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    Why Donors Like Chabad

    Op-Ed: While Federations is a well oiled machine with a smooth mechanism, Chabad appears as a haphazard band of ragtag rabbis. Full Story

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    moral of the story
    Guest
    moral of the story

    giving your money to the Rebbe;s mosdos
    IS THE BEST RETURN ON INVESTMENT!
    excellent article!

    cob
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    cob

    chabad of brentwood rocks

    Crunch
    Guest
    Crunch

    Wonderfully written. Brilliant.

    Fan
    Guest
    Fan

    Thats Michael Helfant from Chabad of Brentwood, spent summer there, greatest shluchim

    Just wondering
    Guest
    Just wondering

    Who is the guy in the picture?

    yes but
    Guest
    yes but

    A rabbi shipping way off, having trouble paying his rent or even buy food cant relate…

    SORRY BUT,
    Guest
    SORRY BUT,

    THE REBBE SPOKE MANY TIMES HOW THERE SHOULD BE ACOUNTING, AND GOOD ACOUNTING, AND BY A CPA, THEN AT TIMES, THE REBBE GAVE TO THOSE MOSDOS. AIN DAN YECHIDI ELEH ECHAD.

    Very Nice
    Guest
    Very Nice

    Yechi Chabad

    That's Michael Helfant!
    Guest
    That's Michael Helfant!

    Wow! That’s The Chabad of Brentwood Spirit!
    We Love The Hechts!

    bad article
    Guest
    bad article

    While i agree with some of the points written here and A for effort, the point about supporting only Jewish causes is only partially true as Chabad has many humanitarian causes that help Jews and lehavdil non-Jews. Secondly – the article makes it sound like Chabad is self-righteous and has no pork spending etc. the head office is confronted with the same issues that the Federation or other large institutions have: lots of money is flowing around and it’s not always well accounted for or properly spent. Smaller/local Chabad’s definitely do a much better job at handling individual donations but… Read more »

    The Real Secret
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    The Real Secret

    The real secret to Chabad is the level of dedication a Chosid has. There are employees, friends, fans, groupies, but there is nothing compared to the dedication of a Chosid. One simple glimpse of this phenomenon is the USSR after it fell. The UJA and its sister orginazation the “joint” struggled to get its people to go out there while Chabad with Lev Leviavs help was sending people by the dozens. Some on two month stints some for a lifetime mission. The UJA (or lahvdil Or Semach, YU, etc.) just does not have that level of deidcation. I was out… Read more »

    To # 11
    Guest
    To # 11

    Very well said 🙂

    Tea Party?
    Guest
    Tea Party?

    Comparing Chabad to the Tea Party is very dangerous and could offend a lot of people, including some of non-orthodox jews chabad houses rely on for much funding. I don’t think the Tea Party would characterize itself in many ways that Chabad likes to characterize itself. Whatever you may think of tea partiers, nonjudgmental, warm, and nonvitriolic are probably not the first words that come to mind.

    Eh not exactly
    Guest
    Eh not exactly

    Firstly,
    Shluchim must keep books.. they must be able to say where the money went, what projects cost etc..

    #2 I am a businessman and donate to about 5 shluchim regularly, as a lubavitcher my case is different..

    1 I grew up with, 1 I went to high school with, 1 lives near me etc..

    But shluchim forge bonds.. I was at the banquet last year, you are part of something big and great.. doing the rebbe’s work

    You admire the shluchim, the self sacrifice they make..

    almost got the point
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    almost got the point

    The reason big federation types are attracted to Chabad is ROI. They see a shliach all alone turning over a place, making yiddishkeit alive, with minimum $$ spent. A shliach in Russia showed me the difference between the NCSY operation in ukraine vs. shmulik kaminetzky. Chabad can do the same work for 10% of the cost. That’s what attracts businesspeople who see a good ROI for their charity $$$

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