Sunday, March 18, 2007

Case of Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro - Baltimore, MD

Rabbi Ephraim F. Shapiro allegedly molested boys from the 1940's - until the late 1980's. He was employed as a rabbi at Agudas Achim Anshe Sphard Synagogue and also the Torah Academy (TA), both located in Baltimore, MD

From: Baltimore Jewish Times
Unnerving Touch
by Phil Jacobs, Executive Editor
Baltimore Jewish Times
MARCH 16, 2007

A businessman with rabbinic ordination had a friendly confrontation with another friend, also a businessman. Both men, happily married with families, had been sexually molested while teens by a now-deceased rabbi (Ephraim Shapiro) of an area yeshiva and synagogue. It should be noted that men as old as their mid-60s have contacted the Baltimore Jewish Times about this man.

From: The Awareness Center, Inc.:
Up until recently those who are survivors of any form of childhood sexual abuse really had no voice, especially those who were molested by those with any form of authority or power within a community. The following information is to provide information on the political clout that surrounded Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro.

Black and white photograph of a wedding taking place at Agudas Achim at 4239 Park Heights Avenue. Rabbi Simcha Shafran is marrying Pauline Kahn on March 13, 1949, and Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro is officiating.
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Black and white photograph of Rabbi Jacob Ruderman, Rabbi Herman Newberger, Rabbi Emmanuel Polliakoff, Rabbi Jacob Weinberg, and Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro entering the Bet Hamidrash, 1980.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Rabbi Shapiro was ever left alone with Matis or Simcha Weinberg? Or even Ephraim Bryks?

March 19, 2007 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To state the obvious in case someone doesn't realize, Rabbi Simcha Shafran is the father of Avi Shafran, the Agudah's PR spinmeister who dodges the molester issue like a slithering reptile.

March 19, 2007 2:02 PM  
Blogger waves said...

where exactly is shapiro in the picture (left to right).

March 21, 2007 4:28 PM  

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