Jared Kushner’s family foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to various Jewish and Israeli causes in recent years, and some of that money has funded projects in Judea and Samaria, Haaretz reported Monday. This puts the Kushner clan in good company with its in-laws, the Trumps, who have also given funds to support Jewish residents in the Biblical heartland.
Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump’s Orthodox Jewish son-in-law and advisor, sits on the board of the Charles and Seryl Kushner Foundation, named for his parents. Among the millions of dollars the family donates annually, money is directed to yeshivas (religious seminaries) and organizations located past Israel’s Green Line.
Much of the donations go towards teaching Torah to religious Jewish youth. In 2013, the foundation gave $20,000 to American Friends of Beit El Yeshiva, which supports a program for religious youth in a community in Judea.