From the Inbox – C.H.
… and in a few weeks they will scatter all over the place like chickens without heads, because the doors to our Yeshivas, Chadarim and Talmud Torahs will be closed during the summer for “vacation”.
Hundreds of teenage boys and girls will be doing (only) G-d knows what for three “free/fry” months. These three months are the source of all פְּרִיקַת עוֹל. The result of this three month “vacation” is devastating to the ongoing education of our children.
Where are the school administrations during the summer months? If they truly care for our children’s education, then why are our schools and yeshivas closed for three whole months!?
Where is the outrage? Where are the Mashpi’im and Rosh Yeshivas regarding this matter?
Listen and take to heart/action: http://www.chabad.org/therebbe/article_cdo/aid/554142/jewish/12-Tammuz-5745.htm
1) Hundreds of Bochurim and even younger children will be hanging out in the streets as a result of our Yeshivas, Chadarim and Talmud Torahs closing it’s doors for the summer “vacation”, R”L. As a result many will not return to Yeshiva after a “free for all” summer.
2) This “vacation” effect (is detrimental) not just [for] the older Bochurim who are in Mesivta (ages 14-17) and Beth Medrash (17- 20), but also to the youngest who are in Pre-1a, learning the Alef-Beis.
Any parent [and teacher] who are involved [and care] in their children’s studies can tell you that much is lost as a result of this summer “vacation”. Both the learning and behavior deteriorate. All that is accomplished during the year is lost.
All the special programs; events; Farbrangens; rallies; publications; campaigns; etc… are a waste of time, all is lost.
3) The camps [day camps and sleep away camp] are [clearly] not the solution.
a) the gain of camp pales in comparison to the loss. There is less learning, both for the staff/Bochurim and campers/young children.
b) there is not enough space for all our children (and as stated above, many end up in the streets).
4) Money is not an issue.
a) We pay tuition for 12 months a year.
b) We are paying triple (and in many cases much more), to entertain our children [and our selves] for the summer months. This money can better go to our Yeshivas.
c) There is plenty of money in Crown Heights to keep our Yeshivas open. There is money for all the Machlokes; court cases and lawsuit, there is money for our children.
d) If Lubavitch would spend only 10% on the fifth [lost] son of Chabad, as it does for the fifth son of the world, then we would have enough money to keep our Yeshivas open.
It’s time we focus a little on the fifth son of Chabad.
Why most we wait until our children are lost in-order to “save” them, when we can go on the offense and DO ALL WE CAN to make sure they don’t leave the Derech to begin with?
What can you do to make a difference?
Simple. Reach out to your Yeshivas administration and advise them that you would like your children’s Yeshiva to remain open thought out the summer.
Rally other parents. bring up this subject at every opportunity possible, you will find that everybody [who cares] is in agreement with you.
The following are some of the comments worth reading and taking to heart: