Tuesday, April 12, 2011

News About Yeshivas Derech Hamelech - Personal Letter

R. Yerachmiel Weiss, who I posted about here and here, learns in the kollel at Yeshivas Derech Hamelech. The yeshiva is having serious financial difficulties and is in danger of closing its doors. Please click here to donate. Below is a letter from R. Weiss:
Dear Friend,

For the past seven years, Yeshivas Derech HaMelech has been helping young men grow in Torah and avodas Hashem. Many students have benefited from the transformational power of Derech HaMelech's integrated approach of intense Torah learning and Chassidus.

If you are receiving this email, you either (a) benefited directly from Derech HaMelech, or (b) know a student who has benefited directly from the Yeshiva. I don't need to remind you of the tireless efforts that Derech HaMelech's founder, R. Baruch Gartner, and it's teachers have put into the Yeshiva and the incredible impact that it has had on its students and their families. What I do need to tell you is that Derech HaMelech is in urgent need of funds to close its budget deficit. Over the past year, the financial climate has made it close to impossible for Derech HaMelech to meet its payroll. The Yeshiva may need to severely cut back its learning schedule or even close its doors.

We are asking everyone that has been connected to Derech HaMelech to pull together to help save this special makom Torah. It is unquestionably a unique place among the yeshivot in Jerusalem and it would be a great loss if it didn't survive. We are trying to raise $18,000 to fill in the remainder of the budget and keep the Yeshiva alive. It's not an enormous number, and if we all band together, we can do it! Here is how you can help:

1. DONATE: Go to http://derechhamelech.org/contactdonate. You can donate online at the bottom of the page.
2. TELL YOUR FRIENDS: Add a personal note and send this message to 10-20 people that you know and encourage them to help support Derech HaMelech.
3. DAVEN: It works. Storm the heavens for the survival of Yeshivas Derech HaMelech.

Thank you for your help.

Yerachmiel Elimelech Weiss
Campaign Coordinator
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