On my way out of Yeshiva yesterday, heading home for the Pesach break, I met my principal in the hallway who handed me an envelope, and said to me “this is a small thank you for your hard work and dedication to your students”. I thanked him, wished him an enjoyable Pesach, and walked away.
Looking at the envelope, I thought it was probably a $100.00 dollar bonus, or a gift certificate to a local store for few dollars. I thought it was a nice way to show the schools appreciation.
However, when I opened the envelope, I was astounded at what I saw; a $1,000 dollar gift certificate to The Hat Box in Flatbush, A store which carries anything a man can need for his wardrobe including hats, shirts, shoes, suits, coats, and pants. It was such a generous amount that I had to double and triple check the numbers to make sure I wasn’t seeing extra zeroes.
Us Melamdim in Crown Heights are extremely thankful to the individual(s) who organized this gift, and obviously to the donors, including the Hat Box, who gave generously of their money to enable this incredible gesture.
Thank you again for your generosity, and may you all continue to be able to give with a wide and full hand for many years to come.
A thankful and humbled Melamed in Crown Heights.