November 10, 2011 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #600452
The (frum) company I work for is about to launch a tzedaka-project; we’ll be releasing a new search engine, and the profits from the site will be divided among various Jewish Tzedakos. I would like your recommendations as to worthy charities to include. We’ looking to start with about 10-15 charities, and depending on the success of the site will hopefully add more. They can be poverty-related, kiruv, yeshivos, etc etc
So which charities do you recommend?
(admin, pls let me know if the following P.S. is not according to the rules)
P.S: if you want to help out, we’d appreciate any feedback on the site, yiddleit.com. Please note that the site is still being updated.November 11, 2011 9:35 am at 9:35 am #826278
Anyone?November 11, 2011 3:07 pm at 3:07 pm #826279a maminParticipant
Zichron ShlomeNovember 13, 2011 12:36 am at 12:36 am #826280
Bikur CholimNovember 13, 2011 1:52 am at 1:52 am #826281bein_hasdorimParticipant
Bonei Olam.November 13, 2011 1:55 am at 1:55 am #826282TheGoqParticipant
Charity begins at home my address is ……………….November 13, 2011 1:57 am at 1:57 am #826283
Goq 🙂November 13, 2011 2:12 am at 2:12 am #826284brunfinParticipant
Community Torah Center of Bucks County – located in Richboro, PA under Rabbi and Mrs. Dovid Max is a wonderful kiruv mossad. I know that they need financial assistance to help with their Avodas Hakodeh. Their website is wwwJewishBucks.org.November 13, 2011 2:22 am at 2:22 am #826285WIYMember
I wish you much success. Heres some ideas:
The are desperate situations.
Mir Yerushalayim is in DEBT 10-20 MILLION DOLLARS
5227 New Utrecht Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11219November 13, 2011 8:36 am at 8:36 am #826286
am yisrael chai,
Can you detail which bikur cholim you mean? Doing a search for “bikur cholim” didn’t help me much. Do they have a website?
It looks like they’re doing great work. Would you know whether they are a 501(c)3? If not, can you find out?
Thanks for the good wishes. HelpthisJew is interesting!November 13, 2011 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #826287
EfratNovember 13, 2011 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #826288November 13, 2011 3:39 pm at 3:39 pm #826289
am yisrael chai,
That seems to just be a resource website. Do they actually have any services?November 13, 2011 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #826290
Checked your website yiddleit.com and it’s great! Kol hakavod!
Any job opportunities at this company?November 13, 2011 3:58 pm at 3:58 pm #826291
We received an email asking us how much money can actually be raised this way. I think the answer is quite illuminating, so I’ll be writing it here as well:
A lot! Search Engines have an ARPU (Average Revenue Per User) of $9-$18. There are approximately 8 million orthodox Jews today. If we can get just one percent of them to use Yiddleit as their primary search engine, we will be raising at least $60,000 a month, or $720,000 a year! Just multiply by that number for scenarios of more than one percent. All this without anyone having had to donate one penny!November 13, 2011 4:24 pm at 4:24 pm #826292
private people whom these organizations may not want to help
sometimes they adopt 2-3 families and work with them only and deny others who may be in the same need
i personally know of two such cases, one of whom died lonely and dependent on stranger and the other who is very sick now and the bills are just adding upNovember 13, 2011 4:27 pm at 4:27 pm #826293justsimchaMember
1)Yess! Yeshiva Education for Special Students
special yyashiva in queens ., its really a one of a kind, kids there would have went to public school.
2)American Friends of CHesed LorchimNovember 13, 2011 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #826294
Ms. Critique, please email us back regarding this issue; we’d like to see if we can do something about it.November 13, 2011 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #826295NatMember
Beth Jacob of Boro Park. It is the only school that is totally Community owned and operated.
The school serves Boro Park, Flatbush, Kensington, Bensonhurst, etc.
There is over 15% of the school that pays nothing or nearly nothing (due to “tzoros” r”l) – making it a huge chesed organization in addition to a chinuch mosad. And it is struggling presently.November 13, 2011 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #826296
Btw, to all those trying out the site, make sure you try the “searchbrowse” feature. Just click the blue “open” button next to any search result.November 13, 2011 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #826297aries2756Participant
SHUVU, it is an organization that Rav Pam z”tl started for Russian Children in E”Y. They have opened quite a few schools and have been widely successful in being m’karev Jewish Russian Children and through them their parents as well. They make them Bar Mitzvas and make them shidduchim and chassnas as well. It is amazing to watch a child go through the Shuvu system and become a true bas or baal Torah and shomrei mitzvos.
The other I would say is Justice for Sholom to help get Sholom Mordechai Rusbashkin a fair sentence or even a release on time served.November 13, 2011 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #826298
am yisrael chai,
Chai lifeline was on the list already. There aren’t any job openings right now, but possible in the close future. If you want, you can email your resume to contact [at] srlion dot comNovember 13, 2011 7:59 pm at 7:59 pm #826299oomisParticipant
Hatzalah, Bikur Cholim,Hachnossas Kallah, and Camp Simcha come to mind.November 13, 2011 8:35 pm at 8:35 pm #826300WIYMember
You are welcome. I have another good one for you. This organization is really struggling and if they go under it would be most unfortunate.November 13, 2011 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm #826301
We had just decided to close the list for the time being, but I spent some at the ourplace site, and I’m definitely including them. It’s just such a heartbreaking tragedy when places like that are in the danger of closing down. Let’s hope we can help make a difference.
Having said that:
I would like to solicit any ideas and/or recommendation as to how we can spread the word about yiddleit in the frum community. As I mention above, there is a real potential here to raise substantial amounts of money for tzedaka, all we need is for people to hear about it and start using the site. How do we go about doing that? (Maybe I should open a separate thread for this?)
MOD, we want to launch within the next few days. Could you advise as to how we could get YWN to have a writeup about it?
Tizku L’Mitzvos.November 14, 2011 12:42 am at 12:42 am #826302November 14, 2011 1:19 am at 1:19 am #826303principalMember
We just started a new organization called ALS Family Relief Fund. This if for families of people suffering with Lou Gherig’s (ALS) Disease. While most other charities give money for research for ALS, this fund is for the use of the families directly for such things as household help, tuition, tutors, counseling, mortgage,regular things families need which the breadwinner or mother can no longer provide. Contributions to ALS Family Relief Fund are tax deductible. Contributions can also be made by credit card by calling directly to 347-690-5414 and following the prompt. This was started by the family of a young fellow with 8 children aged 3-18 who can no longer move a limb, speak or eat. The money is also shared with other families who are in similar straits.
Any and all contributions are appreciated.I guess the moderator can be reached for more information on reaching us directly.November 14, 2011 2:59 am at 2:59 am #826304Yoin from BPMember
Although Camp Simcha is an extraordinary camp, I would not include it in the same catagory as many other struggling and deserving mosdos listed above. Camp Simcha has huge resources, both private and government.
Having said that, I think that there are 2 groups of people that can answer the question as well as or better than any of the above.
1) Rabbonim and 2) some of the better known g’virim who have ‘hands-on’ experience with tdedoko organizations.November 14, 2011 3:03 am at 3:03 am #826305adamsParticipant
I dont’ know, first you talk all about Tzedaka, and now its’ about promoting your site. Usually you have to pay for promotion and advertising. Everyone’s time is valuable. But it’s a clever idea you have there. Only thing is, how does the consumer know that you can be trusted with this 50% THING. I didn’t see any bio’s or faq’s about the people behind this site. You have to understand there is so much fraud in the world, it is most common to have fraud when someone says, we are giving 50%. Sorry if I am being negative just pointing out realities.November 14, 2011 6:15 am at 6:15 am #826306
First of all,you’re making a mistake: it’s not 50%, it’s 100%. Yiddleit was made for charity only. The money that comes in will go straight to a 501(c)3 that was setup to help distribute funds to charity organizations. I invite anyone who wants the details to contact us through the site, and we will send them all the pertinent info. If one of the mods contacted us to confirm everything, that would be even better.November 14, 2011 8:57 am at 8:57 am #826307
let me know how to contact you and i will give you info where monies can be sentNovember 14, 2011 2:41 pm at 2:41 pm #826308adamsParticipant
OK sorry bout that Shraga, I didn’t see this info on the site. It mentioned 50% so that I asssumed that the other 50 goes to the site.November 14, 2011 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #826309
adams, you’re right, it wasn’t clear, so we fixed that now.November 14, 2011 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm #826310Yoin from BPMember
I publicly apologize and ask mechila for stating above that CAMP SIMCHA receives governmental assistance. I have now learned that as a private enterprise (only accept Jewish kids), they are not entitled to public funding.November 15, 2011 2:18 am at 2:18 am #826311sem20Member
jewisheducationfund.netNovember 15, 2011 3:32 am at 3:32 am #826312LBKParticipant
How about Yad Eliezer?November 15, 2011 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #826313
I want to thank everyone for their suggestions. We’ve compiled a worthwhile list of charities, which may still undergo some changes over the next few days.November 15, 2011 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm #826314walton157Member
Baal HaNess (spelling?)
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