In a year where visiting one another is sadly not possible, the typical shpieling and collecting for local mosdos was very much at risk. Seeing the need for an innovative solution, we devised this program where NW London schools and local organisations could record their shpiels in a Covid compliant manner, and have them enjoyed on the popular Charity Extra website. Both Charity Extra and Achisomoch are co-sponsors of ShpielTime!
Are the videos all appropriate for family viewing?
Besides for requiring adherence to Covid safety guidelines, ShpielTime! formed a special Vaad Rabbonim, under the supervision of Rav Yisroel Meir Greenberg (Rov of Golders Green Beth Hamedrash) to screen the propriety of each presentation from a halachic, hashkofic as well as tzenious perspective.
What is Chomesh L'Chinuch?
Chomesh L’Chinuch is a North West London initiative aiming to encourage our community to prioritise the funding of schools, and with the aim that 20% of a persons’ total tzedokoh distribution should be allocated to NW London schools. Its goal is to make up the annual schools’ shortfall of £7.5M million pounds. Since launching in 2015, Chomesh L’Chinuch has raised over £1,000,000 for NW London Schools.
What other initiatives does Chomesh L’Chinuch operate?
Nearly every Jewish school in NW London and beyond, with its substantial Kodesh programme, has a significant financial shortfall in its annual budgets. In order to deliver a first class and successful Kodesh curriculum for the chinuch of our children, the difference has to be fund-raised from voluntary donations and the general community. In many schools these fundraising efforts are very challenging and gaps still remain.
Chomesh L’Chinuch was set up as an innovative shul-based solution to this communal problem. Shul members are encouraged to prioritise and allocate one-fifth (a ‘Chomesh’) of their Tzedokah distributions to the local schools attended by the children of their Shul. This is based on the Halachic guidance that the community must support its essential infrastructure including local schools and the importance of correctly prioritising one’s Tzedokah donations. Members are not expected to increase their already generous Tzedokah distributions, rather it is simply a system of allocating an appropriate percentage (20% - a ‘Chomesh’) to local chinuch.
The Chomesh L’Chinuch program has so far been adopted and implemented in the following Kehillos: Golders Green Beth Hamedrash, Hendon Adass, Beis Yisroel (Dayan Ehrentreu), Beis Shmuel, Edgware Adath and Beis Yissochor Dov (Hager’s).
Chomesh L’Chinuch are keen to roll out this initiative across more shuls in the area and given the initial success, many other local shuls and school treasurers are eagerly awaiting the expansion of the project to their communities. CLC is aiming for £1m distributions per year. For more information visit .
If your shul / kehilloh would like to join the communal Chomesh L’Chinuch project - please email mgmt@Chinuch20.org.
If you would like to donate towards Chomesh L’Chinuch (for schools of your choice) and join 100s of Chomesh L’Chinuch donors, whether your Kehillo has joined the CLC or not (yet!) - please visit http://www.chinuch20.org/sign-up .
Representatives of 26 NW London schools receiving their Chomesh L'Chinuch cheques.