An organization that provides financial guidance and empowerment to families has
set out to give hesder yeshiva students the necessary tools to make the right
Following the success of a pilot program run in the
Kiryat Shmona and Shadmot Mechola yeshivas, the Paamonim organization will offer
its services to hesder students nationwide.
Over the course of three
meetings, the young men – many of them newly married – will learn about
responsible consumerism, building budgets and keeping to them, receive banking
advice and learn about negotiating with financial institutions.
in an important time of general awakening regarding the financial abilities of
the general public, and specifically the middle class,” said Paamonim Director
“This is the time to empower the younger generation that
is establishing households.
Hesder students are in a crucial point in
life, in which professional guidance will help them build the foundations of
their financial structures, and keep them from making the wrong decisions that
could lead young individuals or families to fiscal dire straits.”
Tzfania Drori, head of the Kiryat Shmona yeshiva, where the first such endeavor
was tried out by Paamonim, praised the initiative.
“Even if they are very
wise, yeshiva students too need the tools to deal with temptations and
difficulties in their daily lives,” Drori said.