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Help build a cheder melamed in Israel.
$1,310 raised
34% of $3.8k goal
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5 Years running
The Derech Hashem Project is about bringing Torah education to the places in Israel that would most benefit.
The Tanna, Rabbi Chiya declared that he worked to ensure that Torah would not be forgotten, and he described the lengthy process by which he did so. He sowed flax and made nets and traps from the fibers. He used these to trap deer, whose meat he distributed to orphans and whose skins he made into parchment. He wrote out the five Chumashim and the six orders of Mishnah and then went to places where there were no teachers for the young children. He taught each Chumash to one of five children and each seder of Mishnah to one of six and told them that in his absence they should teach what they had learned to each other.

Welcome to Tekoa, home for 700 precious Jewish families, situated in the beautiful Judean Hills, only 15 minutes south of Jerusalem.

The start up Talmud Torah Kindergarten in Tekoa, the first of its kind, grew from 5 kids to 40 in three years. The kindergarten, "Gan Derech Hashem" provides each child with a nurturing environment and guides them on the path of Torah and Mitzvot in the spirit of the Baal Shem Tov loving Hashem and mankind. Our door is open to welcome every child from three to six years old regardless of background.

We have an urgent need to build a "חדר מלמד", a small wooden room for one on one Torah learning between teacher and student. Curently the melamed need to sit outside with the children. This can not be done in the summer and winter.

I invite you to join us in making sure that the Torah will never be forgotten just as the Tanna Rabbi Chiya taught us.

This is a unique Mitvah that combines building Eretz Yisrael, supporting Torah, kiruv, and charity for children and their families.

“One should not interrupt a child who is learning in a Talmud Torah even to build the Beit hamikdash.”

"The whole world exists only in the merit of the Torah study of young children"

"How great are the achievements of Chiya!"

Rabbi Yehuda Hanasi

Any donation will buy you a share.

Donations of $100 will receive a name inscribed on the walls of the room that will God willing echo with the sounds of Torah learning.

Donations of $180 will receive two names inscribed on the walls of the room that will God willing echo with the sounds of Torah learning.

Donations of $500 will also receive two names and In addition we will dedicate a weeks worth of learning in your merit for the sake of a blessing of your request.

You will also receive a printed portrait of the new room with your name inscribed.

Forever grateful,

Rabbi Avraham Daniel Fried
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