Chomesh L’Chinuch

Chomesh L’Chinuch

A Brief History

The Problem

  • NW London Jewish Schools are suffering a £7,000,000 annual deficit.
  • Most Rebbes receive salaries below their families’ basic living requirements.
  • Yet over 80% of our NW London community give less than 10% of their total Tzedokoh allocation to local schools (excluding fees).

The Solution

  • If the community allocated 20% of their Tzedokoh donations to our local schools, the deficit would be substantially reduced.
2015

JUNE

In light of the serious financial issues facing local schools, Rabbi YM Greenberg calls for Golders Green Beth Hamedrash (GGBH) members to donate 20% of their Tzedokoh outgoings towards local schools of their choice.

Chomesh L’Chinuch launches at GGBH encouraging members to donate their chomesh (“20%”) into a central Shul Chomesh L’Chinuch Fund.
This will be distributed based on donors’ requests or allocated pro-rota to the schools attended by the GGBH members.

SEPTEMBER

Anonymous donors top up new contributions to the GGBH Chomesh L’Chinuch fund by 20%

2016

MARCH

In order to determine the allocation of funds raised, GGBH Members Chomesh L’Chinuch organizes an annual Children School survey listing which local schools their children attend.

APRIL

ALLOCATION 1

Chomesh L’Chinuch GGBH distributes £49,390 to local NW Schools

 

This is very generous of the donors and GGBH. Well done on successfully launching this initiative and leading the way by example.

– Mr. Moshe Morris, Finance Governor, Menorah High School

Chomesh L’Chinuch is a truly incredible initiative, incredible achievement and a real Kiddush Hashem.

– Mr Danny Brodie, Governor, Pardes House Primary School

DECEMBER

ALLOCATION 2

Chomesh L’Chinuch GGBH Distributes £55,400 to local NW Schools, bringing the total amount donated to over £100,000

 

I am delighted to hear this tremendous news and thank you the organisers, and Rabbi Greenberg for creating this
wonderful initiative. On behalf of everyone at Hasmonean, I say that we are extremely grateful to you. The extra funds will make a real difference to our students lives.

– Mrs J Rashbass, Chair, Finance Committee at Hasmonean High School

2017

JUNE

Achisomoch provides its users the option to automatically allocate 20% (a chomesh) of their account deposits to Chomesh L’Chinuch.

JULY

Hendon Adass Yisroel joins Chomesh L’Chinuch

DECEMBER

Chomesh L’Chinuch organise the annual Children Survey, for both HAYC and GGBH memberships.

2018

JANUARY

ALLOCATION 3

Chomesh L’Chinuch GGBH and HAYC jointly distribute £155,000 to local NW Schools, bringing the total amount donated to over £255,000.

 

FEBRUARY

Beis Hamderash Beis Yisroel (The Dayan’s Shul) becomes the third member shul

JUNE

Beis Hamderash Beis Shmuel becomes the forth member shul

2019

JANUARY

ALLOCATION 4

Chomesh L’Chinuch distribute a record-breaking £251,100 to local NW London schools, bringing the total amount donated to £511,100.

MOVING FORWARD….

More NW London shuls set up a Chomesh L’Chinuch program, as the community moves closer towards its initial goal of raising £1,00,000 per year for local chinuch
To launch Chomesh L’Chinuch in your shul, please contact Eli Katz (eli@chinuch20.org) or Emanuel Meyer (emanuel@chinuch20.org)