Lakewood, NJ - Bais Faiga Cancels Class, 1800 Girls Are Home from School
Lakewood, NJ -The Lakewood Cheder and Bais Faiga were founded years ago under the auspices of Reb Shneur Kotler, ZT"L as Lakewood’s first school for the yeshivaleit. It has since blossomed into as a major educational force in the greater Lakewood Jewish community.
The Cheder and Bais Faiga are located in various facilities throughout the area. The Bais Faiga Elementary School has two buildings: the main campus on Courtney Rd. and the Grater building on Park Ave.
For many years, both mosdos have been run by their current administrator and principal.
But because of late payments to teachers and staff, Lakewood’s local rabbinical authority has sided with the teachers’ body in backing them up as they currently strike.
The strike developed after the mehaheless, together with teachers, claimed that they approached the Lakewood Beis Din led by Rabbi Forscheimer for guidance, and that the Beis Din—with the direct guidance of Reb Shmuel Kamenetsky—decided to call the current strike to protest the non-payment of the already-meager salaries to the teachers.
This past Friday, letters were send home by teachers to parents explaining their decision. The letter stated that since the teachers have not been paid recently, and because of a shortage in supplies, they now feel that there is no other option for their part other a cessation of teaching until the matter between the administration and the menahelless is resolved once and for all.
As it stands now, about 1,800 girls from the Bais Faiga Elementary School are staying home until further notice.
The situation in the boys’ school is also tense, but as of now there is no strike there.
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