Report: Trump, Kushner foundations have donated thousands to Chabad
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Report: Trump, Kushner foundations have donated thousands to Chabad

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump attending the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, March 9, 2011. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty Images)

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump attending the Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, March 9, 2011. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty Images)

(JTA) — President-elect Donald Trump’s foundation has donated thousands of dollars to Chabad institutions.

The Israeli daily Haaretz also reported that the foundation of the parents of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner gave some $342,500 to Chabad institutions and projects over a 10-year period.

The Donald J. Trump Foundation donated $11,550 to three Chabad institutions. In 2008, a year before Ivanka Trump and Kushner were married, the Trump foundation donated $6,750 to the Lubavitch Youth Organization in Brooklyn and $1,800 to the Chabad of Southampton Jewish Charity. In 2011, the foundation donated $3,000 to Chabad of East Boca Raton – an institution in Florida also supported by the Kushners.

The Charles and Seryl Kushner Family Foundation, on whose board Kushner sits, made $78,000 in donations to the Ohel visitors center at the grave of the Lubavitcher rebbe in 2011 and 2013, and $150,000 to the Chabad center at Harvard University in 2007 and another $3,600 in 2013. Kushner, who is an Orthodox Jew, is a graduate of Harvard.

The Kushner foundation also contributed to Chabad centers in Florida, Manhattan and New Jersey. It also contributed $7,500 to a Chabad-run school for troubled youth in Israel.

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are moving to a home in the tony Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which is a 10-minute walk to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s D.C. center known as “The Shul.”