South Florida Baalei Batim Ignore Reality, Challenge Economy


yeshiva-toras-chaim-miamiEveryone knows what the economy is like these days, and the impact it has had on non-profit organizations like yeshivos and kollelim is no secret. That knowledge is what makes the following story so special. Unable to go through the Yomim Tovim while rabbeim in the community are still owed wages from last year, a group of baalei batim in Miami decided to do something about it. They marched into the office of Yeshiva Toras Chaim/Toras Emes shortly before Rosh Hashanah and committed to match, dollar for dollar, all monies that donated by Yom Kippur, to cover last year’s salaries up to $120,000.

They immediately began urging people to contribute funds to the yeshiva, to enable them to close out this $240,000 payroll debt. One of the baalei batim, who requested to remain anonymous, said, “When the Ribono Shel Olam sees the community’s mesiras nefesh to support His Torah, we hope that we will earn a year of Torah nachas and gezunt for all of us!”

As of now, the yeshiva has raises $90,000 of the $120,000. $30,000 is still needed to completely cover the yeshiva’s payroll debt.

To help contribute to this special campaign, click here.

Your participation in this tremendous mitzvah will help ensure the simchas Yom Tov for the dedicated rabbeim and their families.

{Noam Newscenter}