When a father says that half of his salary goes to tuition: THAT’S A CRISIS.
When a rebbe, a father of 5 kids gets a salary of $42,000 a year and he is 3 months behind in pay: THAT’S A CRISIS.
When a child is not accepted into school because of tuition THAT’S A CRISIS.
When a father is working 2 jobs, and the mother working full time with 9 kids: THAT’S A CRISIS.
When we tell our kids that there is no school this week because teachers aren’t paid: THAT’S A CRISIS.
When parents are thinking not to have a large family because of tuition: THAT’S A CRISIS.
When a child is sent home from school because his parent’s check bounced: THAT’S A CRISIS.
When a mother walks out of the financial office of the school crying: THAT’S A CRISIS.
When mothers wish they can be home with their newborns but have no choice and must work: THAT’S A CRISIS.
Rabbi Moshe Lieblich, Principal of HaMesivta – ULY says he has a solution to the most critical crisis facing our community today.
“The issue of rising costs of tuition is a problem we all face; parents are doing their best to provide for their families, often taking second and third jobs, they want to have a large family and they want to be able to be there for their kids,” Lieblich says.
“However, by the time they come home from work they are completely drained and don’t have the energy to give their kids the attention they need.”
Still, parents cannot fully blame the schools, Lieblich says. “They want the best education for our children and they want to attract the best teachers, but they are under tremendous pressure to meet payroll at the end of the month,” he says.
Lieblich has a plan to end the crisis, and he invites the entire community to all come together this Tuesday evening, May 10 – 2 Iyar – Lichatchila Ariber at 8:30 in Oholei Torah and work together to solve this problem.
The event has the endorsement of the Crown Heights Rabbonim: Rabbi Avrohom Osdoba, Rabbi Yakov Schwei and Rabbi Yosef Braun.
Speaking at the event will be renowned orator Rabbi YY Jacobson, Brooklyn Shliach Rabbi Aaron Raskin, and others.