Sunday, September 28, 2008

Half-a-nais at Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes of Miami (North Miami Beach, FL)

Before Shabbos two weeks ago, a choshuvah member of the community walked into the Yeshiva office. “How much does the Yeshiva owe Rebbeim for last year’s salaries?” he asked. The Hanhala shared with him the not-so-small number - into the hundreds of thousands.

“I’ll tell you what”, he responded. “We cannot allow the Rabbeim in our community who are moser nefesh for our children’s chinuch to go into yom tov being owed monies from last year. If the Yeshiva raises 50% of the monies owed to them before Rosh Hashanah (September 30), I will match it!”

Since that time the Yeshiva has been working vigorously to meet that goal. As of last night, Motzei Shabbos, they were still 55K short with less then 48 hours left. If you would like to participate, you can email the Yeshiva at

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