Saturday, November 05, 2005

Photo of Rabbi David Kaye with two other Rabbinic Sexual Predators - Jewish Whistleblower

A photo of Rabbi David Kaye with two other Rabbinical Sexual Predators - Rabbi Jerrold Levy (of Boca Raton, Florida. Pleaded guilty in August, 2001 to two counts of soliciting sex through the Internet and two counts of child pornography. He was sentenced to six years in prison) and Rabbi Israel Kestenbaum (of Highland Park, NJ. Sentenced to five years of probation and counseling in a cyber-proposition case. received the after he had pleaded guilty to trying to arrange a sexual tryst over the Internet with a police officer posing as a 13-year-old girl named "Katie." The judge explained that he did not sentence Kestenbaum to jail because the rabbi's wife has cancer. The National Association of Jewish Chaplains expelled Kestenbaum for violating ethics rules.)

(Back row, L to R) Rabbi Israel Kestenbaum, Rabbi Sanford Akselrad, Rabbi Abraham Morduchowitz, Rabbi Michael Davis, Rabbi Moshe Morduchowitz, Rabbi Bennett Rackman, Rabbi Raphael Ostrovski, Rabbi Gerrold Levy; (Front Row, L to R) Rabbi Feivel Wagner, Rabbi Carl Perkins, Rabbi Bonita E. Taylor, Rabbi David Kaye, Rabbi Mychal Springer, Rabbi David Nelson.

2) Part of the photo of himself, Rabbi David Kaye sent to what he believed was a 13 year old boy. Also a transcript of their online conversation. Caution this is NOT recommended reading. It is very graphic and truly repugnant.

Wannabe Pedo's Picture

3) Panim statement
November 2, 2005.On October 31, 2005, Rabbi David Kaye, former PANIM Vice President for Program , informed me of certain personal conduct that took place outside of our organization, that may soon be aired as part of a larger news story on national television. He immediately tendered his resignation, which I accepted.We currently are undertaking an internal inquiry to be certain that there has been no similar misconduct at PANIM, in any way. At this point, there have been no allegations of, nor any evidence of, any improprieties involving PANIM programs or participants and Rabbi Kaye or any other staff member. Furthermore, no complaints have ever been lodged against Rabbi Kaye or any other staff member by students, visiting faculty, parents or fellow staff members.The trust which parents and schools place in us to care for their teenagers imposes a heavy responsibility on PANIM. PANIM maintains a zero tolerance policy for any inappropriate activity or behavior involving our faculty, staff or participants. That policy and our rigid enforcement of it, have served to protect our students from unfortunate incidents that have taken place in other institutions serving young people.Our primary responsibility is the well being of our participants and the integrity of our program. For 18 years PANIM has had a stellar reputation for providing transformative educations programs for Jewish youth focused on Jewish values and social responsibility. Our faculty and staff remain committed to training the next generation of Jewish leadership and to ensuring the well being of our participants.


Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Excerpts related to Rabbi David Kaye. Note the group photo used by NBC with Rabbi Kaye among a group of Rabbis that includes two other Rabbis convicted of soliciting sex from children over the internet is the one noted at

NBC News
November 4, 2005 Friday
Dateline NBC 8AM EST NBC

To Catch a Predator; Hidden camera investigation lures sexual predators from the Internet to home in Washington, DC
Reporters: Chris Hansen


STONE PHILLIPS: The men you just saw were all trolling Internet chat rooms trying to meet up with an underage teen-ager. Good evening. I'm Stone Phillips.
ANN CURRY: And I'm Ann Curry. It's a dangerous side of the Internet, one that's growing, and many children are at risk. So we went undercover, filling a house with hidden cameras, and soon a long line of visitors came knocking, expecting to find a young teen-ager they'd been chatting with on the Internet home alone.
PHILLIPS: Instead they found DATELINE. We want to warn you that some of what you'll see tonight is explicit, but parents need to know what their kids can confront when they sit down at the computer. Chris Hansen has our DATELINE Hidden Camera Investigation.

CHRIS HANSEN reporting: (Voiceover) You are watching respected members of the community who have a secret--a potentially criminal secret involving the possible sexual exploitation of children.

(Various men)

HANSEN: (Voiceover) They think they're headed for a clandestine meeting with a 12-, 13- or 14-year-old.

(Various men in home)

DEL: Hello?
DEL: Hey. Hold one second. I got to change my shirt, OK?
Rabbi KAYE: OK.
HANSEN: (Voiceover) They think a child is home alone.
HANSEN: (Voiceover) Tonight, a DATELINE Hidden Camera Investigation will explore how some men use the Internet to attempt to meet children apparently for sex.
HANSEN: (Voiceover) What about this guy? A man in his position is just about the last person you'd expect to be showing up at our house.

It's 4:00 in the morning in an AOL chat room. This 54-year-old man screen-named REDBD, messages a 13-year-old boy named Conrad saying, "I'm prowling for young men." What he goes on to say--and the pictures he sends are so graphic we had to carefully edit them before putting them on television. And as you'll hear when we read from his chat log, it's clear REDBD knows what he's doing is wrong.

(David Kaye entering home; chat text on computer screen; photo of Kaye; text from chat)

redbd: (From chat log) You're only 13.
madc rad1992: (From chat log) Yeah.
redbd: (From chat log) That's rape.
madc rad1992: (From chat log) Dude, I tell you that before***(as spoken).
redbd: (From chat log) Yes, I remember.
madc rad1992: (From chat log) Oh, OK.
redbd: (From chat log) Just you're so, so young. I've never been with a young man like you, but I would like to.

HANSEN: (Voiceover) While the two are chatting online we conduct a background check, and are absolutely shocked by what this man does for a living, and now he's in our kitchen after making a date for sex with a boy he thinks is 13.

(Web page on computer screen; Kaye entering home)

DEL: Hello?
Rabbi KAYE: Hi.
DEL: Hey, hold one second. I got to change my shirt, OK?
Rabbi KAYE: OK.
DEL: I spilled diet Coke on it. I got to ask you, so are you going to be up for tonight?
Rabbi KAYE: We'll see.
HANSEN: So how can I help you?
What are you doing here?
Rabbi KAYE: Not something good. This isn't good.
HANSEN: Not good? That's kind of an understatement, isn't it? What do you do for a living?
Rabbi KAYE: I'm a rabbi.

HANSEN: (Voiceover) That's right, a rabbi. The man who sent naked pictures of himself is a man of God. He's a staff member at a Jewish youth educational organization.

(Kaye talking to Hansen in kitchen; text on computer screen)

HANSEN: Now presumably you counsel families and children in your position as a rabbi.
Rabbi KAYE: Sure.
HANSEN: What are you doing as a man of God, as a rabbi in this house trying to meet a 13 year old boy?
HANSEN: (Voiceover) Instead of answering, the rabbi asks to know who I am. But before I tell him, I want to ask him about those pictures he sent.

(Kaye talking to Hansen in kitchen)

HANSEN: You sent pornographic pictures. That's a federal offense right there.
Rabbi KAYE: OK, look, you know I'm in trouble and I know I'm in trouble. I am not interested in getting any further in trouble.
HANSEN: (Voiceover) Then we heard that familiar excuse.

(Kaye talking to Hansen in kitchen)

Rabbi KAYE: This is not something that I have done, ever.

HANSEN: You've never done this before? You know, because I hear that a lot.

(Voiceover) You'll hear more from the rabbi later.


(Split screen showing Hansen with six different men in home; Hansen talking to Kaye)

Rabbi KAYE: Oh, no. Come on, guy.

CURRY: You'll see that confrontation when we come back. And what would drive a rabbi, or anyone, to this kind of behavior?

(Voiceover) We'll shed light on that coming up.


HANSEN: (Voiceover) Whatever power they thought they had, it's lost as soon as they see me. And now they're about to learn I'm not a parent or the police. First the rabbi.

(People manning control room, watching hidden camera monitors; Kaye talking to Hansen)

Rabbi KAYE: Could you please show me who--tell me who you are?
HANSEN: I'm more than happy to tell you who I am.
Rabbi KAYE: Tell me, please.
HANSEN: I'm Chris Hansen with DATELINE NBC, and you we're doing a story on computer predators.
Rabbi KAYE: Oh, no. Come on, guy.
HANSEN: You don't--you don't want to go there. You don't want.
Rabbi KAYE: You've got to stop this.
Unidentified Crew Member: Sit down. Sit down.
Rabbi KAYE: You don't have any right to...
HANSEN: You're free to leave. You're free to leave any time.

(Voiceover) Now, they knew this was all being taped for the record, and for broadcast on DATELINE. The doctor...

(Kaye leaving home; Hansen talking to Beck)


HANSEN: (Voiceover) Maybe that's why so many of the men who visited our house walked in so confidently, almost like they owned the place. Remember Rabbi David Kaye?

(Various men entering home; Kaye in home)

Rabbi KAYE: We'll see.

HANSEN: (Voiceover) Despite his actions caught on hidden camera and his graphic Internet exchange, Rabbi Kaye called us several times claiming he did nothing wrong. However, earlier this week he resigned his staff position, informing his employer he was going to be featured in this DATELINE story. He also had no comment about this picture DATELINE found while investigating the rabbi's background. It shows Kaye in a group photo including two other rabbis caught and convicted of soliciting a child for sex on the Internet.

(Kaye in home; chat text on computer screen; Kaye talking to Hansen; Kaye's bio on computer screen; group photo; close-ups of Kaye and two other men in group photo)

November 05, 2005 6:06 PM  
Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Video from expose of Rabbi David Kaye on Dateline NBC (short commercial followed by 5 minute video):

November 05, 2005 9:56 PM  
Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

This is the bio for Rabbi Kaye from the Panim website that was very briefly shown on the Dateline news documentary. It is no longer on the Panim website.

Rabbi David A. Kaye, Vice President for Program

Rabbi David A. Kaye has been a Jewish educator for 30 years. He has been a pulpit rabbi for 17 years serving Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD and Congregation Agudas Achim, San Antonio, TX. He created award winning synagogue theme programs, many with the focus on tikkun olam. A member of the Rabbinical Assembly, David has staffed numerous USY conventions and retreats. As a leader in the Washington Federation, he was instrumental in the creation of several innovative youth and Jewish educational initiatives.

November 06, 2005 12:44 AM  
Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Dateline reporter Chris Hansen answers viewer mail regarding documentary that exposed Rabbi David Kaye:

November 06, 2005 10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why people shouldn't leave their children alone with so-called religious people. This is why if I have a child, there is no way in hell I am leaving them in church.

May 01, 2010 10:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what makes me truly ill is that this has become a weapon for the anti-semitic. there are Jew-haters who are now using this as their reason to spew evil makes me so sad.
I suppose if they didn't have this, they'd find another reason. I don't understand it. pedophiles are everywhere, in every religion. but why should I expect these people to use reason, when they have none?

May 23, 2010 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope this man gets abused cause this is not ok get it kaye??

what a sicko

March 14, 2011 6:08 PM  

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