Currently, Yungerleit in BMG eligible for Kollel checks receive approximately $350 monthly, for a total of approximately $4,200 annually.
Seeing the amount the Yungerleit were receiving, R’ Lazer Scheiner made the commitment to bring up the numbers and provide Yungerleit with larger paychecks.
R’ Scheiner immediately got to work and put together a group of Baalei Batim to join him in the initiative, aiming to pay Yungerleit $1,000 monthly, plus an additional $750 check for Sukkos, and $750 for Pesach, for a total of $13,500 annually.
Sources tell TLS this initiative would cost approximately $50,000,000 annually, and millions of dollars have already been raised – with a large sum donated by R’ Lazer himself, along with multiple other Baalei Batim from Lakewood and beyond.
The first such checks are expected to be distributed as early as this Zman.