Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Child Molestation - David Mandel and Ohel Children's Home and Family Services

[DavidMandel.jpg]The image “http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/Polin_Vicki-2007-1.jpeg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. David Mandel / Vicki Polin

From: Vicki Polin - Executive Director, The Awareness Center

October 9, 2007

Dear Friends,
I am still on a medical leave and not sure when I'll be returning to work. I am told that my healing process from the car accident will take much longer then I expected. We have a few volunteers who are stepping in to help, yet we are far behind. Please be patient with us.

Today a friend dropped off a copy of David Mandel's article "Child Molestation in the Jewish community - Overblown or Understated?", which was published in the Jewish Journal. I haven't had a chance to read the entire article, yet I glanced at the first paragraph and found several errors (see below). David Mandel is the CEO of
Ohel, which is an ultra-orthodox, mental health center in New York City.

I'm sure Mr. Mandel's goal is to make a difference in hopes of protecting our children. The problem is that his expertise is not in child molestation. It's obvious that Mandel and those at Ohel are lacking the specialized training and education in the field of sexual victimization and working with offenders.

David Mandel is correct "we need a more open dialogue on the issue of child molestation", that the majority of cases do not involve strangers and that as a people we need to remove the shame, blame and stigma associated with sexual victimization from those who have been violated and place it on the offender(s) and those who cover up these criminal offenses. The goal is not only to teach prevention, yet also to help those who have already been victimized.

It is also vitally important for all parents, schools and youth groups to teach children about "good touch, bad touch." The reason why I also say schools and youth groups is due to the fact that majority of cases of child molestation occurs in the home.

46 percent of cases of child molestation are committed in the home -- most often by a parent, stepparent and or sibling. One cannot expect a parent who molests to teach their own child about prevention.

When one suspects a child is at risk of being abused or neglected we are all mandated reporters. This does not mean reporting our fears to our rabbonim. It means picking up the telephone and calling the secular authorities (child protection services) in your community. The responsibility of investigating suspicions is that of the professional agency. They have the education and training. It's important to remember their goal is not to break up families or remove children from the home. The goal is to offer services to families in need and most importantly to help children to grow up in safe, healthy environments.

David Mandel also made a mistake by stating that "
Perpetrators (sex offenders) may be less likely to offend children, knowing their community will not tolerate their behavior."

The problem is that as of now there is no known treatment that works for sex offenders. Many look at sex offenders as being mentally ill, unable to control their criminal behavior. They are a time bomb waiting to go off. It's sad and scary to say that we need to look at sex offender's as having an incurable disease. Only 16.3 percent of known sex offenders will end up in prison. We also have to remember the fact that 61 percent of sex crimes are never reported to law enforcement. Meaning, the majority of those who sexually victimized children are unknown. Their names are kept secret by those who are or have been victimized.

We all have to know that times that a sex offender's disease may go Into remission, yet according to the US Dept. of Justice, over a 25 year period 52% of convicted sex offenders will re-offend. A typical child sex offender molests an average of 117 children (National Institute of Mental Health)

Given this information and the article that was written, I want to suggest that everyone call Mr. David Mandel. Let him know of the errors I pointed out, suggest to him that he and his entire clinical staff go through The Awareness Center's certification program. Our goal is not to attack, our goal is to educate. To make sure all care providers have the basic information that they are lacking and also learn how to work with survivors, family members and offenders. I think it's time we all work together to end sex crimes in Jewish communities.

Contact Information:
David Mandel
E-mail:
DM@ohelfamily.org
Phone: 718-851-6300


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David Mandel states:

"A more open dialogue on the issue of child molestation is key to prevention. It is not "stranger danger", child molestation most commonly is perpetrated by a person known to the child. By having a dialogue with your children on personal safety, we can help prevent the victimization of children. By removing the shame and stigma associated with victimization, children, adolescents and adults will not be as fearful to report incidents of molestation and to seek support. Perpetrators may be less likely to offend children, knowing their community will not tolerate their behavior."


Sources:
http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/offenders.html

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/press/rsorp94pr.htm

http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/AwarenessCenterBrochure.pdf

http://www.ohelfamily.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=484&Itemid=57


38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

UOJ makes the case that David Mandel was intentionally dishonest in the article and that if he doesn't follow orders from the Agudath Israel, his organization will be shunned by the establishment and there goes his salary, which according to public records at Guidestar is 330k per annum.

They are still trying to cover up atrocities and ignore the truth.

October 09, 2007 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those who go to Ohel or believe the writings of Mandel are extremely naive. There's a problem in the frum community where children are taught from a very early age not to think for themselves. They believe the only people who know what's best for them are their rav's.

For those of you who have never seen the move "The Village" go rent it. The move reminds me of those who live in Boro Park.

October 09, 2007 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Ohel Insider said...

Ohel Insider said...
Warning to men in Boro Park: Ohel Family Services has in the last few years been getting many government grants. One of them was for the purpose of opening a domestic violence center. In order to justify the money they receive Ohel must ensnare woman to come for counseling under the pretense that they are being abused. Ohel hires social workers and counselors and makes a nice fee off this. Once they sink their claws into the woman they don’t let go very easy because this is a major profit center for them. It can evolve into profit from divorce counseling, children counseling and the list goes on.

Here are the signs to look for if you suspect that your wife is getting involved with Ohel.

Modus operendi: The counselor will first try to get the woman to get her own cell phone so she can contact her discreetly. The counselor has the woman call Ohel at 718 851 6300 and leave a message for the counselor. The counselor will then call back with the appointment time probably when the husband is at work so he wont find out that they are sucking in his wife. Ohel will not come up on the caller id. The caller id will come up as 646718. If you see that your wife has called 718 851 6300 and then has a call back of 718646 you will know that she is in touch with Ohel and you better take action before its to late. Ohel will give her articles, books and lists of items to convince her that she is being abused. You will then hear her use words and talk in ways that she was not familiar with before. Watch out for these signs. Warning your wife could be involved with Joan Hertz of Ohel Domestic Violence.

This is being published for the benefit of the Jewish Community by Ohel Insider. I hope to post more information about Ohel and names of its counselors in the future. Anyone else that has information should also share it for the benefit of the community. This is a major scandal ready to break open. The Rabanim are unfortunately all quit about this. Some are paid fat salaries by Ohel to condone what they do.

October 09, 2007 7:55 PM  
Anonymous Not Trusting UOJ said...

I've been following the issue of child molestation on Jewish blogs for several years. I've watched The Awareness Center grow, the old Protocol's blog, the development of the Canonist. I even remember when Jewish Whistleblower (JWB) started his blog and then suddenly stopped.

Then came UOJ (Unorthodox Jew). At first I thought UOJ might be JWB, Rabbi Blau, Rabbi Dratch or even maybe Gary Rosenblatt taking on a new persona.

I think at first UOJ had integrity, yet as time has gone by it just seems as if his postings are really nothing more then a huge ego trip.

I also wonder why UOJ is working in this area? Is he a survivor? Was someone he knows and loves victimized? You see I don't think he has any more education in the field then David Mandel or Ohel.

It really bothers me that he doesn't disclose his true identity. As a survivor I don't trust UOJ.

October 09, 2007 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet UOJ is a victim of child molestation or maybe one of his kids were.

October 09, 2007 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UOJ's identity has been disclosed. It is old news. See here:

http://tuvyasblog.blogspot.com/

For proof, see here:

http://mrroshyeshiva.blogspot.com/2006/08/proof-uoj-is-paul-mendlowitz-manilow.html

October 09, 2007 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard that UOJ is not Paul Mendlowitz (Manilow). UOJ is actually several people. It could be Paul is one of them, yet I heard that it's not him.

October 09, 2007 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I don't believe that any "survivor" would post those remarks with a blaring headline of not trusting UOJ.

UOJ, whoever he is, has saved more potential victims than all survivor advocates and trained professionals combined by removing predators from circulation.

It's very suspicious that another post then directs the readers to 2 attack blogs dedicated to smearing Feivy Mendlowitz / Paul Manilow & Ben Hirsch who are named there as being UOJ.

Tuvya's Blog is authored by Dr. Chaim Neuhoff, a friend of Gil Student, who had to resign from Kolko's yeshiva when HE was unmasked. He put up the blog at the urging of the thug Rabbi Belsky who tried to harass & silence both Kolko's victims and the victim advocate Eli Greenwald. The UOJ critic has the nerve to demand a professional standard when Neuhoff is a so called professional who abused his position to hurt victims. Neuhoff is a fraud, who Gil Student refuses to condemn, and who participated in the Kolko cover up by posing as Margo's "school psychologist". Neuhoff is currently working for SAFE even though he is mentally unfit in the opinion of many to work in this field.

"Mr. Rosh Yeshiva" is another attack blog written by a Margulies employee from inside the Torah Temimah building.

October 10, 2007 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Not Trusting UOJ said...

How dare you post that I am not a survivor. You small piece of feces. You have no idea what my childhood was like. My bet that you are UOJ especially with the way you go on and on about how great UOJ is.

I have a difficult time trusting anyone,yet someone who keeps their identity secret sends chills up and down my spine. I don't know what I would do with out the rape crisis center that I was referred to. They are professionals, they also tell me who they are and have connections with law enforcement. I don't play this secrecy spy game that you are into. You're no better then those who cover up cases.

October 10, 2007 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To anonymous who posted Oct. 9, 2007 at 3:39. Where does Ohel get the money to pay David Mandel 330k per annum.?

I have a friend who is on the clinical staff at Ohel. Her starting salary was around 30k. This is someone who is a licensed mental health professional. She left due to how poorly trained most of the staff members were. She took the position because she wanted to work for an all frum agency.

October 10, 2007 8:50 AM  
Anonymous social worker said...

I have been asked by a few woman to investigate whether Ohel is using unlicensed social workers to counsel them and are billing under the names of the licensed social workers. I have names to investigate and this could jeopardize the licenses of Ohels social workers if they are being used. Anyone with information of if you suspect that an unlicensed social worker was used to counsel you or your family should post information and if you wish to be contacted please note so. All in the strictest confidentiality. If you are a social worker at Ohel make sure your name is not being used to bill for services rendered by an unlicensed person or your license may be in jeopard

October 10, 2007 1:54 PM  
Anonymous Lakewood Insider said...

There is an unlicensed MSW running an illegal counseling clinic in Lakewood. He loves telling everyone that he is the last musmach of R' Shneur. He has counseled a large number of sexual abuse victims over the years, many of whom where abused by a relative.

He was involved in at least one cover up in which a rosh yeshiva in NY tells me the primary perp is a personal friend of his and that the lowlife fed lies to Rav Salomon to protect the friend. Instead, someone who was nominally responsible for the abuse without actually laying a finger on the kids was driven out of town and had his own and his family's life essentially destroyed.

He otherwise has an incentive to cover up ANY abuse case because if it goes to the authorities or courts, he will be exposed as practicing illegally.

October 10, 2007 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Unorthodox Jew said...

Lakewooder,

And Shenkolewsky gets the police files pulled immediately if someone does go to the police.

Those files NEVER get past the police clerk taking the complaint.

More on the Kotlers and Shenkolewsky to come

October 10, 2007 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Unorthodox Jew said...

Anyone with a legitimate sexual abuse complaint or abuse of any kind in the Lakewood community:

YOU CAN FILE YOUR COMPLAINT ANYWHERE IN NEW JERSEY! DO NOT FILE IT AT THE LAKEWOOD POLICE DEPT. SCHENKOLEWSKI GETS CALLED IMMEDIATELY AND THE COMPLAINT GETS TOSSED

October 10, 2007 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As "Judge Judy" Scheindlin often says, "if something doesn't sound right, it's usually not true."

So yes, I still find it hard to believe that the UOJ critic is a survivor. Anyone in the frum community knows that if you identify yourself when helping victims, the "mafia" will do everything to destroy your life, including getting your kids thrown out of yeshiva. Rabbi Dovid Cohen even allegedly said that Margulies has a right to expel boys of any parent who complains about the handling of the Kolko affair. Rabbi Belsky went a step further with his threatening behavior and Margulies himself, along with shadow operatives acted in a completely criminal way by leveling all kinds of threats and blackmail.

So Margo's anonymous shadow operatives get to carry on with impunity but UOJ gets criticized for anonymously saving scores of children?

There are a number of rabbis who are too cowardly to publicly voice their support of UOJ's end results. Two of the only rabbis to go on record in support of UOJ are Rabbi Hershel Schechter from YU and Rabbi Yehuda Shain from Lakewood.

The critic equates UOJ's hatzalat nefashot with criminal cover ups and little pieces of feces.

Something doesn't compute, fella.

October 10, 2007 2:15 PM  
Anonymous social worker said...

ocial worker said...
social worker said...
VAAD L'HATZOLAS NIDCHEI YISROEL
http://www.thevaad.com/
RABBINICAL COMMITTEE
HARAV AARON SCHECHTER
HARAV YAAKOV PERLOW
HARAV YAAKOV HOROWITZ
HARAV YITZCHOK FEIGELSTOCK
HARAV YOSEF HARARI RAFUL
HARAV MALKIEL KOTLER
HARAV MOSHE EISEMANN
HARAV FEIVEL COHEN
HARAV SHMUEL KAMINETZKY
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
RABBI NAFTOLI CUKIER
EPHRAIM HASENFELD
BARUCH HERTZ
Anyone that has any complaints about molestation or abuse connected with the Vaad can call board member Baruch Barry Hertz's wife Joan Hertz she is a social worker at Ohel
Http://www.nysed.gov/coms/op001/opscr2?profcd=72&plicno=063197
and she will surly know what to do or how to advise her husband. Her number at Ohel is 718 851 6300 and her home number is (718) 258-8274 and she lives at 1304 E Seventh St
Brooklyn, NY 11230-5104.
check out these
campaign contributions
http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?zip=11230&last=Hertz&first=Barry

http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?zip=11230&last=HERTZ&first=JOAN
Will Ohel take actiion on this Ms. Polin???

October 10, 2007 2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Where does Ohel get the money to pay David Mandel 330k per annum.?"

Welcome to the organizational world where the head honchos live off the fat of the land and the underlings are virtual serfs.

There are too many yeshivas that operate this way too.

It remains to be seen if this is true but a self-proclaimed, anonymous, whistleblowing insider has been egging on Luke Ford as well as mainstream journalists to investigate allegations of immoral and criminal conduct at Ohel that is conducted to generate revenue. See Luke's & UOJ's blogs for details.

October 10, 2007 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are those who dispute the suggestion to contact Joan Hertz. How does that help if Ohel is part and parcel of the problem?

October 10, 2007 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few years back I wanted to move to Boro Park and work in an orthodox organization. I have years of clinical experience in working with the DV population. I was offered a position at Ohel as the clinical director of the program. I didn't take the position for the following reasons.

1. Living in NYC is extremely expensive. I would need to earn enough to support myself.

2. I had over 10 years of clinical experience. I needed to earn at least what I was already making.

3. The final offer Ohel made was $28,500 a year to be the full time clinical director. That was after I tried to negotiate with them from $27,000.

I became extremely disenchanted with the organization. If they want to provide quality services to their clients, they need to have qualified professionals working for them. They need to be paying their supervisory staff close to double of what they were willing to offer. the average salary for someone straight out of grad school is at least $35,000 to $40,000 for a low budget agency. Someone with my experience wouldn't take anything under $60,000.00.

October 10, 2007 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should also be noted that David Mandel lost much credibility by appearing at the Torah Temimah circus to "deal" with molestation alongside Margulies & Aaron Twerski.

I was one of several people who called Ohel to lodge a complaint that if they are serious about helping the victims, they should not be participating in a venue engineered by the criminals to further cover up the monstrosities that where committed in that building, both in Kolko's private office and in the boiler room. Twerski's outrageous remarks to the parents that Margulies is an "honorable man" also led to complaints being lodged with Hofstra University. Shortly afterwards, Twerski "resigned" as Dean of Hofstra's Law School under mysterious circumstances. The question is, did the President & board force him out?

Back to Mandel, newspaper accounts of what he said to the parents were disappointing. His suggestion that almost nothing can be mentioned to children because it is too tabboo is completely useless and suggests he is taking his orders from the same cover up architects at the Agudah that allowed Kolko to proceed unimpeeded for 40 years at 3 different yeshivas.

October 10, 2007 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that it's verified that the UOJ critic is indeed a survivor, I apologize if I caused any ill feeling, but I think the survivor needs to take a closer look at all the good that UOJ has accomplished.

Yudi Kolko, a career molester of 40 years, is on trial

Kolko's enabler Margulies is embroiled in litigation that will probably result in YTT closing and "Margo" losing his shirt.

Aaron Twerski is no longer dean at Hofstra

An accused molester lost his regular job at Yeshiva of Brooklyn and is under pressure to stop tutoring

Stefan Colmer is under arrest

The RCC is now on notice for protecting Shalom & Aron Tendler

There's probably more that doesn't come to mind right now.

October 10, 2007 3:13 PM  
Anonymous Not Trusting UOJ said...

Apology accepted.

I have problems with people who boast about how good they are. I run from people who tell me that they are the best person for me when it came to finding a therapist or offered their services in other areas of my life.

You went on about all these things UOJ did. That's nothing compared to what many others have done. It's great he's trying to make a difference, yet this holier than thou attitude turns me off. Makes me wonder what's really in it for him? Is he looking for fame or glory?

Remember this is really about those of us who have been violated. It's about our losses. Yes, I'm happy when someone steps up to the plate to offer help, yet when it's for alternative motives, then I say stay away!

October 10, 2007 6:11 PM  
Anonymous steve said...

Makes me wonder what's really in it for him? Is he looking for fame or glory?

If he was looking for fame and glory, he would have revealed his identity by now. The man has given all his time and a significant amount of his own money for the cause of saving Jewish children. The Torah teaches that one who saves one Jewish soul is regarded as if he saved an entire world. I sympathize with your plight and understand why you would be suspicious. I have followed his blog for over one year now and have seen his results. The only ones that should fear UOJ are the molesters and their enablers.

October 10, 2007 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Not Trusting UOJ said...

UOJ is getting off on himself each and every time you say his name.

I miss Jewish Whistleblower. He also did what he could. He never boasted about his actions. He was and still is a real mench!

I'll be honest with you if it wasn't for JWB, UOJ would never have thought about starting a blog or the nerve to do what he's doing.

JWB I trusted even though I don't know who he is. He conducted himself with dignity and respect.

UOJ may be catching some cases in the ultra-religious world,but to be honest with you if it wasn't for JWB and all of the folks associated with The Awareness Center, including Rabbi Dratch, Rabbi and actually Luke Ford and Steven I. Weiss. UOJ would still be doing nothing.

You don't see any of those people going around boasting about the number of cases they dealt with (except for Luke Ford).

There's something just not right about the attitude of UOJ. I don't trust it.

October 10, 2007 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vicky Polin, Rabbi Dratch and the others listed may have accomplished much (except for SIW who I have no information if he did anything except complain about UOJ), but they still could not bring down very powerful criminal rackets to their knees.

Much of UOJ's bravado is shtick, designed to frighten these gangsters - and believe me, it's working.

The Agudah foolishly spent an entire convention attacking him (when they weren't stuffing their faces at the smorg).

Margulies is running scared, first using a team of henchmen to counter-attack. Now he's busy conferring with lawyers and frantically moving assets around to judgement-proof himself.

Belsky went ballistic when UOJ exposed his violations of halacha and mob style use of the beth din vehicle to bulldoze survivors and shakedown others for money. The same goes for Mendel Epstein and Belsky's other comrades at the "Iggud Haganovim".

October 11, 2007 12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As far as acting out of self-interest, I think that if anyone is guilty of that, it's Gary Rosenblatt and Gil Student.

Rosenblatt seems to have brought down NCSY & Lanner to settle private scores. He has completely blown off victims of other molesters who have since approached him. He has also disguised paid ads (to cover up for molestation by the likes of Kolko) from the Agudah, written by Marvin Schick, as op-ed pieces.

Gil Student tries playing both sides of the issue like a fool, thinking it will maximize book and ad sales if he caters to everyone. One particularly slimy stunt he pulled was placing an ad on a book he publishes on siruv in the middle of an article about the Mordechai Tendler fiasco.

UOJ has not stopped and will not rest until every known molester is stopped. He once wrote that some Kolko victims cried to him about their suffering which is what forced him to act. Even if UOJ is Mendlowitz, the other motivation he would have is not petty either. Margulies stole from his grandfather's yeshiva to establish Torah Temimah and never appeared in beth din when summoned. Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky reportedly said that Margulies is doomed to fail in the end for this reason alone.

October 11, 2007 12:42 AM  
Anonymous steve said...

You don't see any of those people going around boasting about the number of cases they dealt with

With all due respect, that's because with all their efforts combined, they never got any results. Avrohom Mondrowitz, Yudi Kolko, Stefan Colmer, Yehuda Nussbaum, Moshe Eisemann, A.M. Leizerowitz-all of these predators are on their way to jail or have been removed from their teaching positions in the past year. All thanks to UOJ (Michael Lesher also in regards to Mondrowitz and Colmer). The others you mentioned have made some noise but have never gotten any results. Regarding Steven I. Weiss, all he's done is attempt to thwart any of UOJ's efforts. What has he ever done to help the cause?

October 11, 2007 1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me???

According to some very reliable sources, Michael Lesher hasn't done anything regarding the Mondrowitz case except to get his name and his sicko partner's name in the paper and on TV.

Mondrowitz is a free man -- running around Israel as if he was the king of the hill.

October 11, 2007 4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only case I know of that OUJ was successful was the Kolko case and that was only because he put the survivors in touch with an attorney who has the experience to deal with clergy abuse cases.

So bravo for OUJ for putting the survivors in touch with an attorney.

October 11, 2007 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has UOJ really done anything to take down Eisemann? hmmm???

Isn't Eisemann still living on the Ner Israel campus? Aren't young men still going to his home to be tutored? Doesn't Eisemann still have access to children on the streets? Has any criminal charges or has there been a civil suit brought up against Eisemann?

Can you let us all know what UOJ has done with this case?

October 11, 2007 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so ironic that at 4 pm today someone wrote that Mondrowitz is running around a free man.

After UOJ instigated 11,000 calls & emails to Charlie Hynes, the bum DA finally requested extradition from Israel. There are reports that Mondrowitz is trying to flee.

If you don't believe me, check out this story:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/10/11/2007-10-11_brooklyn_da_wants_alleged_molestor_extra-2.html?print=1

Brooklyn D.A. wants alleged molestor extradited

October 11, 2007 5:29 PM  
Anonymous steve said...

To Anon at 4:01,

Micheal Lesher worked on the Mondrowitz case for over ten years. His tenacity and UOJ's blogging has finally paid off. After 23 years on the lam, the monster will finally be brought to justice:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime_file/2007/10/11/2007-10-11_brooklyn_da_wants_alleged_molestor_extra-2.html?print=1

You can read more about it in tomorrow's newspaper. As for Eisemann, UOJ reported about him in June 2006. In September 2006, he was removed from his teaching position, suddenly after 40 years in education. This was after Rabbi Hopfer ruled that he can longer remain in chinuch. UOJ is still working on getting him off campus. At least he's out of the classroom.

October 11, 2007 7:42 PM  
Anonymous steve said...

What's happening is that survivors are beginning to see that they have a voice. They are learning that they have the right to go to the police and file a report. The survivors are learning that there are attorney's with experience dealing with clergy abuse and also other forms of sexual violence who will help them.

Absolutely. But was any of this happening before UOJ?

October 11, 2007 7:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm, wondering if UOJ ever heard of Baruch Lanner? If I remember correctly this was the first case. Isn't he currently sitting in prison? I think this is the case that was the catalyst for what's happening.

If UOJ is a truly a miracle maker, let's see him get Gafni behind bars. Or how about find Rabbi Mordechai Yomtov.

October 11, 2007 11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry about deflating your ego. Here's a list of some of the cases on the books before UOJ.

Rabbi Aryeh Blaut
Rabbi Jerry Brauner
Rabbi Ephraim Bryks
Rabbi Benyamin Yaakov Fleischman
Rabbi Tobias Gabriel
Rabbi Ephraim Goldberg
Rabbi Solomon Hafner
Rabbi Alan Shneur Horowitz
Rabbi David Kaye
Rabbi Israel Kestenbaum
Rabbi Ze'ev Kopolevitch
Rabbi Baruch Lanner
Rabbi J.M. Levy
Rabbi David Lipman
Rabbi Yehuda Aryeh Oratz
Rabbi Michael Ozair
Rabbi Haim Pardes
Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro
Rabbi Yisroel Shapiro
Rabbi Ben Zion Sobel
Rabbi Aron Tendler
Rabbi Mordecai Tendler
Rabbi Isador Trachtman
Rabbi Eliyahu Tzabari
Rabbi Tzvi Wainhaus
Rabbi Matis Weinberg
Rabbi Simcha Weinberg

October 11, 2007 11:20 PM  
Anonymous steve said...

The OU and other organizations were covering for Lanner for decades. He's the only one on this long list that finally made it to prison. When you say "on the books" that is exactly where they are, instead of locked up in jail. The war has just begun. UOJ will not sit still until every one of these scumbags is locked up.

October 12, 2007 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several on the list made it to prison. Google their names. You're making OUJ look like another Mr. "T" wanna be.

October 12, 2007 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the thanks for any of the cases listed belongs ONLY to those who have been sexually violated by these alleged sexual predators. If it was not for the survivors having the courage to bear witness, the "secret hobbies" of people like Mondrowitz would have never been known.

Anyone else who takes credit for these cases should be ashamed of themselves. The pain and suffering that someone who has been violated is life long. Those who help survivors are doing the work of Hashem. For anyone else to take the credit is inconceivable.

October 13, 2007 8:34 PM  

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