Enabling scholarships for children to attend
Chabad Hebrew School
If you would like to add to this fund, please send donations to:
Chabad Jewish Center Aleph ChampHebrew School 1474 Siskiyou Blvd Ashland, OR 97520
The Schneerson Scholarship fund was founded by an anonymous donor in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneersohn ob”m, who deeply cared about the Jewish education of each and every single Jewish child. The purpose of the fund is to make Jewish education accessible to every single child no matter what their financial status is.
If you know of anyone who is not sending their child due to financial strain, please let them know about this fund.
If you would like to take part in this tremendous Mitzvah, please send in your donation and write Scholarship Fund on the Memo line. It is known that if you pay for the education of a Jewish child, that child is considered to be your very own child. We wish the founders and all donors much health, happiness, and success in all their endeavors and many spiritual children.
The story is told of Mr. Bobby Vogel, who was a diamond dealer in London, England; he counted among his accomplishments
and responsibilities the founding and support of the Lubavitch Grammar School in London. As the school-and the
budget-grew, it became more and more difficult to continue. At the Rebbe's urging, the school operated under the
philosophy that every Jewish child deserves a Jewish education; if the child's parents were unable to pay, the burden
fell on the school's administrators and funders.
At one point, Mr. Vogel felt he had reached wits' end. He poured his heart out to the Lubavitcher Rebbe in a private
audience, proclaiming that he could no longer shoulder the increased burden of additional needy students. The time
had come, he felt, to turn some people away.
The Rebbe responded:
Mr. Vogel, you are a businessman, so I'll respond in business terms. Imagine you are carrying a heavy burden, a
load of rocks. But not just any rocks. The bag is filled with blue-white diamonds, stones of the greatest clarity and value.
Yes, the load may be great, but the reward is even greater. Now along comes an opportunity: Someone wishes to add
yet another blue-white diamond to your load.
Do you approach the added load as a burden? Do you look at this as an additional problem, one you would gladly
avoid if you could? Or do you excitedly shoulder the extra weight, rejoicing at your opportunity to add one more gem
to your horde?
Every child, every person, every additional Jew you can help, is a diamond of exceptional, inestimable value. The
person who turns to you for help is not an added weight; he or she is an additional treasured opportunity!