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The Calendar Influx in My Mailbox

From the COLlive inbox: "I end up on mailing lists because, in the past, I had made a donation to a Chabad center or other cause. But of what use are candle-lighting times in Portland or Houston to a Brooklyn resident like me? I needed help to empty my mailbox." Full Story

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Agree and more
September 20, 2023 9:28 pm

As soon as I get any mailer, I quicky reach out to them and ask them to take me off their mailing list.
Emails are the same, I either click unsubscribe or reply please unsubscribe.
I use unique endings in my email address when I donate woni know who sold me email address and to be able to block all emails going to there.

how about also
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September 21, 2023 11:30 am

the holy names and blessings and torah that are frequently printed in these calendars which might need to be buried, but since they are sending these magazines and calendars to tinok shinoshba jews who don’t know about that, these are all being improperly discarded too

all items should clearly state on the front that they need to be buried or kept, for people who don’t know about that

Geniza
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September 21, 2023 10:42 pm

You dont need to put in geniza things that weren’t used

hilchos sheimos
Reply to  how about also
September 24, 2023 4:43 am

I’m pretty sure that unless you learn from it, you can just throw it out.

Unless it actually has one of Hashem’s names on it, which I doubt any of them do.

Doesnt help
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September 21, 2023 10:41 pm

The moment you click unsuscribe, is also the moment your email address is being shared or sold to another organization.

USE A CRM!
September 20, 2023 9:29 pm

Guys there are so many tools out there that fix this issue.

Please just sign up for one

Collage
September 20, 2023 9:29 pm

Growing up we always used the calendars we got, cut out the pictures and made a collage it’s a real fun activity.

If you wanna complain, you’ll always find something to complain about. But it might be wise to enjoy every moment instead.

Not complaining
Reply to  Collage
September 20, 2023 10:43 pm

I don’t think it was a complaint- I think it was commenting on the waste of paper and money for irrelevant calendars

I’m a shliach
September 20, 2023 9:35 pm

And I intentionally don’t send any of my mailings to supporters that are anash or family members. I hope it’s appreciated. Gct.

So true
September 20, 2023 9:42 pm

I agree

no wrong
September 20, 2023 9:50 pm

I receive so many fundraisers in the mail I can’t keep up, I got like tons of calendars

Seriously
September 20, 2023 10:01 pm

Just throw them out like any human being.

The magic words:
September 20, 2023 10:44 pm

Please remove me from your mailing list.
All the mailings have their contact info. This should be your knee jerk reaction from now on.

Grateful we left
September 20, 2023 10:46 pm

I feel so guilty throwing them out but it’s true i dont live in NY and the only calendars I need are local. But since I have an amazing family member who prints them, I just shut up

#firstworldproblems
September 20, 2023 11:18 pm

Any shliach will take you off a list of you ask. Please find better things to discuss on a public forum. GCT

Kop Doktar
September 20, 2023 11:43 pm

I get lots of flyers delivered to my mail box. 99% are irrelevant to me. Supermarkets sales, construction dry wall, painters etc. Many from major companies. Some from mom and pop shops. Are these businesses ALL stupid?! No. They send out thousands of flyers in the hope of getting a few customers. But Ms Cantor won’t kvetch about “them”. She totally gets “them”. That’s how “they” do business! Instead, she complains about our shluchim and our mosdos stuffing her mailbox. She doesn’t like how our shluchim do business. I, for one, am proud of our shluchim. They represent the Rebbe.… Read more »

please...
Reply to  Kop Doktar
September 21, 2023 9:05 am

She wasnt complaining Abt shluchim…she’s just bringing awareness of an issue, don’t overdo it

Mushkie
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September 21, 2023 9:22 am

Kop Doktar is right.

She explicitly targets shluchim.

In her own words: “I only suggest that mailings be restricted to the Chabad House’s base town or region.”

Huh?
Reply to  please...
September 21, 2023 9:35 am

The author REPEATEDLY attacks Chabad mosdos and shluchim. Read the article!

Here is an excerpt:
“…using up precious funds and paper for something of probably little financial return, let alone relevance, outside their respective congregations or the family members of SHLUCHIM. Not all of the calendars I receive come from CHABAD organizations, but almost all of these mailings are locally based, with Brooklyn candle-lighting times and advertisers.”

OpEd
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September 21, 2023 12:25 pm

The writer directs her comments to Chabad houses and Chabad mosdos. Read what she wrote!!

Strange vent
September 21, 2023 12:01 am

Most if not all of the calendars you’re receiving showcase the events and activities of the organization you supported. That’s the purpose of the mailer/calendar. If you don’t have use for it after glancing at it – or you don’t want to look at it at all- to shaimos it goes or trash if there’s no need for genizah. YATAH

Just unsubscribe
September 21, 2023 10:45 am

It’s that easy

reaching new jews
September 21, 2023 11:43 am

I would like to encourage you all also to try to find new jews who you haven’t yet known of, in your city and surrounding cities, and maybe send something in the mail to them. Try to encourage them to not send their kids to public school and to raise them with Torah. try to find as many as you can.

Thanks, Karen.
September 21, 2023 12:58 pm

Shana Tova.

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