The Yeshiva of Brooklyn asks two disabled students not to return to school this fall because the school is not accessible for disabled students – an apparent violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
YESHIVA OF BROOKLYN
[TALMUDICAL SCHOOL OF BROOKLYN}
August, 7, '14
Dear Rabbi and Mrs. *****
We hope you are having a pleasant summer.
But we must tell you that we are devastated. You know better than anyone the love and mesiras nefesh to ***** by everyone in our Yeshiva - Hanhalah, Rebbeyim, staff and talmidim.
Yet - to our utter dismay - we will not be able to continue being mechanech *****, because - as we have discussed with you months ago - the elevator is totally broken and requires a complete overhaul. The cost of doing this is $75,000, an amount that the Yeshiva cannot ever nearly afford to pay. ***** and one other boy are the only talmidim who use the elevator, and we just will have to do without it.
We realize that this precludes ***** from attending Yeshiva, and we are heartbroken about it. But this is really right now. We hope you understand that we have no choice in this matter.
If we can be of any further assistance, kindly contact us.
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