Published On: Thu, Dec 4th, 2014

Attorney Donates Money to Chicago Jewish Women’s Theater Group after Robbery

Chana Belsky

Originally Published by JP Updates.

by Sol Rieger

A lawyer has stepped in to help out a Jewish organization after they were robbed with money raised during performances.

Chana Belsky, Treasurer of the Chicago Women’s Charity Players group, said that after a musical performance by Jewish Woman in an effort to raise money for the Libenu Foundation, she put the money into lock boxes and into her car.

During the drive, she stopped at the school for a few minutes and when she came back outside “I saw that my car was broken into all the lock boxes were gone, my purse was gone, ” Belsky told ABC-7 Chicago. “It was pretty devastating, I was quite upset, I was crying hysterically.”

The musical took some three months to produce, and the performances took place on Sunday and Monday at the Athaneum Theatre. The robbery occurred on Monday evening. Belsky said around $2, 000 was stolen.

But a real estate lawyer decided to donate money to the school after hearing of the robbery. lawyer Robert Lattas called Belsky and pledged $3, 000.

“I mean, this is what you should be doing, you know as an attorney they teach you in law school to give back on a pro bono level, ” Lattas said. “So it isn’t just providing services to people for free, it’s also providing financial support to organizations that need it.”

“Maybe this was all meant from God and this was a way to raise money in a strange way, but it is all good, ” Belsky added.

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