By Anshel Pfeffer, April 2, 2009
If you’ve got $250,000 to spare, you could buy yourself a day to remember — Shabbat with the reclusive Gerrer rebbe.
The Gerrer Chasids have been hit by the global financial slump and seen a significant fall in fundraising. The Gerrer network has 120 schools and yeshivot around the world with 23,000 pupils. It also has many medical and welfare groups.
The Gerrer Rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Aryeh Alter, has taken the lead in an emergency fundraising campaign for the network that he controls.