Sunday, December 13, 2009

Rabbi Jacob Joseph School

Please consider making a contribution to the four schools under the umbrella of the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School. These schools are the Jewish Foundation School, a 400-student kiruv school on Staten Island under the leadership of Rabbi Richard Ehrlich; Yeshiva Merkaz HaTorah, which consists of a boys school under the leadership of Rabbi Mayer Friedman and a girls school led by Mrs. Esther Akerman; and a high school and beis medrash in Edison, NJ led by Rabbi Yaakov Busel and Rabbi Yosef Eichenstein.

This is a truly unique arrangement, in which RJJ strives to fulfill a key principle of Torah education - chanoch l'naar al pi darcho, teach each child in the ways that best meet his needs.

Many families whose children are attending our schools are receiving significantly reduced tuitions. At the same time, we are experiencing a huge downturn in contributions, more than 50 percent since April of this year.

This is my 37th year as RJJ's president and support of RJJ is below what it has been throughout this entire period. Please consider helping.

Donations can be be made electronically via Paypal, to or mailed to Rabbi Jacob Joseph School, 3495 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10306.