At ALEF Fund our core mission is to be the funder of first resort for Jewish schools across Georgia because we believe in the transformative power of a great education.

ALEF scholarships change lives by helping families access high-quality Jewish education and allowing them to find the best educational fit for each child’s specific needs.

In the 2016-17 school year, through our partnership with 16 amazing preschools, day schools, high schools, yeshivas, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and thousands of Georgia taxpayers, ALEF Fund helped 516 children afford the Jewish education of their choice.

ALEF is not a traditional form of giving. It is part of Georgia’s Qualified Education Expense law, which allows taxpayers to redirect a portion of their state income taxes to support student scholarships at private schools. These tax credits are refunded, dollar for dollar, when you file your tax return.

This High Holiday season, please make a simple gesture — give the gift of an affordable Jewish education by redirecting your state taxes through ALEF Fund. Visit aleffund.org to sign up, or email the ALEF Fund manager, Jared Novoseller, at jnovoseller@jewishatlanta.org with enquiries.

L’shana tova. May you and your loved ones be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

Jeffrey Lapp is the president of ALEF Fund (www.aleffund.org) after serving as its secretary and treasurer.