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Kadimah receives sizable donations

The Kadimah School of Buffalo recently received several sizable donations – including one from long-time Channel 7 news anchorman Irv Weinstein and his wife Elaine – that will help “advance the school’s educational and scholarship efforts,” the 56-year-old Jewish day school reported.

Updated computer equipment will also be forthcoming to the school as part of the donations.

About half of the more than $40,000 in donations came from a former Kadimah student who wished to remain anonymous. A successful businessman, the donor now lives in New York City.

The Weinstein’s gift – $10,000 – was part of a larger, $50,000 community gift to be split among five area Jewish organizations. The Weinsteins now live in California.

First Niagara Financial Group donated more than 20 computers to help upgrade the school’s computer lab, school officials said.

And, Nancy Boxer of Havertown, Pa. donated $10,000 to the school in honor of family members.

“The support of our donors and our community will pay dividends for years and generations to come,” said Einav Symons, principal at Kadimah.