Poll: Should Vaad for School Acceptance Resume to Full Duty?


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  1. Question; have the people Been listening to the vaad at all? When they place your child in a school, are you happy to go, or just continue the same waiting game?

    • Absolutely correct.
      The amount of people who the Vaad has placed but still insisted on waiting (even into the next school year) for the specific school of their choice is astounding.

      Also, the Vaad is (mostly) a one man operation who has been doing this for all these years with no recompense (or even thanked).
      He doesn’t owe anybody to continue.

    • The people who have refused to go to the schools they were accepted to and instead engage in demagoguery are to blame in large part for the fact that the Vaad is no longer going to do this

  2. Hey Jimmy

    If it was really your pain . Please explain. Everybody know fir the last 10 years or more that there is a severe shortage of high school seats because it takes a lot of money to run a girls high school if you want to hire the right talent and run all the girls extra curricular programs . Yet, besides a few crazy Roshe Mosdos who their schar is to get called all kinds of nasty names ,nobody else has raised the necessary funds and started the schools. Many people have offered to start schools if the kehila would supply the funding. There isno kehila to takethat responsibility .If you really felt their pain, please tell us what you have done to help start and continue to fund new high schools. Besides giving advice on blogs to close schools down.

  3. The Vaad should stay shut and let the privately owned schools take the heat for once . after what happened two weeks ago from the biggest school in town which was major slap in the face the schools should be left to fend for themselves

  4. To Chaim
    Your comment is a little incoherent. You talk about one school doing something ,a dkdp in the face ,and then you say that all the other private schools should take the heat for that ? The schools are not taking the heat for that one schools action. It’s the unfortunate girls who will now be taking the heat for that action of breaking the achdus of the schools working together.

  5. We BH have tens and tens of Kehillos with their respective chashuvah Rabonim.
    Isn’t it time for the Rabonim to get together and form committees and appoint individuals to oversee these issues which affect the entire community?

    Just a thought.

  6. I think that all the schools should sit down together with the Rabbi’s, and all sign on a paper that they will all listen to rabbanim and the outcome of the meeting should be that all of them will not open until every kid is in school or if they won’t listen, then they are not allowed to open because then they are not going with daas Torah why is Lakewood the only place that every person thinks that they have to be better than everyone else?
    If all these schools stop going by money and big names of their students, then maybe all the kids will be in school I think it’s terribly sick that they don’t go by the rabbanim any more, and they think they just open their school for just money, money money/ names, names, names every single one of those people that open a school, the rabbanim should make them sign that they will go by the vaad if not, then they can’t open

  7. If all the Rabbonim would have sat down with their mispallim and trained them that they all their tzedokoh money should go to a fund to support our schools ,then everything would have been fine. It’s a little backwards to get the Rabbonim to close down the schools when they were never active in helping to keep them open in the first place . Schools don’t just grow on trees. Every new high school needs tens of millions for a building. And large amounts of money to hire the right talented principals and teachers Many existing schools need millions to expand their building and add classes abd hire new staff . It’s very easy to close down schools. Anybody can do that .What we need is people and Rabonim who will work hard to help open them up and keep the existing ones open.

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