January 2, 2009 7:15 pm at 7:15 pm #589045
Many yeshiva’s send out their beis medrash bochurim to collect money (I’m not talking about the purim collecting, that’s for a different thread). What do you think of this? Would you give more money to bochurim who came to your house or to a rebbe who came?January 4, 2009 12:03 am at 12:03 am #629712YW Moderator-72Participant
Please show respect when discussing this issue. Yes, I know that this rule should be followed for all threadsJanuary 4, 2009 1:15 am at 1:15 am #629713tzippiMember
Do you mean a rebbe from the yeshiva should become a collector? (Maybe I should have typed ?!?!?) I don’t like the idea.
Unfortunately, we’re not in a position at the moment to give big; I doubt a rebbe would come to my house anyway. But assuming these boys had our local tzedaka approval paper (or I knew them or had a personal connection to the yeshiva) I would give as much if either came.January 4, 2009 2:18 am at 2:18 am #629714YW Moderator-42Moderator
Unfortunately tzippi, many Rebbeim are forced to become collectors because their Yeshivas’ don’t have money. Of course, they would rather be in the Yeshiva teaching and learning but the Yeshiva needs to get money somehow. I think the question qaws is asking is, is it better for the bochurim to take off from their learning or the Rebbeim to take off from their teaching, learning and other responsibilities. The question is whether people will give more to a chashuve Rabbi than to a Yeshiva Bochur. And if so, is it worth it for the Rabbi to take off from his other responsibilities for this purpose. Either way, someone is losing time that could have been spent learning but if no one collects than the Yeshiva might close or have fewer talmidim and less learning will be happening in total.January 4, 2009 2:32 am at 2:32 am #629715tzippiMember
So are we talking about parlor meetings or the rebbes going from door to door?January 4, 2009 2:42 am at 2:42 am #629716JosephParticipant
Rebbes do go door to door. It is an unfortunate necessity. And it is a very old custom.January 4, 2009 2:49 am at 2:49 am #629717
Tzippi- I’m talking about door to door. Parlor meetings can’t be done by bochurim, they have to be done by rebbeim.
Mod 42- thank you for explaining my question.January 5, 2009 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #629718PhyllisMember
I dont see too many bucherim come around during the yr. it is mainly Purim, I think its very nice for boys to get involved in their yeshivos. After all there is a certain amount of thanks one owes to their place of learning.
As far as collecting for Yeshivos, in general we mostly get letters in the mail. We get lots of collecters by the door, I usually dont even know what they are going around for, they show a paper in hebrew which i usually cant read…we just usually give a certain set amount when pple come to our door.January 5, 2009 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #629720January 5, 2009 6:11 pm at 6:11 pm #629721Just SmileParticipant
Torahis1 – when was the last time you gave money to Kupat Hair? And was it just because of their flyer?
Do those glossy flyers actually help or are they just a waste of time and money. If it was so simple why wouldn’t all yeshivos do that? Then we wouldn’t have financial problems!
(I don’t mean to sound cynical – I’m just raising some points.)January 5, 2009 9:07 pm at 9:07 pm #629722havesomeseichelMember
I think those colorful fliers are a big waste of money. they get thrown out anyways! It is one thing to have colorful signs hanging up, but to me, if fliers are colorful it says that they have enough money to spend on this they dont need much of my money. I know thats mean to say, but what is the point? Like the electric company sending 5 of the same glossy full colored papers in my bill to tell me not to waste paper and money and switch to online billing. Its a waste of money. black and white says the same thing.January 5, 2009 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #629723oomisParticipant
Well, when the little kids come collecting for THEIR Yeshivahs (and four of five little ones come together), I give to each one of them, so their school probably ends up with a lot more from me than it would have, otherwise.January 6, 2009 11:18 am at 11:18 am #629724intellegentMember
about those glossy booklets, I think they’re not fair also. They say, H-m wants you/us to give to _____ organization. I don’t think Hashem plays favorites with organizations. I think Hashem wants us to give Tzedakka to worthy causes not necessarily to one specific organization.
Another thing that bothers me is that they don’t treat gedolim with respect by plastering photos of them all over. I don’t think it’s bakovodig.January 6, 2009 5:41 pm at 5:41 pm #629725[email protected]Participant
intellegent, you made two very very true statements, thank you…January 6, 2009 6:02 pm at 6:02 pm #629726January 6, 2009 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #629727
Those are some very good points. Plastering flyers everywhere and sticking them into every news publication every week does seem like a waste.
What can the yeshiva’s do to get money? The yeshiva’s need some new ideas. Every yeshiva has a dinner, chinese auction, and a raffle. What more can they do?January 6, 2009 7:24 pm at 7:24 pm #629728NewlyWedMember
About those flashy flyers: very often the printing gets sponsored by an individual and/or printing company. It is their form of Tzedakah and serves as Yiten Vyitni Acheirim since these brochures do catch others’ attention…May 2, 2022 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm #2081834n0mesorahParticipant
I hate it. The yeshiva can allow boys to collect, but not to work. When the boy stops learning fulltime – be it 15 or 50, what do you think crosses his mind first?
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