Friday, November 11, 2005

Updated - CALL TO ACTION: Demand Action on the Case of Rabbi David Kaye

From: The Awareness Center, Inc.

Rabbi Kaye was originially video taped back in August, 2005 by Dateline NBC. Since then nothing has been done regarding this case

Please contact the following individuals and agencies:

1) Telephone and write Rabbi Joel H. Meyers. Demand that the Rabbinical Assembly make a public statement regarding Rabbi David Kaye's behavior. The Awareness Center was notified that Rabbi Kaye resigned his membership to the Rabbinical Assembly right before the Dateline episode was shown. The problem is that David Kaye still holds the title "rabbi". The Awareness Center believes that Rabbi David Kaye's smicha (ordination) should be revoked. According to halacha (Jewish Law), the only way this could occur is if the individual rabbi or the institution who gave him smicha (ordinatiion) revokes it.

Rabbi Joel H. Meyers

Executive Vice President

(212) 280-6000

2) Contact the Virginia Attorney General's Office and the Fairfax Police Department, the Maryland Attorney General's Office, the Montgomery County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. It appears none of the above law enforcement agencies are denying jurisdiction in these cases.

Part of the problem is that the organization Perverted Justice is based in the state of Michigan. Rabbi David Kaye resides in the state of Maryland, and the video tape occurred in the state of Virginia. Since these alleged crimes crossed various state lines, the FBI may need to be the investigative agency.

Without there being public outcry, no criminal charges will be pressed against the nineteen individuals who were discussed in the Dateline NBC episode. Rabbi David Kaye needs to be held accountable. Please see the contact information provided below:

Please mention that the organization called Perverted Justice sent the chat transcripts and information about Kaye to them, and also after witnessing the dateline episode, and reading the transcript below, you feel that there is enough evidence for an indictment.

Judy Jagdmann - Attorney General of Virginia



Northern Virginia Regional Office - Office of the Attorney General

Rosemary C. Foreman - Community/Outreach Coordinator



Ken Hughes - Chief of Police

Fairfax Police Department


Fax: 415-457-8769


J. Joseph Curran, Jr. - Attorney General for Maryland


TDD: (410) 576-6372


J. Thomas Manger - Chief of Police

Montgomery County Police Department



Douglas M. Duncan - Montgomery County Executive

Montgomery County Council

240 -777-2500

Robert Mueller - Director

Federal Bureau of Investigations

FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

202 - 324-3000

Rabbi David Kaye was featured on "Dateline NBC" for seeking a sexual encounter with an underage boy in a chat room. NBC News conducted a sting in August, (2005) working with a group called "Perverted Justice." Members of the group, posing as underage boys and girls, entered Internet chat rooms and waited for adults to engage them in conversations.

Kaye was one of many who allegedly spoke to the presumed children about sex, and suggested meeting them. Kaye allegedly sent one individual naked pictures of himself, said he was gay and arranged a meeting at a Northern Virginia home where the "boy" said he lived, which NBC had equipped with hidden cameras.

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.

Rabbi Kaye is currently a member of the Rabbinical Assembly, He 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.


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