Child Labor At Shul

Joe writes: "Every Orthodox shul hires teenage boys from local day schools like YULA to work childcare on Shabbat morning.  Don’t they have to daven as well?  What message are local rabbis sending to teenage boys that it is better to work Shabbat morning for $30 than to be in shul davening?"

I may have to withdraw my hechsher from such institutions.

Still, I wish some shul would offer me $30 to do some task on Saturday mornings instead of davening. I’m willing to sweep and clean and teach Torah and I’ll throw in a neck massage for the rabbi and a script consultation for the shul president.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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