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    We Got a Pesach Gift

    From the COLlive inbox: A teacher in one of the Crown Heights schools tells of the suprise gift the principal handed him before the Pesach break. Full Story

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    I second that.
    Guest
    I second that.

    When you’re working hard and underpaid… its good to see that someone appreciates what you do.

    wife of Melamed in CH
    Guest
    wife of Melamed in CH

    I was also very touched… you see my husband as NOT going to buy anything for himself for yom tov…THANK YOU AGAIN

    Wow, so impressed!!
    Guest
    Wow, so impressed!!

    especially since in our Cheder we are 2 months behind in pay probably not getting our paychecks b4 pesach

    which school?
    Guest
    which school?
    why not patronize crown heights shops
    Guest
    why not patronize crown heights shops

    kudos to all those who worked hard in organizing this beautiful project. but why not give a gift certificate to our crown heights shops. keep the money local???

    Finally
    Guest
    Finally

    This is accepted in all crowds – besides Chabad- Wow yemos hamoshiach – chabad is finally appreciating their educators – maybe this will be the begining of the end of the chinuch crisis in our midst

    To number 5
    Guest
    To number 5

    Probably because the Hat Box gave a deal no Crown Heights store would have given, but that’s just a guess.

    Why not Primo or GELERNTER????
    Guest
    Why not Primo or GELERNTER????

    We need to learn from the Williamsburg community where they support each other.

    a teacher
    Guest
    a teacher

    that is so nice more then the gift certificate the words he used when he handed it to you…………..thank you and the bonus make you go back to work so appreciated that you work even harder to make diamonds out of your students

    to number 5
    Guest
    to number 5

    maybe the crown heights stores should sponsor!!!

    A parent who cares about grammar
    Guest
    A parent who cares about grammar

    “Us Melamdim ” should be “We Melamdim”.

    lec florida
    Guest
    lec florida

    we also received a nice bonus for pesach! thank you rabbi korf and rabbi katz!

    Very Nice
    Guest
    Very Nice

    But how about us female teachers?

    To #5
    Guest
    To #5

    The “outside CH” store (The Hat Box) generously participated in the gift certificate, while local stores did NOT! Maybe local stores should sponsor such certificates! The teachers work for our community, the local stores customer base is from the community – it makes sense that they give back a little to the community!

    Yossi B. from OT
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    Yossi B. from OT

    I want to thank all those who worked very hard to do this especially Y.G and S.G. and of course all those that helped make this possible by contributed towards it…

    wow
    Guest
    wow

    so nice, cuz most father don’t get to buy themselves things for yom tov so its nice to see that this is dedicated to them

    It's great but missing something
    Guest
    It's great but missing something

    Did anyone think of honoring the women who teach your daughters? Some of us are the bread winners for the family and we put our soul into them.

    wowowow
    Guest
    wowowow

    this is an amazing article. My brother is a melamed here in CH, and works his u know what off eacha nd every day for your kids!!!! he puts his heart out on the classroom desk each and every morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this article : like!

    Great, but....
    Guest
    Great, but....

    what about the women teachers? Don’t they work just as hard as the men in this community, and don’t they deserve some generosity as a thank you token?

    To #5
    Guest
    To #5

    I’m sure they went to the store that gave them the best deal!!
    Really really nice!

    ycl
    Guest
    ycl

    what is with chanoch lenaar?

    #3 I feel 4 u
    Guest
    #3 I feel 4 u

    We teachers would be thrilled just to get the paychecks we r owed, and a thank you or two couldn’t hurt

    we women teachers taught without compromise
    Guest
    we women teachers taught without compromise

    we finished the same day as L’mudei Kodesh ,( i still don’t get that) we rushed from our cooking and cleaning to put in our hours and did so without compromise, So why can’t those in charge of our paychecks do the same?? come on its Erev
    Pesach we can really use the $$$

    to #13 and 17
    Guest
    to #13 and 17

    Some schools just can’t afford it

    # 15
    Guest
    # 15

    who is Y.g and S.g?

    amazing!!!
    Guest
    amazing!!!

    wow Yudele gurwitz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A Melamed
    Guest
    A Melamed

    Thanks a lot to whoever sponsored this generous gift. I can’t usually buy any clothing,, But this will be a great help. Thanks again! May Hashem “bentch” all the Yidden this Pesach to feel TRUE freedom!

    amazing tzedakah
    Guest
    amazing tzedakah

    Wow that is truly special!! Its really nice to see so many people appreciating teachers and giving beautiful gifts of tzedakah before Pesach! I was so touched when my husband came home with it! (It would also be very touching if some of us woman teachers also got appreciated for all our hard work.) But Im really glad my husband is appreciated. B’h for that!! He works really hard!! Teacher from the west coast

    good teacher
    Guest
    good teacher

    oh my gash!!!

    EXCEPTIONAL!!
    Guest
    EXCEPTIONAL!!

    This is so amazing and so needed! Thank you donors for giving. Since it is done so nicely and given as a gift it really makes it easy to accept it and use it! I am so happy that this is finally being done in our community who so desperately needs it.
    Hope that many many many more people will give next year that the woman teachers can receive this as well!
    Kosher and Freilichen Pesach. May all those that participated in this great mitzvah be bentched with much good, parnassa, nachas and simchas!!

    THANK YOU!!!
    Guest
    THANK YOU!!!

    My husband made sure that our kids will have nice, new yom tov clothing, he made sure I bought myself something new. But as for himself, he didn’t get himself anything.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving him such a beautiful gift, something he will really use for himself which he wouldn’t have done otherwise.
    Thank you,
    a teachers wife

    I cant believe a bochur did this!!!!!!!!!!!
    Guest
    I cant believe a bochur did this!!!!!!!!!!!

    such a huge project only Yehuda Gurwitz could pull off..

    amazing job!!!!!!!

    THANK YOU!
    Guest
    THANK YOU!

    yasher koach yudele gurwitz and rabbi sholom goldstein for putting it together, it is so appreciated….

    #25
    Guest
    #25

    Y.G is Yudele Gurwitz S.G is Rabbi Sholom Goldstein

    wooowww!!!
    Guest
    wooowww!!!

    thank you!!!!!!!! rabbi s goldstein and yudale gurwitz u did it..

    well deserved...
    Guest
    well deserved...

    its about time someone does something for the teachers.

    i hope this starts a trend…

    I am very happy for all of u!!!
    Guest
    I am very happy for all of u!!!

    Maybe someone could start something like this in Toronto,
    even just to help make sure the Melamdim get their paychecks,
    at least b4 Pesach

    BS''D
    Guest
    BS''D

    How Beautiful!

    really nice to see this, great 🙂

    Happy But Not Satisfied Teacher
    Guest
    Happy But Not Satisfied Teacher

    While I am very grateful for this bonus, wouldn’t it be better if we were paid at a rate that we could live like a mentsch without having to worry about such “luxuries” like a new hat, etc.
    Are we not as important as the electrician or the plumber who makes a decent enough salary to pay his bills without having to expect handouts from this generous individual or that fine organization who steps in to help.
    Once again, this in no way diminishes the gratitude we feel for those who do help, but…….

    To all
    Guest
    To all

    to all the teachers who are making an effort to give their most and their best, I give brocha for such as this.

    #39 So True!!
    Guest
    #39 So True!!

    Teachers in the Jewish world r so underpaid, and given so few benefits its such a shame.

    well woman dont work as hard
    Guest
    well woman dont work as hard

    my teacher doesnt care bout us

    Happy But Not Satisfied Teacher
    Guest
    Happy But Not Satisfied Teacher

    To #41:
    Benefits?!?!
    Never heard of them!!

    to # 42  u obviusly had a bad experience but most women teachers r very dedicated just the fact that they work in teaching shows they care about u,
    Guest
    to # 42 u obviusly had a bad experience but most women teachers r very dedicated just the fact that they work in teaching shows they care about u,
    to 39
    Guest
    to 39

    If teachers would get a real fair paying, it would be thousands of more teachers only in CH to compete,many ppl would not go for shlichus,many ppl would not pursue other better paid jobs or business, if they could get good money teaching Torah
    You maybe would be happier today
    Kosher and Freilichin Pesach!!

    competition is good
    Guest
    competition is good

    that weeds out the bad teachers, only those really dedicatred to teaching should be teaching, and yes they definately should be paid better and on time.

    achdus!!!!!!!
    Guest
    achdus!!!!!!!

    this is a great project cuz they were not party oriented..

    to #19
    Guest
    to #19

    why the complaints? if you want to do something for the women then you do it, finally someone is doing good dont complain!!!

     46
    Guest
    46

    not jewish schools do not get paid so well either i dont think they need to get more money

    yasher koach rabbi goldstein.
    Guest
    yasher koach rabbi goldstein.

    the one who makes everything happen

    Thank you
    Guest
    Thank you

    What a great way for the community to come together and show support for our melamdim. A huge thank you to those who pulled off this enormous project! May Hashem betnch you for your kindness!

    WOAH!!!!!
    Guest
    WOAH!!!!!

    My guess is that Col posted this to give a thank you. Stop being so negative and say, “Oh, its so nice that that school did that.”

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