Rav Binyomin Wilhelm zt”l, Rav Chaim Brim zt”l and ybl”c Rav Yitzchok Scheiner shlit”a were witness to the unfortunate reality of Sefardic children not receiving a Jewish education, causing them to turn away from Yiddishkeit. Taken in by the temptations of the street, these youth were quickly being lost to Klal Yisroel.
Mifal is a program that provides after-school classes to teach Sefardic children who are in nominally frum schools about Torah, mitzvos and the beauty of Yiddishkeit.
Mifal introduces Yiddishkeit to boys and girls from families who know little about their Mesorah and are unwilling to give their children a true Torah chinuch. However, they are willing to send them to Mifal’s after school classes. Once in the program they develop a desire to become Shomrei Torah U’Mitzvos and eventually go on to enroll in mainstream Yeshivos. Many of the thousands of Mifal children have grown into bnei Torah, talmidei chachomim, and Torah leaders in their respective communities.
Aside from the incentives, such as a ticket and prize system that is utilized, the warmth and geshmak the rabbeim display have the students spreading the word to their friends and neighbors, whose interest in joining the program is thus piqued.
The effectiveness of the organization was on full display, as over 1,000 people, Mifal talmidim, parents and Rabbeim, gathered for an inspiring Mesiba. The highlight of the event was the address from R’ Yitzchok Scheiner Shlit”a, Nasi of Mifal today.
Not only do the boys and girls of Mifal grow immensely, but they go home and share what they have learned with their families, who hear about keeping Shabbos, eating kosher, learning Torah and doing mitzvos. Their parents and siblings are impacted by their enthusiasm and influenced to join in this growth. As a Mifal child grows into a ben Torah, he eventually moves on, gets married, and establishes a family. The work of Mifal continues to pay dividends, as new generations of bnei Torah emerge thanks to an organization that seeks to transform the spiritual lives of our brethren.
Spoken by R’ Hager, Mifal’s Menahel, “We cannot turn away any of the 100’s of boys and girls waiting to join our Mifal classes”.
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