Is it Charity or Responsibility?
Hebrew has no word equivalent to charity. Charity comes from the Latin word meaning “love.” In Hebrew we speak of tzedakah, which comes from the word meaning “justice” or “righteousness.” In Jewish tradition, giving is not just an act of love or kindness but rather a responsibility.
Giving to a Jewish day school is not an act of charity. It is the recognition of our joint responsibility to ensure the future of Jewish life. Giving to the Adelson Educational Campus (AEC) means recognizing and appreciating what AEC means to your children and your community.
Private schools cannot exist on the revenue from tuition alone. Like virtually every other private educational institution, we are dependent on the generosity of our parents, grandparents, and other members of the community.
If you have children or grandchildren at the AEC, we invite you to join others in fulfilling the precept of tzedakah by assuming responsibility for the school that educates those you love. If you are a member of the Las Vegas Jewish community, we invite you to join us in supporting one of the most vibrant and critical institutions of Jewish life in our city.
What is so critical about AEC?
The Talmud provided the explanation more than 1500 years ago:
אין העולם מתקים אלא בשביל הבל תינוקות של בית רבן
“The world only exists because of the innocent breath of schoolchildren.”
(Talmud Shabbat 119b)
What exactly does that mean?
It means that the continued existence of our world and its culture depends on the education of our children. For Las Vegas it means that the school children at AEC are the future leaders of our city. And for the Jewish community, it means that the existence of our people and our heritage requires that we educate the younger generation.
Your contribution to AEC enables the school’s mission to provide an Education for Life. One that inspires a lifelong love of learning, academic self-confidence, unequivocal Jewish values, a strong connection to Israel, a sense of responsibility towards the needs of society, and career choices that lead to successful lives and leadership opportunities to influence a better world.
Your support ensures outstanding faculty, exceptional secular and Judaic academics, innovative technology, entrepreneurial and professional studies, extracurricular programs and clubs, a dynamic arts and athletic curriculum, training for interscholastic competitions, a safe and secure campus.
Please support us at whatever level you can. And please do it because you recognize that the future of our school is a shared responsibility.
Ways to Give
Annual Fund Campaign
Campus and Program Enhancements
Stock and Securities Transfers
Annual Gala Tribute Magazine
In Honor/Memory of
Time and Talent
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support! We look forward to hearing from and speaking with you to assist with your donor preferences.
Baruch Dayan Emet Sheldon G. Adelson z"l
With profound sadness we share the news of the passing of our school’s founder, Sheldon G. Adelson. Mr. Adelson was a giant in the world of business and philanthropy. Together with his beloved wife, Dr. Miriam, he has left an indelible imprint on the world.
Sheldon Adelson came from humble beginnings. He amassed a remarkable fortune that he used to make the world a better place, especially for Israel and the Jewish people. Throughout, he maintained a fierce loyalty to those close to him, to the ideals he was taught at an early age, and to his unyielding support of our school.
For those of us privileged to be part of The Adelson Educational Campus, Sheldon Adelson was our visionary and champion. All of us will forever remember his unparalleled generosity, dedication, leadership and vision.
Although today our hearts are broken, Mr. Adelson’s light will shine brightly through the achievements, actions, and values of our past, current and future students.
As members of the AEC Board of Trustees, we remain as committed as ever to the growth and future of The Adelson Educational Campus. Furthermore, we know that the Adelson family remains committed to the school that bears his and Dr. Miriam’s name. The continued success of our school will serve as a permanent tribute to his memory. We will always honor his extraordinary devotion to Tikkun Olam, the Jewish people, and academic excellence.
Many of you have already reached out looking to make a contribution to The Adelson Educational Campus, in memory of Mr. Adelson. If you would like to do so, please use this link.
If you would like to leave a message for the Adelson family, please send it via email to Adelsonfamily@adelsoncampus.org.
Baruch Dayan Emet, Sheldon G. Adelson z"l.
זכר צדיק לברכה
May his memory be for a blessing.