No ninth grades will be opening in Lakewood on Monday on the direction of the Roshei Yeshiva of BMG – until every child is accepted into school.
According to TLS which first reported the story, a total of nine girls are still not accepted into high school. The Mashgiach, HaRav Matisyahu Salomon along with the Roshei Yeshiva have instructed the schools to keep their ninth grades closed, until every child is placed. All other grades will be open
Askonim have been working tirelessly the past few months / week to have every child accepted into school. The number was originally close to 70, and has since been reduced to 9. It should be noted that some of the girls have been accepted into some school, but they (or their parents) do not want them in those schools.
Sources tell YWN that there are some other major Yeshiva issues brewing in Lakewood. One elementary school named “Ohel Esther” that has approximately 90 girls will not be reopening due to a lack of funds. Those children have still not been placed into other schools as of Friday afternoon. Askonim are working tirelessly to ensure that they are all accepted into other Mosdos by next week.
YWN reminds our readers that in 2016, R’ Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, the Philanthropist from Los Angeles delivered a powerful speech at a well-attended dinner that rocked the Lakewood community – and the Chareidi world at large. A video of the speech was viewed hundreds of thousands of times. The controversy exploded, with Rechnitz issuing a statement and clarification letter. The issue that everyone was afraid to speak about in Lakewood was finally brought to the forefront, and was rapidly spreading to other Frum communities around the world that suffer from the same issue.
One person who spent 25 years in Chinuch told YWN that thanks to Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz, the Yeshivas have started working harder to accept children into their schools.
(Charles gross – YWN)