Friday, September 12, 2008


Readers of this blog, and many blogs, are certainly familiar with R' Yacov (Yankie) Horowitz. They may or may not be as familiar with the institution he runs, Darchei Noam. Unfortunately, Darchei Noam is going through a difficult time in terms of funding, and R' Horowitz has had to start an appeal to the public for funds.

Darchei Noam is, as R' Gil (who immediately pledged $180) put it, a necessary educational institution. It is not an extra institution; it is not merely a very nice thing to have that serves a purpose, such as a kollel, or a kiruv program, or many of the other wonderful organizations that exist in the frum community. It is a baseline institution that is needed to help kids who otherwise might not receive that help. Its existence alone has helped create an awareness and forum for some of the most difficult issues facing the Orthodox Jewish community which has helped greatly in making an impact in addressing those issues - and there is much more work that needs to be done.

If you are able to, please support R' Horowitz and Darchei Noam by donating, either via PayPal or make a check payable to Darchei Noam Payroll Drive and mail it to R' Horowitz's attention at Yeshiva Darchei Noam, 257 Grandview Road, Suffern N.Y. 10901. One small note - it is impressive that R' Horowitz has always emphasized that everything must be overseen by others, and this is the case now, as well:
We created a segregated account for those who may wish to contribute to this drive and it is being managed and overseen by two Darchei Noam parents; Gud Mayer Adler,, and David Koegel
Again, this is a vital institution within the Jewish community and it needs our support. Thank you.