Photos: Lakewood Cheder Buys its 477 Faculty Members Powerball Tickets

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  1. Chazal say that Shevet Shimon will never become gvirim because Klall Yisroel will lose it’s melamdim. Can you image how devastating it will be if half the schools Rabeiim or teachers leave after they win?

  2. IN THE NAME OF CARING, WE BUY LOTTERY TICKETS FOR OUR PRECIOUS RABBYIM, HOW ABOUT A SALARY RAISE?
    HOW ABOUT OPENING A FUND TO SUPPLY MUCH NEEDED MONEY TO OUR RABBAYIM
    SO THEY CAN TEACH THEIR BEST.
    AT LEAST GIVE EVERY REBBE THE 2 DOLLARS TO BUY A COFFEE.

  3. #3: The cash value, after taxes, divided 477 ways come out to about $1.4 million per person. They also said that a portion is going to the cheder itself. It didn’t say if that’s an equal share or not. In any case, $1.4 million is not enough to retire on. If a Rebbe or teacher would quit their job after winning that much money, it would not be a smart move on their part.

  4. WOW WHAT CARING FOR OUR DEVOTED RABBIEM.
    #1 THIS IS NOT HISHTADLUS – GO OUT AND RAISE SOME MONEY FOR THEM, THAT’S HISHTADLUS.
    LETS NOT MAKE FAKE HISHTADLUS.

    #2 WHY A COPY OF THE TICKET TO THE OFFICE? WHY CAN’T YOU GIVE THE ACTUAL TICKET TO THE REBBE?

  5. It’s immature and sends the wrong message. How is this השתדלות? They can show appreciation in better ways. Besides, they have a stake in each ticket.

  6. #3- Rabbi Ozeri is telling us we better do something to help our Rabbeim as theyre all leaving chinuch because their current income is not sustainable and when a school tries to do something (a little out of the ordinary I might add) youre saying they’re going to leave chinuch from their new found riches…..I guess we cannot win.

  7. See yesterday’s Daf Yomi; Gittin 30b, towards the top:
    “Misah Shichica…Ashirus Lo Shichicha” (Death is common; wealth is not common).

  8. to #3: Any melamid that leaves because he got rich we are better off that he left. Any milamid that loves teaching is not going to leave his class even if he wins 2 million (they are sharing the money. did you read the letter?)

    to # 4 and #5: Beautiful is right.

  9. 4 Shevat 5776
    January 13, 2016

    To the 477 Faculty and Staff Members of the Lakewood Cheder and Bais Faiga:

    The זכות of a רבים, and especially a רבים of תלמידי חכמים ובני תורה and their משפחות, cannot be understated. As a person never knows hoe הקב“ה sends ישועות, we have decided to purchase a lottery ticket for each member of the מוסד as a group, to be shared by every Cheder and Bais Faiga faculty and staff member, with an additional share going to the Cheder itself. הרבה דרכים למקום, and this is simply השתדלות on the Cheder’s part for our devoted employees.

    Sincerely,
    Rabbi Yosef Posen
    Executive Director

    PS: I have sent a copy of the tickets and their numbers to each school office.

  10. This is a classic “hit & run” piece by Matzav. If you are that immature, you shouldn’t put up this “story” in the first place.

  11. the only WOW belongs to the cheder that decided to raise the base salary of their rebbeim by $10,000. that is hishtadlus. by doing that, EVERYONE involved wins.

  12. G-d be with him! And maybe the Tax Accountant too.

    Great way to debut your Torah courage. A hand on the yad and another hand with a penny. Something tells me that greatness is not always the finest asset of a limited change in your own hope for Torah!

    But the money could buy paradise! Special.

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