By COLlive reporter
Married members of 4 Chabad Kollel institutes in New York City will be receiving a financial stipend towards their Pesach expenses.
The gift is being generously donated by Crown Heights philanthropist and real-estate mogul R’ Shalom Ber Drizin. Each kollel member will be gifted $250 before Pesach.
For a year or so after their wedding – before leaving on Shlichus or finding a job – Kollel members find themselves in a tight financial position, receiving only a modest stipend for their learning, even with their wives working.
Drizin is giving the donation to the Kollel Menachem Lubavitch in Crown Heights under the Rebbe’s secretariat, Midtown Manhattan Chabad Kollel, Upper East Side Kollel of Manhattan and Kollel Torah Center.
In charge of distributing the checks are Crown Heights residents R’ Eli Slavin, a close friend of Drizin, and R’ Noach Fox, gabbai of the Kollel shul.