Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Organizational Ego

I went to a Modern Orthodox yeshiva high school in the New York Metro area. I get mail from them every other month or so, always asking for money. I happen to know that they are a pretty wealthy yeshiva (I was a scholarship kid). Why don't they use their mailing list for something else, like an Israel fund, or even a scholarship fund?

I served on the board of a yeshiva day school in a community outside of NY a few years ago. They viewed themselves as a "community school." Sure, they solicited for themselves, but they also sent mailings that showed that they cared for the Jewish world at large.

Why is the Jewish Communal New York world so narcissistic? I miss living in a real community.

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