It appears that Rabbis' Heinemann, Hopfer and Neuberger were able to keep these case out of the news media.
Shmuel Juravel (AKA: Samuel Juravel) / Rabbi Moshe Eiseman (AKA: Rabbi Moshe Eisemann)
Shmuel Juravel is the son of Rabbi Moshe Juravel who is employeed as a teacher at the Torah Institute of Baltimore.
Shmuel Juravel was indicted on March 29, 2006, on the offenses of using a computer to persuade, induce and entice a minor to engage in prostitution or other sexual activity, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2422(b) (Count One); traveling in interstate commerce for the purpose of attempting to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2423(b) & (e) (Count Two); and, knowingly possessing material containing images of child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(5)(B) (Count Three).
On August 10, 2006 he plead guilty to three counts of traveling to have sex with a child and use of the Internet to entice a child to engage in illegal sex acts.
Samuel Zev Juravel will spend 262 months in jail and a lifetime of supervised release. He also faces a fine to be determined by the court upon sentencing. There is no probation, no parole and no appeal. That was the plea agreement.
Excerpt from Shmuel’s court documents:
He was in Alabama to meet (Name Removed). The name on the email headings was (Name Removed), but he thought his true name was (Name Removed). (Name Removed) was introducing Juravel to two boys, ages 11, 12, or 13. Juravel said it was not sex, “it was an exploration.” His plan was for the boys to masturbate while he watched. One of the boys was supposed to have brown hair with hazel eyes and 95 pounds. The other had brown hair and brown eyes. When asked about the “j/o and porn” mentioned in the emails, Juravel advised “j/o” meant jacking off.
Juravel said he had two computers at his residence, one located in the den and the other in the master bedroom. His internet service provider was Comcast with a screen name of szjj@comcast. He advised there were some gay porn movies in his home, but no movies of children. He claimed he is not gay, but has been curious for about a year. He had a male massage in Atlanta once which “came with release,” although he had to perform the release himself. When asked “why young boys,” Juravel responded “I don’t know.” He had some sexual experiences when he was 12 - 13 years old with some male friends of the same age which consisted of mutual masturbation or “masturbation both ways.” Juravel advised he had never met (Name Removed), and said “we had an arrangement.” (Name Removed) made Juravel cut the bills, three $100 bills, in half and mail them. He gave (Name Removed) the other half at the time of the meeting. Juravel advised he brought a suitcase containing adult porn videos, magazines, and condoms. He stopped on the way and bought the condoms because he thought (Name Removed) would ask if he had them.
Rabbi Moshe Eiseman
There have been serious allegations made against Rabbi Moshe Eiseman over the last several years of molesting boys at Ner Israel Rabbinical College (Baltimore, MD). The allegations were first reported by a blogger by the name of Unorthodox Jew. These allegations have since been confirmed by various reliable rabbinic sources.
Recently there was confirmation that Rabbi Moshe Eisemann was removed from Ner Israel. The problem is that it is unknown to where he has moved to. Many people are concerned because he is STILL a danger to boys in what ever community he now resides in. The demand was that he pay restitution to all of his past victims, that he enter into residential treatment for sex offenders , that he never work in an enviroment that he has access to children, that he be monitored when ever he is out in public and that he makes a public apology.
Each day that goes by the Rabbi Moshe Eiseman is in hiding puts another child at risk of harm.
Those who have been sexually victimized deserve to be treated with respect and dignity by professionals who have the experience and training to work with survivors of sex crimes. It is also very helpful if survivors contact local rape crisis centers who have free legal advocates available to go with them to file police reports.
There is a realistic fear that Rabbi Eiseman will return to Russia or return to working with Russian immigrants. These communities also need to be made aware of the past allegations and that if survivors come forward that they be referred to local rape crisis centers.
Those in power at Ner Israel have a long history of covering up cases of child sex abuse.
Don't forget that those connected to Ner Israel were actively involved in covering up the case of Rabbi Matis Weinberg for over forty years. The first known case of Matis offending was when he was only sixteen years old. His first known victim was his own sibling. We can't forget that Rabbi Matis Weinberg is the beloved son of Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg (past Rosh Yeshiva/Dean of Ner Israel and Rebbitzen Chana Weinberg. Matis Weinberg is also the nephew of Rabbi Noah Weinberg of Aish HaTorah. His sister Aviva Weisbord is married to the current dean of students of Ner Israel - Rabbi Beryl Weisbord.
The goal is to prevent on more child from becoming the next victim and to ensure those who have already been sexually victimize receive help.
Ner Israel Contact Information:
Rabbi Aharon Feldman - Rosh Yeshiva (Head of the School)
Rabbi Beryl Weisbord - Dean of Students
Rabbi Sheftel Neuberger - President
Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer Contact Information:
Shearith Yisrael (Glen Ave. Shul)