VIDEO: Rabbi Tzvi Zev Shwartz Shlita: We’re Working On Placing The Lakewood Children; One Boy Shows Up To Learn With Rebbe

one school in keter torahEXCLUSIVE VIDEO: It was an emotional scene at Yeshiva Keter Torah this morning, as one 4th grade boy showed up to the closed school to learn with his Rebbe. The other classrooms were dark and empty. A tearful mother was in the office begging Rabbi Shwartz Shlita to find a school for her
two children. Rabbi Shwartz was on the phone trying to find placement for children.

keter torah rabbi shwartz tlsThat is what the scene looked like when TLS went down to visit the elementary school this morning, on what was to be the second day of school.

In an exclusive interview at the school this morning, Rabbi Shwartz Shlita tells TLS that Rabbi Dabba Shlita- the dean of the school – has merged the Lakewood school with the Deal school, and are currently trying to find placement for the children who will be remaining in Lakewood.

As first reported yesterday, the school – with approximately 150 children – closed down upon the suggestion of the Mashgiach Reb Matisyahu Solomon Shlita, due to financial difficulties.

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  1. If Lakewood is to survive and prosper as an Orthodox community the Vaad or other group of leaders must provide the leadership for an education system that will accept all of the Communities children. If there is no place for the children in the schools then why should anyone move to Lakewood?

  2. It’s always the proverbial “they”. Come on, #4, and everyone else who has ideas for improvements: Get involved. Volunteer your time in schools and organizations or start your own. This includes all those parents who feel discriminated against when trying to enroll their children. If you would be active in the community, you would have less trouble, or at least you would understand that it’s not personal and why. Lakewood needs YOU.

  3. Waterbury has plenty of room 4 all and has cheap housing an awesome pizza and fleishig store and accepts everyone blue shirts n all !

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