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    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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Lakewood Vaad HaTzedakah Changes the Reception Hours

In light of requests from people turning to the Vaad HaTzedakah in Lakewood, NJ, the Vaad has made additions in their hours of reception

Yochanan Weisberg 20/10/2009 13:45
The Lakewood Jewish community has a communal policy that anyone soliciting charity in the city must have a certificate of approval from the Vaad HaTzedakah “Tomchei Tzedakah of Lakewood.”

The Vaad HaTzedakah “Tomchei Tzedakah of Lakewood” deals with each applicant; the lion’s share of the work is in preparing the necessary documents for receiving the certificate from the Vaad. The Vaad works generously to faithfully assist the Torah and chessed institutions, and to faithfully assist people whose troubles have brought them to seek charity. However, because of incidents where fraudulent individuals have caused irreparable damage to Torah and chessed institutions the need arose to lay down the ground rules.

Today, every institution must fill out forms before they can turn to the donors. The details that must be filled out include all the personal information of the meshulach, the collector, such as his address in Israel, personal ID number, as well as endorsements from Vaadei Tzedakah in other locations and the address in which he will be staying in the city. Full and complete details are also requested about the institution for which he is collecting, the exact names on the bank accounts, the purpose of the institution, the number of students or cases dealt with each year, the yearly budget, year of founding, the amount paid by the institution to the collector, and additionally, the endorsements of well known communal activists who know the institution from up close.

In addition to this, the institutions must present letters of recommendation or reports that testify to the truth of the facts. Only after presenting all these forms will the Vaad Tomchei Tzedakah of Lakewood decide whether or not to endorse the person with a certificate to enable him to turn to the donors.

The Vaad HaTzedakah is now changing the hours to benefit the institutions, and they asked the offices of Olam HaTorah, the Universal Directory of Torah and Chessed Institutions, to publicize the new hours of reception, as follows:

In the afternoon: One half-hour from 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Evenings: 7:10 PM to 8:30 PM