Sep 10, 2015
Yeshiva Aims to End Tuition Crisis​

There are many Bochurim sitting at home after being denied from Yeshiva after Yeshiva due to their parents inability to cover tuition costs, and one Yeshiva wants to change that.

In year's past, people from all over the world would donate for scholarships at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva. ​Lubavitch now proudly has thousands of more institutions that need funding, but Chovevei Torah doesn't want today's bochurim to be left out.

There are appeals for mikvehs, sifrei torah, building funds, renovation funds, annual dinners and more, but ​recently there are ​hardly any for yeshiva education scholarships.

"Jack" gets a free seat at the local Chabad High Holiday Service, but "Mendy" is still not registered in Yeshiva!

The crisis is real, and presently there are many Bochurim sitting at home after being denied from Yeshiva after Yeshiva due to their parents lack of ability to cover and commit to the tuition costs.

Chovevei Torah is doing something about it. They are making it their goal to raise the funds necessary to enroll each of these Bochurim into Yeshiva before Rosh Hashana.

Chovevei Torah is confident that people will respond to the tuition crisis in our own front yard.

Every bochur should be welcomed in a yeshiva before he feels forced to choose another path in life.

To donate to this cause visit
www.CentralYeshiva.com/ScholarshipFund.htm


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1
isn't this a good reason to improve a bissale in secular studies?
isn't this a good reason to improve a bissale the secular studies in jewish institutions? a great proportion of the bochurim of today will need secular studies to be secure a job in the marketplace. otherwise, like they parents they will not be able to pay for the yeshiva tuition.

secular studies should be seen only as a technical tool that greatly improves the probability of being able to get into a job interview and start making money.
(9/10/2015 9:36:44 AM)
2
about time
I have been giving grants to bochurim and girls for some time.So its about time that this is going to be done to ease such a serious problem.
(9/10/2015 10:30:16 AM)
3
Enough with the secular studies
Whoever thinks that our boys need secular studies to succeed in life seriously needs to relearn the Rebbe's sichos, starting from chelek 1. To put the Rebbe's approach in a few words, the Brocha from Hashem is what makes one rich. If you invest in the right values, you will merit the Brocha of Hashem and even a weak physical keli will suffice. See chelek aleph, vaeira and Purim. For practical evidence, look at the Satmars. They don't send their boys to college and their community is well off bh. The reason we aren't is because many of us choose to benefit the Jewish world through shlichus/ education, and that gives many benefits but not so much money... I'm just sick and tired of reading comments on any chinuch related article that connects lack of money to secular education. If the public schools would charge tuition, there would be many more secular parents who wouldn't manage, although they had a secular education. How many of them with their secular education, end up on drugs wasting their life, or end up as thieves or murderers? I don't know why people insist on serving secular education as their avoda Zara when their products are there for everyone to see, and besides, the Rebbe says, even if that works for them, is different for us because we are yidden. So enough with this secular education worship.
(9/10/2015 10:37:22 AM)
4
great idea
my son would love to of to learn. But it seems that everyone has to be elite, and that if you are not the same as the rest, you can't go. Why des it take so much time to recognise that there are really good boys who are alone with no where to learn.
(9/10/2015 10:41:31 AM)
5
Absolutely true
Agree totally with number one
(9/10/2015 10:50:16 AM)
6
Chovovei happens to be a great yeshiva
My son, a bochur of almost 18 is thriving there. You don't have to be a bocher in the box. IT'S A CHASSIDISHE YESHIVA WITH AN MAZING HANHALA OF CARING STAFF. Every different type of boy can thrive there.
(9/10/2015 11:23:19 AM)
7
#1 to #3
Notice that I wrote explicitly that secular education should be thought only and merely as tool in order help bochurim to be able to get a job and be able to pay normal things in life: nice sheitel for wife, car to put the kids on, good food for shabbos and money to pay well deserved yeshiva staff.

limudei hakodesh should be the first priority of course. secular studies just as tool.

it is also very surprising that you mention that the average secular american akum get into drugs and money problems even though they had secular education. are you saying that they share the same values and upbringing that bachurim in our community have? what kind of poor comparison is that!?
the right comparison that you should do is to take the following population:
yidden raised in good homes with good values that also had access to the minimal secular education in order to get a job. Now looking ONLY at this population (average american has nothing do to with us) how many of those are poor begging, living out of warefare or cant pay studies for their children ? gevalt gevalt! wake up. stop putting everything into the same bag, stop saying that an minimal increase of quality in secular studies to facilitate parnassa is akin to avoda zarah.

perhaps you should spend some time learning gemoras and learn how to properly argue. your comparisons and examples are completely out of wack.
(9/10/2015 12:56:06 PM)
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To #1 and #7
I am not the author of #3, but i think i may be able to clarify.

The point is that the Rebbe does not think that Having a secular education, will get you ANY further in life. It's the Brocho of Hashem that gets you money, and you can get that Brocho through doing Hashem's will, - " ", you shall toil in learning Torah day and night.
- That doesn't really leave time for anything else.

for an explanation as to why also others get Parnoso: 1. If they had a specific case where it was permissible, determined with the guidance of a Rov. or a Tinok Shenishba. 2. for others, see "kuntrus umayan" = "overcoming folly", by the Rebbe Rashab, as to why sometimes those who do not do the right thing prosper.

(9/10/2015 3:19:50 PM)
9
My yeshiva days
When I was in yeshiva, I was just about the only bochur who's parents paid full tuition. However, since I was not the most Chassiddishe bochur in the eyes of the Rosh Yeshiva, I was endlessly tormented by the "super-zealous" types. I was told that the only reason I have a seat in Zaal was because my parents had to pay full tuition, and that otherwise I was not welcome. I had difficulty finding Chavrussas, and got into trouble endlessly, because I fought back against being bullied. I was never the best student, and I went off the derech for seven years after my smicha studies. But, after three years of law school and three more years of working with the legal profession, I am on the road to becoming a Baal Teshuva of the likes this generation rarely sees.

To all the bochurim (and concerned family members) who have a difficult time getting into yeshiva: Yeshiva is worth the investment, in the long term. The outside world is completely corrupt, and even though I was absolutely miserable during my yeshiva years, in the end I now demonstrate professional skills that exceed the vast majority of sleazy "professionals" in the secular world. Being in yeshiva is to be initiated into a type of professionalism, and no other schooling or education can match a yeshiva education in terms of being a big-time professional. After yeshiva, one can go to medical school, engineering school, law school, or learn a trade, but the yeshiva lifestyle during the teenage years will be of infinite help in earning integrity and trustworthiness.

Even though I was "the worst bochur", I believed in Hashem, in a childlike manner, and no bully, insult, Chassiddishe rebuke, or incident of being beaten up ever broke my sincere belief that Hashem had a plan and a path for me.

Now that my yeshiva adventures are all over, my advice is: Get your son into a yeshiva, regardless of the cost or missed opportunity for secular education. It is one of the best lifetime investments available.
(9/10/2015 3:25:55 PM)
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To 7#, you didn't answer the main point
Maybe you should spend some time learning some chassidish and the rebbe's sichos, and you will see how the rebbe is clearly against it. So whoever you would want to compare it to, at the end of the day, as Chabad chassidim, we follow the rebbe's approach, and not our own smart(er) ideas.
Plus, the issue with tuition affects any average family in our community, including people with good jobs, with or without secular studies. Families with bh, bli ain hora, many kids, to pay tuition for each one of them is just too much, unless you have a exceptional great job, of a you are a big businessman, again, much more than the average American with good education is making out there.
So that's not the solution. And following the rebbe's horaos will be more helpful to any issue, including this issue, than not following.
Ksiva vechassima tova
We should know of any more issues.
Moshiach now
(9/10/2015 4:45:41 PM)
11
The rebbe wanted bochurim to learn a trade
it is known that the rebbe almost lunched a campaign for bochurim to learn either computer programming or diamond cutting. i.e a trade. today you dont get a job in computer programming without a secular certification of some sort.

almost all sages of the talmud had a trade for a living. living out money from the government is not a yiddishe concept. it is basically a shame and its mamesh the cause of lots of strife at home.

we see more and more people knocking on our doors asking for bread for seuda shabbes or yom tov.

logic and history dictates unfortunately that we will continue to see more and more unless we teach bochurim how get into the market place and make a living. there is nothing wrong with that. the rebbe knew that the official model of sluchim is limited by space. you can't have two battei chabad on the same block. the rebbe wanted us to be his sluchim anyware. you can very well get some education, start working in a office on wall street and be mekarev yiddem there, transform and influence your workplace.

(9/10/2015 5:53:02 PM)
12
To 7#, you didn't answer the main point
Maybe you should spend some time learning some chassidish and the rebbe's sichos, and you will see how the rebbe is clearly against it. So whoever you would want to compare it to, at the end of the day, as Chabad chassidim, we follow the rebbe's approach, and not our own smart(er) ideas.
Plus, the issue with tuition affects any average family in our community, including people with good jobs, with or without secular studies. Families with bh, bli ain hora, many kids, to pay tuition for each one of them is just too much, unless you have a exceptional great job, of a you are a big businessman, again, much more than the average American with good education is making out there.
So that's not the solution. And following the rebbe's horaos will be more helpful to any issue, including this issue, than not following.
Ksiva vechassima tova
We should know of any more issues.
Moshiach now
(9/10/2015 6:00:09 PM)
13
Make this happen
give generously.
Rabbi Blau honestly cares for every bochur in his yeshiva. If he can accept more bochrim, this could be a life saver.
(9/10/2015 7:25:05 PM)
14
This is no news!
As a father of several Bochurim in Yeshivos I have first-hand experience with the tuition crisis. My boys went to many different Yeshivos in the neighborhood and abroad, and non of them were able to match Chovivei Torah. I got a lot more for a lot less! At Chovivei I paid almost half of what others charge me, and my son got more than double of what others gave him in his past years in other Yishivos. He has never before learned as much as he learned in his year at Chovivei, The skills he picked up, the knowledge he acquired, the inspiration and guidance he received from his truly caring teachers and Hanholo - is priceless, yet I got it for my son for such an affordable price. I hope one day I will be in a situation where I can show my appreciation to the Yesheva by financially supporting their great work. For now I hope my $100 donation and my words of appreciation will help. Thank you so much Chovivei and keep up your good work!!!
(9/10/2015 11:33:10 PM)
15
Chovovei does offer a secular education.
My son received a NY State Regents Diploma from Chovovei. He had to do a lot of work on his own, but did great on his Regents. They also have some of the very best, inspiring, and dedicated teachers and Hanhola. Rabbi Paltiel, Rabbi Rodal and Rabbi Minsky to name a few. The ONLY Yeshiva that I have no complaints.
(9/11/2015 9:39:43 AM)
16
subsidies new borns tuition
If a gvir would be entrigued to start a unique tution fund that would subsidies new borns tuition for life he will have given birth to many more yiddishe children. This can be a brilliant campaign to increase the Jewish nation.
(9/11/2015 11:29:06 AM)
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