora for a memorable Shabbos weekend each year

  • Ora Special Programming – community classes, lectures, weekly Parsha Insights, events, productions, concerts

If you would like to earmark your donation for a specific program or project, you may do so by indicating in the comments section (after clicking on the “Donate Now” link above).

Thank you to our generous matchers who have made this campaign possible: 


* Dorothy and Ed Lebowitz *


* Ora Alumnae and Families *

Sarah (Ganchrow) and Jonathan Drory (Ora Class of 2008)

DD Klein (Ora Class of 2004)

David and Anne Merzel

Jeff and Lyn Springut

Ora Family


* Ora Friends *

Gertrude Wynar Fund for Jewish Education at Rochester Area Community Foundation

Dr. Sholom and Emily Chilungu

Chaim and Chaya Diskind

A dedicated group of dear friends of Ora


Original Goal $120,000 USD
New Bonus Goal $125,000 USD
96% Complete
4% Complete 104%
This campaign completed successfully on
Thu, December 21, 2017 8 PM (EST)

230 Donors Effective Donation

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