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20,000
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20,000

Can you dig in your pocket and hand those starving schools $20,000!
We have become far too lazy to click a button!

You forgot
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You forgot

Friendship Circle of Sharon, Massachusetts won $25,000 from in Virgin America’s online contest:
https://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=2145

mordechai?
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mordechai?

good for you signing your name! oh and nice blog!

Avery Dennison??
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Avery Dennison??

Didn’t hear of that one?? And the Kohl… there are about 100 different lubavitcher schools and you have only 20 votes! How can they all expect you to vote for them?

???
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???

OMG..if you dont want to vote ,then dont you dont have to complain that every one wants you to vote for them

Votesha.com!
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Votesha.com!

Vote for silverstein hebrew academy, Chabad’s front runner, and get a chance to win 1 of 8 Ipads. ! IPAD raffled off each week!

http://Votesha.com

Please vote for us
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Please vote for us

Yeshiva Achei Tmimim Academy
Worcester, Massachusetts

Vote here (5 times pls)
http://bit.ly/dkYNsW

Its for our fellow Yidden
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Its for our fellow Yidden

Im happy you posted this article because im sure there are going to be hundreds of comments telling this or that. But my comment says the following: It doesnt matter if it gets your inner self ‘annoyed’ what matters is that you are helping fellow yidden. And this benifits you too. If your school that your kids go to is on that list and they win they might lower your tuition or at least not be as strict that it has to be in so on time. It is a disgrace seeing how it gets you annoyed. How could something… Read more »

to numbers 1 and 8
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to numbers 1 and 8

It seems neither of you understood the post . . .

To 1 and 6:
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To 1 and 6:

If you posted before you read the article, well, why don’t you read the article then rethink your comment. If you posted after you read the article, maybe you ought to work on those comprehension skills.

Zalman

RRLV
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RRLV

So do YOU have $20K or even $500K in your pocket so we don’t have to bother everyone to vote? Its an exercise in futility if you make it sound like its a waste of time. We have kids that NEED a Jewish education and because of the economy the donations have dried up and the parents cannot pay full tuition. What should we do? If you have a solution, I would want to know.

HAT
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HAT

Hebrew Academy of Tidewater

http://www.votehat.com

dont force me to vote?!
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dont force me to vote?!

noone is ‘forcing’ you to vote!

CHEDER MENACHEM NJ - SCHOOL FOR SHLUCHIM'S KIDS
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CHEDER MENACHEM NJ - SCHOOL FOR SHLUCHIM'S KIDS
Mottel, go away.
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Mottel, go away.

Mottel. You keep writing how much you appreciate the work that the Shluchim do, but your bottom line is “LEAVE ME ALONE!!!” You say “fair enough” that you’ve lost touch with these shluchim, but then complain than they ask you to vote but don’t ask you “how are your kids.” MOTTEL, this is not about you, and it’s not even about the shluchim. This is about a unique and proven opportunity for you to help donate more money than you ever could on your own, to the Rebbe’s causes. If you don’t want to vote, DON’T. But what a chutzpa… Read more »

WE NEED YOUR VOTE
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WE NEED YOUR VOTE

Vote for Jewish School Of The Arts
in North Palm Beach Florida, Florida and win an Ipad!!!!!!!!!

http://bit.ly/dDmuuw

The Rebbe Cares!
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The Rebbe Cares!

also, vote Cheder Menachem inLos Angeles, California

http://bit.ly/9ll1Aw

Cheder Chabad Monsey
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Cheder Chabad Monsey

Please take a moment to vote 5 times its rly simple. Thanks!!

http://bit.ly/ccmonsey

Dear Mottel
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Dear Mottel

Did you write this because you care about the welfare of the shluchim, or did you write this because you are an egotist?

(It’s a rhetorical question)

Tell us what you DO for the shluchim (not just what you DON’T want to do.)

thanks for posting this article
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thanks for posting this article

negative or constructive criticism, it gives us another chance to promote voting for our schools

TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF HOUSTON!!!!!!!
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TORAH DAY SCHOOL OF HOUSTON!!!!!!!

Please vote at http://www.VOTETDS.com

South Florida Jewish Academy
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South Florida Jewish Academy

Please vote for South Florida Academy of Learning

It is a special needs school run by shluchim Rabbi Yossi and Baila Gansburg. It is an amazing school and this money could do wonders for them. Please vote for this very special school.

http://bit.ly/cJweei

Not even one click!
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Not even one click!

Remember me not when you need my 5 quick clicks!

not a chabad school
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not a chabad school

Charllotte is not a chabad school it is a federation school.

VOTE CHABAD HEBREW ACADEMY SAN DIEGO!!!
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VOTE CHABAD HEBREW ACADEMY SAN DIEGO!!!

You can win a free roundtrip flight anywhere in USA or Canada by voting!
join this group and vote:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=100225440035874&ref=ts

Thank you Mottel
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Thank you Mottel

I feel the same way. It may be a mitzvah of tzedaka, but bottom line, it’s not b’ofen hamiskabel, it’s SPAM. And PRESSURE. If someone knocked on your door 20 times a day for tzedaka you would also get annoyed at him. This doesn’t mean that I am not voting, it just means that I am doing it to get people OFF MY BACK.

This is a beutiful op-ed
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This is a beutiful op-ed

well written, its called: constructive criticism ro help shluchim manage their campaigning strategies, by informing them of how a reciever of all these emails feels about it.
and a shliach with a right approach to marketing reads this, it will only help him succeed to get votes

mottel
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mottel

u sound like u need to sound smart and eloquent and get ppl to post and just to sound difft to get spoken about. if youe ego needs a bit more fame, there are more worthy ways to do so….i suggest you get busy with more impt issues..if your into putting your name,dont play the game..put your last name too…

its true
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its true

charlotte is really not chabad?are we wasting our votes on them.

Vote for Bnos Chomesh Academy
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Vote for Bnos Chomesh Academy

you can win a brand new laptop
http://bnoschomesh.org/Bnos_Chomesh/VOTE!!!.html

YOU HAVE A POINT
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YOU HAVE A POINT

While most of us do not have the amounts of money that these big businesses have to give to charity, we do have the power to help sway the vote and make it land in our favor. Can you imagine you have International companies that must give charity to offset their taxes and they arent just giving it to some organization out in IRAN, they are asking us to help them decide. Personally when it comes to patronizing different facilities, this definately helped me make some decisions. As far as being solicited like we have been in the past year.… Read more »

3rd place Chabad school!
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3rd place Chabad school!

Hebrew Academy Community School in Margate, Florida have 2,222 votes as of now (i think that puts them in the 3rd running for chabad) they have a good chance of pulling this off!

Give your 5 votes where it can count and actually win

thank you (no caps lock and no pressure:)

http://bit.ly/ccFRHI

to comment #32
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to comment #32

Jewish School Of The Arts in North Palm Beach Florida from comment 16 has 3,189 votes

Cheder Menachem in Los Angeles, California from comment 17 has 4,187 votes

vote chabad
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vote chabad

Why are we giving our votes to a federation school,chabad people work there but its a federation school.give your votes to the real mccoys.

the probelm is not the mosdos
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the probelm is not the mosdos

simply people that want to help send to thier friends texts, emial or whatever to vote. dont blame on the shluchim, and if u odnt want, just ignore it, delete!!!

No offense to author
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No offense to author

But he needs a wuzzy fuzzy greeting and be shmoozed up for the huge fund raising pitch of asking him to click a key on his mouse five times! I may be wrong, but i doubt the author is the worlds greatest gvir to expect some major lecking (all for a vote!). Nu Nu.

charlotte
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charlotte

to all those who just like to say half sentences, charlotte’s school was taken over by the federation ten years ago with no choice of their own. but it is run by chabad all the judaica teachers are lubavitch and it was founded by the Rebbe, and chassidus is taught, and just on paper its under the federation, so stop making up stories so more people vote for your school. half of these schools are funded by the federation just as much as they are

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to 33

Don’t forget Silverstein Hebrew Academy which is a branch of Chabad of Great Neck which is run by Rabbis and Rebbetzins Geisinsky and Ezagui. They are currently (ba”h) number one in Chabad at 4,686 votes. Vote for them at votesha.com. (And each week they raffle off an IPAD computer to their voters. )

to 24 and 34
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to 24 and 34

what makes a school a federation school, because we get a little bit of money from the federation we are not a chabad school anymore?!?

please vote for our school the charlotte jewish day school
and 24 & 34 please post your name when making these statments

menachem vorst
charlotte nc

A Response from Mottel (please read)
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A Response from Mottel (please read)

It seems from the comments already up, that many people have failed to understand my central thesis . . . or never even bothered to read what I wrote in the first place. Before responding to some of the actual comments left here, I’d like to take the moment to simply restate what I did say and what I did not: This post does state that shluchim should: 1. Be aware that facebook voting gives the company you’re ‘liking’ access to your private info . . . If you’re cool with that – by all means vote – but be… Read more »

the top 4
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the top 4

it seems to me that a lot of people have been pushing this top 4 idea. so i looked into it a little and i think that the top four are:
silverstein hebrew academy
cheder menachem los angeles
henrew academy margate FL
south florida jewish academy coconut creek

again this was just an idea and if I’m wrong please correct me. as a side note , it seems like the chabad schools as a whole are way ahead of many random schools that i typed in.

tfasta mrubah
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tfasta mrubah

the prob is like he says, too many schools are in the contest so our 20 votes are split 4 ways and our voting block will win none! its simple logic people!

Hafta'ah...
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Hafta'ah...

Mottel, honestly, I expected better of you. Your article is well written, what’s new, but is it that much of these organizations to ask for you to press a few buttons? LoT takes up many more pressing of buttons, as does the others that you frequent…I can’t say I’m surprised, but really. Don’t be so lazy. Help a organizations pay their bills – vote now.

Today, everyone needs to vent about something
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Today, everyone needs to vent about something

Mottel, stupid article. If you do not want to vote, dont vote.

No one will know if you do or if you dont. And , no one will care.

Well done Mottel
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Well done Mottel

An unfortunate fact of life – unless you are giving hard cash your shliach ‘friends’ will not scmooze you they save that special energy for their big balei batim! because we are lubavitch they feel it is our duty and we must vote for all their contests – which i do gladly but i agree – stop bombarding me – if i choose to vote i will do so but i have no reason to publish the fact on my facebook page!!!!

get real
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get real

Facebook has over 500 Million users, how many lubavitchers are on facebook that will really make it or break it for any school, while u make very fine points in ur article, the bottom line is there are another 499,999,999 voters who will probably vote bc they dont spend there days writing these pathetic op-eds! again u make many valid points but who the F cares. if u wanna vote then vote if not then dont. there are more than enough christians, catholics etc who we can count on.

get real
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get real

Facebook has over 500 Million users. how many chabad users? i have no clue but id say less than 1 million. your article has many good and valid points but lets wake up and stop wasting time with these op-eds if u want to vote than vote if not dont there are plenty of christians ,catholics een muslims who wont get slighted that they werent asked how there families are doing when asked to vote.

Infighting - Fun & Sad
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Infighting - Fun & Sad

Theres a part of me that relishes watching stupid people dig themselves a hole to bury themselves in(Re: Those who cant think before commenting some sensless drivel of nonsence that attacks the auther needlessly). Theres the other part though, that cries soundlessly, watching sad, egotistically driven fellow brothers, wfo cant stop for a moment and realize a truth when it smacks them in the face. I WILL NOT VOTE. Not for any ideological reason, but for the simple reason that I, and many, many others like me have voter fatigue watching The Rebbes shluchim fight over pices of scraps thrown… Read more »

Dear Mottel
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Dear Mottel

You say that anyone who disagrees with you did not read your article.

Has it occurred to you that perhaps they have, but your communication skills are underdeveloped?

Just because you can write coherently does not mean you know how to put your point across.

This article is case in point.

(PS: I do agree with much of the article, but I would never want to be the rag to write it…)

woah
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woah

so many bored people……. vote dont vote eat dont eat NO ONE CARES. if u wanna help,by all means its great to do so. if not thats sad but we cant force you.

to number 49
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to number 49

I never said all those who disagree with me didn’t read my article – but rather that it is clear from most of the criticism towards my article that they didn’t read or understand what I wrote.

chill
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chill

just press the button!!! what do you care??

Dear Mottel
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Dear Mottel

Dear Mottel since i dont have your email i will share this video with you here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfOekyum0o4

YASHER KOACH!
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YASHER KOACH!

Very well said Mottel!!! I couldnt have said better myself!!

Charlotte Jewish Day School
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Charlotte Jewish Day School

To #34

You may want to get your facts straight before making these kind of statements (anonymously I might add)

Charlotte Jewish Day School was founded by my parents in their basement with 4 kids & the Rebbe’s brocha. It has since grown to accommodate over 300 children and has served as a role model for many other Chabad schools. It is now considered a community school as it is the only Jewish day school in Charlotte. But it is run by Chabad and happens to be lifeline of all the other Chabad programs in Charlotte.

Bentzion Groner

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to 34 and 55

Charlotte Jewish day school was indeed founded by Chabad and is run and directed by Chabad, but its a federation school which mean the federation funds it. which is fine but why should we worry about a school thats not in dire straits!

RRLL
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RRLL

http://www.voteforDTA.com
Desert Torah Academy, Las Vegas

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you should worry about that school because they had to close their grades 6-8 because of lack of funds thats why, and if they get $500.000 they could reopen the middle school

pls vote for us
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pls vote for us

cheder lubavitch hebrew days schools of chicago IL

hmm
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hmm

I do not vote on Facebook for any mosod.
It isn’t because it is difficult too vote, it is because voting constantly is too difficult.
“It only takes a minute”- but that minute is five times a day for twenty votes etc.
a long time.
also, i use my facebook to keep in contact with my friends family and mekuravim.
the constant drive for votes crowds out information that i would like to see.
this is what we call spam.
it is for a good cause, but drowns out my life.

please feel free to make fun of me

don't waste votes/ non-eligible schools, please remove yourself
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don't waste votes/ non-eligible schools, please remove yourself

Please note that if you are not a K-12 school you will not be given money by KOHLS even if you ‘win’ as per their guidelines. Pre-schools, hebrew schools, seminarys, etc. do other chabad schools a favor and email [email protected] and ask them to remove you so that Chabad votes can go to schools that will win for real

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