UK Lottery Boost for Torah Education
By Zeldy Rubin, Jewish Tribune staff
Jewish education received a boost with the announcement of a
National Lottery dedicated to schools and other orthodox
mosdos. Jewish Education Lottery UK (JEL) is the
brainchild of a well-known askan in Golders Green who
has founded two Jewish schools in North West London. The
beneficiaries of the proceeds will be any organization
connected with orthodox education.
The lottery will be drawn every month by a prominent rav or
member of the community. The winning numbers will be
advertised in the Jewish Tribune and other Jewish
media as well as the Manchester Advertiser. It's
anticipated that the first draw will take place in June.
Indications suggest there has been an overwhelmingly positive
response to the scheme. From Gateshead and Manchester in the
North to Hertfordshire, London Essex and Surrey in the South
there have been numerous requests for lottery books. A JEL
spokesman told the Tribune on Wednesday that its hoped to
sell up to 80,000 tickets each month. She said that JEL "will
help our children to have a brighter future."