The Chasdei Lev organization hosted its annual teachers’ appreciation events on Sunday, providing gifts of Pesach food and necessities for teachers in the New York area.
In Crown Heights, over 20 trucks laden with close to 300 pallets of Pesach gifts worth over $1 Million unloaded their contents on Kingston Avenue between Rutland and Winthrop which the NYPD had blocked off for this special event.
Rebbis and their family members were welcomed with a large “Thank You” Banner as they arrived for pickup and were assisted by the boys from Oholei Torah Eighth Grade led by Rabbi Yossi Bryski.
In Flatbush, a kickoff event was hosted by Josh Mehlman, Chairman of the FJCC – Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition, during which New York elected officials were in attendance.
In attendance were Minority Leader – congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Commanding OfficerInspector Richie Taylor, Sephardic Police Liaison David Haskiel, Commissioner Fred Kreizman, Mayor Eric Adams’ Senior Advisor Yoily Eisdorfer, State Senator Simcha Felder, State Senator Iwen Chu, Assymblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Assemblywoman Jamie Williams, Councilman Kalmen Yager, Councilwoman Inna Verinikov, Councilwoman Farah Louis, Councilwoman Mercedes Nacisse, Representing Comptroller Brad Lander – Pini Hikind – Special Assistant.
However, why only to Kodesh teachers, and male teachers?
English teachers and female teachers are part of the chinuch as well.
Please change the title to REBBIS not teachers! The girls schools (I know specifically of Bais rivka) teacher staff was not included.
Chasdei lev policy is that they only give to rebbees
Do they give to Rebbis who teach only a few hours?
Asking to know…
They also give to morahs who are the main breadwinners of the family
But only Kodesh teachers
Title is misleading. It wasn’t “gifts”. It was heavily discounted items which Rebbis paid for with their hard-earned money.
Everyone spends hard earned money… at least this was heavily discounted instead of heavily inflated at local groceries
This is a sore point for us female teachers. We are also providing for our families. We are working really hard to provide a solid chinuch to our students while raising our families. Why is a Rebbi given priority over a female teacher?
As the poster above said, please change it to Rebbis. The title is not accurate.
Yes they are the main provider…women teachers are great but bh your husband is making an extra salary as well so don’t always bash when the rabbi gets and not the women…yes they are the main breadwinner!you women are getting a other salary from your husband’s they a lot of them are doing very well!!!
It was much cheaper than usual (because it was subsidized by the schools and Chasdei Lev) – but NOT a gift at all. It costed money. TY
What about the bus driver’s for the yeshivas/cheders/schools ???