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    Chabad Schools should lead the way
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    Chabad Schools should lead the way

    Unfortunately, they don’t. While the Rebbe was living, Lubavitch yeshivas cost little or nothing. Now they cost more than other frum schools (and other frum schools have much better scholarship options).

    chabad schools leading the way
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    chabad schools leading the way

    Do u really think that’s why the price for tuition went up maybe expenses have gone up in the Past 15 years and why should the moised suffer and charge u nothing why should they have to hassle ur neighbor to pay ur tuition

    big big issue
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    big big issue

    we need people to help with tis rather then run donate buildings in eretz yisroel and elsewhere

    It is a message from G-d.
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    It is a message from G-d.

    Jews need to come home to Israel, it is where you belong. Tuition is almost free here and so is the rest of the cost of living.

    Outrageous!!!
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    Outrageous!!!

    Beis Chaya Mushka in L.A. is charging $9,000 per child for Shluchim!!!! tHIS IS CRAZY. I hear alot of Shluchim are keeping their kids home this year. I have a niece on Shlichus there and she’s crying that her head Shliach is choking them with tuition ( 4 girls=$36,000!)

    anybody got any idea's
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    anybody got any idea's

    in quebec canada the gov’t pays for the yeshiva’s so tuition is a non issue and they also pay you money every time you have a child. montreal has a large jewish community

    Exactly
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    Exactly

    THis is the first time in my lubavitch upbringing that Im hearing a sound, sane, and true voice. We go through our entire careers doing what we do without realizing the heart of the matter. poeple simply dont have the money.

    Be Realistic
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    Be Realistic

    Yeshivas are also suffering financially;they have enormous expenses, so do not fault them.

    Yehuda
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    Yehuda

    To #6. The Quebec government only pays for secular education. The limudei kodesh portion has to be paid by the parents. In the yeshiva very few people go to secular & very few people pay full tuition so the yeshiva has a financial problem. Even in Beis Rivka were everyone goes to secular you still have a financial problem because many parents can not afford to pay the full cost of the limudei kodesh program, But we do have $7 a day day care, free medicare, monthly child allowance for each child, parental leave after the birth of a chils… Read more »

    It is simply
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    It is simply

    Not Sustainable, there will have to be significant deflation.

    its not fair
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    its not fair

    its not fair if public school is being governer funded then so should yeshivos. how r we supposed to be fruitful and multiply when we cant afford to support our kids.

    Chinuch
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    Chinuch

    the jewish community has it wrong
    imagine this question will be asked in front of all our Kedoshim in Russia who gave their life for chinuch
    Well maybe a Chinuch in Five towns, home or Chinuch is a choice
    but by us , we pay for Chjnuch first and then we go out and collect for our shelter

    lets get our priorities strait

    Foreclosing
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    Foreclosing

    I understand fully, My house is already in foreclosing but I will never put my children in Public Schools. Our neshamos are here to do their job. Also, if you live in 5 towns, even if you have a small house you dont pay less than 8000 real estate taxes a year plus other costs. If I lose my house in the end I will rent somewhere and continue negotiating tuition. H’ will help. It is a matter of priorities. HAFTER tuition is 20,000 a year per child. Even with all the crisis this is not normal. Yeshivos are suffering,… Read more »

    to # 5
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    to # 5

    Before you get all upset let me give you some facts. The “head Shliach” doesn’t run the school anymore his son in law quit and they dumped it on Rabbi Yiftach. They did subsidize it for many years but now they are broke as well. As far as you niece… some shluchim in CA live very well; 2 new cars, large house, pool, great vacations etc. Why should the school give them a break?

    to #8
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    to #8

    I will be realistic. In days of old nobody was turned down for lack of tuition. In ULY the Rashag would travel all the time raising funds. He also employed a full staff to help him raise funds. Namely Rabbi Wineberg, Rabbi Teleshevsky, even Rabbi Tenenbaum would use his vacation days in the summer to raise funds. Rabbi Korenblit and Rabbi Katz were all raising funds for the Yeshiva. Who is fundraising for ULY today? Yes there is a so called Hanholo that is sitting on millions of dollars and are using it for all of their pet causes except… Read more »

    Tuition
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    Tuition

    i my self canot contiue to have children with tuition for three at 33g after a break its 19g i know that i have a chisoron in my emunah , not like my parents that had many children. but many years after we have all left and married my parents in the late 60s are still geting billed for the tuition payments. i will do all i can to not let that happen to me.

    i wish i could have the brocha of more kids but sorry 2 say i cant afford it.

    To #15
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    To #15

    WELL SAID!!! Clearly the administrators are not doing such a fabulous job or the schools wouldn’t be in such bad shape. This begs the question – what in the world justifies the kind of money they are taking as salary? In the real world, when a company is failing it’s management is replaced. And if they are not replaced, you end up with some of the circuses America has been watching in the past year. And to anyone that would like to claim the administrators are not taking too much money, please explain how they are able to live the… Read more »

    Parnosah, tuition, housing
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    Parnosah, tuition, housing

    Three fold issue in Extremely challenging times, Parnosoh/Tuition: Firstly, there are many of anash who have lost thier jobs, taken salary cuts to hold onto existing positions, in addition we have many already underpaid teachers, not being paid on time…etc… The highest level of Tzedaka is assisting one in retaining his parnasah or obtaining a means for parnasah, and helping one find a job… However not necessarily does a job translate into being able to afford, rising rent costs, never mind the unattainable fantasy of home ownership at all, and barely a possibility to pay rising tuition costs justified or… Read more »

    Move to Israel
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    Move to Israel

    Great chinuch, you can live in OUR land that Hashem gave us, less crime, less robbery, rape, murder, and with more frum Jews here there will be more representation in government for frum Jews…

    To # 14
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    To # 14

    When your head shliach charges you more than the “other” schools there is a problem. And yes he still is behind the school… Don’t kid yourself.

    Very Very Well Said to #15
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    Very Very Well Said to #15

    Not all of us are blessed with the skill of articulation. So thank you #15 for taking the time to comment & verbalize what needs to be said, & highlighted .

    Very Very Well Said to #15
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    Very Very Well Said to #15

    I’m comment 21, I have been thinking about it alot since I read your comment and I think a couple of sincere people can achieve more than one would think possible. We (some of the parents who are actually experiencing this very severe problem here in CH) have to sit down together and plan an actual course of action in keeping with what you said & in your well chosen words “Lubavitch has done miracles with 25-30 year olds building shuls, schools and multi-million dollar buildings all over the world. Allow them to take over Crown Heights” It is the… Read more »

    WOW!!!
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    WOW!!!

    Ut ut kumt Moshiach!! The wheels are starting to roll! Come on guys, let”s join together and get the tution machines rolling!!! brocha vhatzlocha

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