Let’s not claim that we don’t have the money. We find the money for what we prioritize as a community. If you do not provide people with meaning, it is very hard to raise money successfully in the long-term. Knowledge is the glue of peoplehood. And we can’t leave Jewish adult education to individuals. It has to be a burning institutional concern.
We also use the term shtark to mean learned. We all need a shtarker image.
Erica Brown, “The Shtarker Image”, The Jewish Week (6 September 2013), 70.