Kollel Chibas Jerusalem Rabbi Meir Baal Haness Charity was founded in 1830, It remains one of the oldest and holiest charities in the world, and has inspired many other worthy organizations that have since followed its lead.

Founded In 1830 In the Orthodox quarter of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, at the end of Mea Shearim street, is an institution founded back in year 1830 still in the old city, it was named Kollel Chibas Jerusalem Reb Meyer Baal Haness Charity.

This was an institution that was founded by Jews from Galicia Poland, that came to Eretz Yisrael from Galicia Poland to spend a lifetime pursuing there Torah studies on a full time basis.

For this to work, it was important to find others who are willing to support the up keep of the institution itself and the living expenses of the students and there families.

Many have felt a holy honour and a must to help fund such a Kollel.

Big and holy Rebbi’s were involved and active in founding and organising this holy organisation to collect funds to help there brothers and sisters in the holy land.

Reb Meyer Baal Haness Pushkas were distributed to all Jewish homes were they would be filled with a few coins. Every family would spare whatever money they can for this holy cause,

A few times a year a local representative a GABBI makes rounds from house to house collecting the money,

This job of being a Gabbi for Reb Meyer Baal Haness is a holy honourable work that was Passed on from the first Gabboyim to there children, their were always new Gabboyim that volunteered to do this holy honourable work of collecting money from the Pushkas.

Many years before the war I started when Jews in Poland weren’t doing financially well, a call for help was made to other Countries in Europe and America, where Jews lived.

Besides the office in Galicia, in the city Barislov, that was founded years before, and the office in Berlin that was founded after world war I, offices where founded in England, Belgium, United States and in Australia.

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