The Danger in Discontinuing Chinuch Atzmai Transportation
By Yechiel Sever
An outcry for survival for the future of thousands of Jewish children who are coming closer to Torah echoed painfully throughout the emergency gathering of hundreds of principals of Chinuch Atzmai schools throughout the country which took place on Sunday evening in the Wagshal halls in Bnei Brak. Attended by the roster of gedolei Yisrael, it was called to address the budgetary crisis threatening the continuation of transportation for tens of thousands of students seeking a Torah education in the Chinuch Atzmai schools.
The hundreds of Chinuch Atzmai school principals attending the emergency meeting responded to the cry of the organization and that of the Union of Agudath Israel Teachers regarding the spiritual threat hovering over the future of over thirty thousand students from periphery settlements who have been drawn close to a life of Torah. They are totally dependent upon the transportation system gathering them up from remote villages and settlements and bringing them to Torah schools in closer urban locations, a service which is not supported by the government and is in danger of immediate collapse.