NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Rainbow Stores
JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Various
OVERVIEW: Joseph Chehebar and family move their philanthropy through the Chehebar Family Foundation, which gave away a little under $4 million in a recent year. The family, via their foundation, give to a long trail of Jewish organization annually, with a focus on Brooklyn, New York. Many grants are $1,000 or below.
BACKGROUND: Joseph Chehebar and family run Brooklyn-based Rainbow Shops, a retail chain with more than 1,000 U.S. stores.
PROFILE: The Chehebar Foundation keeps a low profile, as do its trustees—Jack, Albert, Joseph, and Isaac Chehebar. The family is based in New York City, with strong ties to Brooklyn especially, where a good portion of their giving takes place.
The Chehebars, via their foundation, support various synagogues like Congregation Anshei Fallsburg, Congregation Agudath Israel, Congregation Nachlas Yisroel, Congregation Bais Halevy in New Jersey, among many others.
The family also supports Jewish schools like Fallsburg Cheder School, Chabad Vocational Schools, Ilan High School, and Yerucham Center For Torah Education.
Many of the foundation's grant are $1,000 or below, and others still are under $500. Some of the foundation's largest grants of late include $30,000 to The Recorded Talmud; $40,000 to Sephardic Food Fund; and $100,000 to Mirrer Yeshiva Central Institute, a Haredi yeshiva in Brooklyn.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Chehebars to remain laser-focused on Jewish organizations, with an eye towards New York City.
The Chehebar Family Foundation does not provide a clear avenue for getting in touch but below is contact information:
Chehebar Family Foundation
1000 Pennsylvania Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Telephone: (718) 485-3000