Adelson Family Donates $6 Million to Three Greater Boston Jewish Institutions
BOSTON — Dr. Miriam Adelson and Sheldon G. Adelson announced three gifts totaling $6 million from the Adelson Family Foundation to institutions representing Greater Boston’s Jewish community. The grants will assist Hebrew SeniorLife, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education and Chelsea Jewish Foundation.
“If a community is measured by how it cares for its most vulnerable members, Boston’s Jewish community can look with pride at the services rendered by these three organizations,” Dr. Miriam Adelson said.
Hebrew SeniorLife will receive $3 million to complete its $100 million campaign and will establish the Adam and Matan Adelson Multigenerational Program in honor of the Adelsons’ two youngest children. The program will support HSL’s robust volunteer programming across its extensive 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. The organization offers 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 unique, specialized residences for patients with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and multiple sclerosis at the Leonard Florence Center for Living. In addition to this latest grant, the Adelsons previously contributed $5 million for this project.
“The Boston Jewish community has been blessed again by the Adelsons’ extraordinary generosity,” said Barry Shrage, president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies. “In addition to these three gifts, their contributions to the Rashi School, Beth Israel Hospital, Temple Emanuel, Gann Academy and so many other local charities have had a transformational impact on our community.”
Dr. Adelson is an Israeli-born physician who works in the area of treating the disease of substance addiction in the United States and Israel. Mr. Adelson is Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp. The Adelsons reside in Las Vegas.