Lakewood, NJ – At its annual dinner last night, Yeshivah Orchas Chaim of Lakewod announced that parents of the school will be providing a raise for the dozens of rabbeim and menahalim of the school for this year and the coming years, TLS reports.
After listening to an address from Rabbi David Ozeri at the Agudah convention encouraging mosdos to give raises to their rabbeim, some parents at Orchos Chaim decided to put the idea into motion.
They immediately donated tens of thousand of dollars towards a raise for the 53 rabbeim and menahelim.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars was raised to ensure that the rabbeim will have a steady raise of $10,000 each year, starting with $5,000 this year.
The yeshivah has also opened a parent-funded Simcha Fund for the staff. Each rebbi making a wedding will receive $10,000 from the fund, and $2,500 will be given to the rabbeim making a bar mitzvah.
Two of the sponsors of the program have already pledged to give $50,000 for the next three years, TLS says.
The school is led by its founder, Yankie Mandelbaum.