March 17, 2011 1:59 am at 1:59 am #595755whocaresMember
I give $50.
It says you may give it from Maaser money!March 17, 2011 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #1114968Boro Park GirlMember
How about a teacher- if someone has a few kids, 50 dollars each can add up to a pretty high amount.March 17, 2011 8:27 pm at 8:27 pm #1114969Derech HaMelechMember
a pidyonMarch 17, 2011 8:44 pm at 8:44 pm #1114970WolfishMusingsParticipant
It says you may give it from Maaser money!
Who, or what, is the “it” in the above quote? And (assuming the Rebbe isn’t poor and the tip isn’t required) what is the justification?
The WolfMarch 17, 2011 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1114971rescue37Participant
First you must make sure nobody else or cops are around. Then you sneak up to him quietly, then you lower your center of gravity and rush the last few feet and push him so he tips over.March 17, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm #1114972600 Kilo BearMember
A dollar per pound of body weight is a good rule.March 18, 2011 12:24 am at 12:24 am #1114973smartcookieMember
I give $100 for rebbe.
$20-$25 for an assistant.
(The Rebbe does it for a living. A female teacher should only be the second source of income in her home.)March 18, 2011 12:57 am at 12:57 am #1114974GrandmasterMember
smartcookie: I thought your boys are very young still. How old’s your oldest boy? You give $100 to his Pre-1-A rebbi?March 18, 2011 2:16 am at 2:16 am #1114975commonsenseParticipant
Pre 1a rebbeim deserve every penny but $100 is very generous, kol hakovod to you.March 18, 2011 2:18 am at 2:18 am #1114976ChanieEParticipant
Why “should” a female teacher “only be the second source of income in her home”? Suddenly it’s a husband’s job to support his family?March 18, 2011 2:39 am at 2:39 am #1114977smartcookieMember
Grandmaster- yes, my kids are young, but I tip them generously anyway. (If they deserve it!)
The Rebbeim of the younger grades also work very hard.
When the boys will get older, and I’ll be happy with their Rebbeim IY’H, I hope to give more.
ChanieE- that what I believe. But everyone should feel free to do what they understand is right.
(Yes, if the teacher would be 40 yrs old and her hub still in Kollel, I would give more.)March 18, 2011 3:13 am at 3:13 am #1114978deiyezoogerMember
I give more for the boys rebbi then the grils teacher because my sons have one rebbi so I can aford to give nicely. my daughters on the other hand are having two teachers plus two assistents so that money needs to be split by four teachers. In total each daughters tips is double then each sons but the teachers still end up getting half the amount the rebbi gets.March 18, 2011 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #1114979popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I also do “Rebbe Tipping”.
We wait until he is dozing off, and then we run and hit his side. If you do it hard enough, he falls over.March 18, 2011 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #1114980anon1m0usParticipant
I can not afford to tip the rebbe because with all the amount of snow days this year, I lost out on a lot of income. If I can not make money, they can not either.March 20, 2011 4:58 am at 4:58 am #1114981ShrekMember
I give each rebbi $100, once on Chanukah and once on Purim. If the rebbi was really amazing, I give again at the end of the year with a note expressing my appreciation. Most rebbeim work extremely hard and are underpaid. I wish I could give more.December 6, 2015 7:54 pm at 7:54 pm #1114982JosephParticipant
Considering the inflation over the last half a decade, has the tipping amount increased?
How much do you tip boys rebbeim and girls morahs and how many times a year do you tip?December 7, 2015 10:50 am at 10:50 am #1114985CTLAWYERParticipant
I’ve put on my bulletproof vest……………
Is tipping the rebbi or morah only an in-town thing…where competition/school choice keeps tuition and payroll lower than out of town.
Here in the sticks, tuition for K-12 tends to runs about 15K per year and there is usually one institution per community. Staff tends to command a better/higher wage than in NYC as an inducement to live out of town. Living costs are also substantially lower.
I never tipped my childrens’ rebbeim or morot, and I never heard other parents discussing doing so either. A token gift (not money) was usually given at Chanukkah, Pesach and end of school year.
Back in the 1960s when all teachers (public and private) received near starvation wages, my father and other area merchants tended to provide clothing and household merchandise to yeshiva/day school faculty (and their family) at cost or free. We were in the parochial school uniform business (among other clothing lines) and those staff members never received a bill for their children’s school uniforms.
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