Friday, November 09, 2007

WARNING: Rabbi Ephraim Bryks

Rabbi Ephraim Bryks
The following message from Rabbi Yosef Blau was posted on the Unorthodox Jew Blog
Ephrayim Bryks has become a rabbinic marriage counselor. The term marriage counselor or life coach can be used by anyone. He is not the only "rabbi" suspected of sexual abuse using one of these titles to access vulnerable individuals or couples both here and in Israel. Consulting actual professionals is expensive and unless the community publicly warns against going to these charlatans (often worse) many innocents will continue to be hurt.
Yosef Blau

Don't forget to watch the CBC broadcast about Rabbi Ephraim Bryks.

The Investigative documentary: "Unorthodox Conduct"contains graphic information regarding the case against Rabbi Ephriam Bryks. It was produced in 1994 by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This picture of Bryks has become completely outdated & useless by this point. His beard is now white, giving him a much different appearance. I didn't even recognize him.

These pictures are available on the internet and I once posted the links here in last number of months.

November 09, 2007 1:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ephraim Bryks is also given a number of venues with access to children at shuls & shabbaton getaways.

Please allow me to name the enablers of Ephraim Bryks.

Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz from Hillcrest, Queens, a Bryks mechutan. This JERK also resigned from the RCA in solidarity with his cousin Mordechai Tendler.

Rabbi Lewis Brenner, convicted child rapist and Bryks father in law.

Rabbi Paysach Krohn, mohel from Kew Gardens and speaker for Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation, a Bryks brother in law. He leads shabbatons with Bryks.

Rabbi Mendel Kaufman, Young Israel of Briarwood, Queens.

Whoever leads the shul of the deceased Rabbi Sptalny in Kew Gardens Hills.

Various rabbis in the Bucharian community from Kew Gardens Hills, Forest Hills, Rego Park & Corona.

November 09, 2007 1:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 2 new pictures of Bryks were posted on the comments to this.

November 10, 2007 7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Norman Mailer should also be listed as an offender.

November 11, 2007 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shul-goer gets jail for 26 child porn offences
By Nathan Jeffay
V Southport’s Jewish community was in shock this week after a regular Reform Synagogue congregant was jailed for nine months for downloading and distributing child pornography.

Heath Colwyn, 33, was sentenced on Monday at Liverpool Crown Court, where he had pleaded guilty to 26 offences of making indecent images of children and five of distributing them.

The court was told that police seized two laptops and 21 floppy discs from the home of Colwyn in March 2005. They were found to contain 488 indecent images of children aged from about nine to 15. Eighty-nine were in the serious category involving sex with adults.

One of the laptops contained emails showing that the electrical engineer had distributed images to others in the UK.

Colwyn’s barrister, Andrew Loveridge, pointed out that he had no similar previous convictions and denied that his behaviour had been sexually motivated.

However, Judge David Aubrey, QC, found this “difficult to accept”, and, passing sentence, told the court that viewing such images perpetuated child abuse. The court was told that Colwyn’s wife was standing by him. The couple have a three-year-old son.

Colwyn, who in his younger days was an enthusiastic Jewish Lads’ and Girls’ Brigade member, was said by a fellow Southport Reform congregant to have “an unblemished record in the community”, where his family is long established and well regarded. “There is nothing in his past to account for what happened.”

Emeritus minister Rabbi Sydney Kay told the JC that Colwyn would remain welcome at services and community events when released, and was “amazed” that anyone would think otherwise. “A synagogue is a synagogue and as such accepts every Jew as a Jew.”

Referring to the decision taken earlier this year by Stanmore Synagogue to ban indefinitely a convicted sex offender, Andrew Josephs, Rabbi Kay said: “Stanmore is Stanmore, Southport is Southport. If someone has served his punishment, as the Torah says, the judge draws him close and calls him brother.”

Any concerns by young families would be dealt with and could not influence the decision, as “I am guided by the Torah”.

The Reform congregation has around 120 adult members and 20 children at its cheder.

JLGB chief executive Neil Martin said Colwyn had been a member up to the age of 18 or 20, and “may have been our most junior type of young leader. But had there been any cause for suspicion, we would have acted.”

Colwyn’s family declined to comment.

November 11, 2007 10:54 AM  
Anonymous A Word About Counseling said...

There's many people besides Bryks that we have to be concerned about.

November 22, 2007 9:10 PM  

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