Thursday, January 04, 2007

What's the connection between Rabbi Yaakov Menken and the Smilow Family?

CALL TO ACTION: Contact the Smilow Family and make sure they are aware of the serious allegations made against Rabbi Yaakov Menken, Founder - Torah. org

I don't know what the connection is between the Smilow family and Rabbi Yaakov Menken, yet I do know his organization is advertising their upcoming Pesach event. Below you will find a copy of the mailing he sent out to his mailing list today.

Please help to make sure the Smilow Family is aware that Rabbi Ken Menken (executive director of confessed to Rabbi Shmuel Kamenetzky of having sexual contact with a young adult woman who came to him for spiritual guidance. This type of behavior is called clergy sexual abuse.

You might want to suggest that in the future it might be better if they used a different organization to advertise their events in the future.

<>Smilow Family Retreats Inc.
P.O. Box 48559
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Tel. 323-275-1949 or 305-534-2947
Toll Free 800-379-2400
Fax 305-379-2400

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. (Rabbi Yaakov (Ken) Menken)
From: Offers
To: Offers Mailing List <>
Subject: PESACH '07 Pacific Palms Resort & Spa with MBD & Shloime Dachs THE SMILOW FAMILY
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 17:05:05 -0500 (EST)

Smilow Family Presents Pesach 2007

The Pacific Palms Resort & Spa is set on top of 650 acres of perfectly
tended rolling hills & valleys and framed with breathtaking views of the San
Gabriel Mountains making it one of the most spectacular Four Star Resorts in
Southern California.

Glatt Kosher, Cholov Yisroel & Shmura-Matzah
Beautiful Yom Tov atmosphere

Spectacular 45 million dollar renovation
  • All 292 luxurious rooms & suites with balconies
  • Full service luxury resort SPA & Beauty Salon
  • Two championship 18 hole golf courses
  • Professional Tennis Center–17 lighted courts
  • Fitness, Aerobics, Aqua Tread, Kickboxing & Dance
  • Entire hotel exclusively Kosher for Pesach
World renowned scholar in residence & lecturers, including Rabbi Yaakov Feitman-The Red Shul, Cedarhurst
  • Professional day camp & babysitting
  • Five star dining, service and tea room
  • Private dining and seder rooms available
  • Shabbos key locks & elevators
  • Our 12th Consecutive Year
Conveniently located just 30 minutes from Los Angeles and all major airports and local attractions



Anonymous Anonymous said...

this seems to be an advertisement. the smilow family probably paid for this since lots of people are on's email list and they thought it would be a good way to get the word out about their pesach retreat.

January 05, 2007 10:34 AM  

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