During a recent meeting of the American Hanhala of Chinuch Atzmai at the renowned Mesivta Tiferes Yerushalayim (MTJ) in Manhattan, the Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Dovid Feinstein, warned of a dire threat to the continuity and growth of the Chinuch Atzmai Kiruv School system in Eretz Yisroel. Currently, the 115 Kiruv schools provide a lifeline of Torah and Yiddishkeit to 30,000 students from irreligious and traditional homes. As a result of anti-Torah school transportation legislation, many thousands of these students may lose their school transportation and will c”v revert back to their local secular public schools.
The Gedolei Yisroel stressed that the only antidote to this threat is to support Chinuch Atzmai’s Keren Kiruv fund. The Keren funds the transportation for these children from poverty stricken and irreligious families thus enabling them to attend a Torah school and brings them, and in many cases their families, closer to a life of Yiddishkeit. The cost of subsidizing a child’s transportation to and from a Chinuch Atzmai Kiruv School is only $30 a month.
“Chinuch Atzmai’s Keren Kiruv will undoubtedly have Hatzlacha in North America, where one can save a neshama at a bargain of only $30 a month,” said Rav Dovid.