Sunday, December 23, 2007

Senator Jim Brochin & Filmmaker, Israel Moskovitz Speaking at The Awareness Center Event - FREE SCREENING of 'NARROW BRIDGE'

Confronting Sexual Abuse in the Jewish Community

WHEN: Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Pikesville Library, 1301 Reisterstown Rd., Pikesville, MD
SPONSOR: The Awareness Center, Inc.

Seating is Limited - Reservations Required
Call: 443-857-5560 or send an e-mail to Vicki Polin

Following the film will be a panel discussion lead by:
  • Mesa Leventhal Baker, MD - Medical Director, Baltimore Child Abuse Center
  • Senator James Brochin - District 42, Baltimore County
  • Samantha Leshin - Plays “Rachel Goldstein” in the film ‘Narrow Bridge’
  • Murray Levin, JD - Photographer, Survivor of Child Sexual Abuse, and Advocate for Legislative Changes.
  • Israel Moskovitz - Director/writer/Composer and Plays “Daniel Schneider ” in the film ‘Narrow Bridge’
  • Vicki Polin, MA, NCC, LCPC - Executive Director, The Awareness Center, Inc.
  • Bob Russell - Legislative Coordinator, SNAP-MD (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)
  • Joyanna Silberg, PhD - Coordinator of Trauma Disorder Services for Children at Sheppard Pratt Hospital
This is your chance to catch the controversial, acclaimed film that has been making waves in the Orthodox Jewish community. it is the first film of its kind to break the silence on the issue of sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community.

Daniel Schneider is a 21-year-old Orthodox Jewish college student who falls in love with fellow classmate, Rachel Goldstein. Rachel notices that Daniel is mysteriously reluctant to talk about his life before college and his hometown, where he has not visited for four years. As his relationship with Rachel develops, Daniel uncovers long-repressed memories of how he was sexually abused by his rabbi at twelve years old. His dark secret begins to distance the two of them and as Daniel refuses to confront his feelings, he watches his life as he knows it slowly unravel before his eyes. Daniel begins to question where he stands with his family, community, fiancé, and G-d. Narrow Bridge is an exploration of the power of love and faith amid trials, both human and divine.

This event is sponsored by The Awareness Center, Inc., which is the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault. For more information call: 443-857-5560 or send an e-mail to


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Tuesday issued three additional indictments following the Channel 10 investigative report into pedophilia.

According to the indictments, which charges Eldad Ben-Guy, 38, from Ramat Gan; Gil Sayag, 31, from Jerusalem, and another Jerusalem resident whose name is being withheld, the suspects had blatantly sexual conversations over the Internet with a Channel 10 workers who posed as 13-year-old girls.

In addition to these indictments, the scheme has thus far resulted in four indictments, and 11 have been arrested. Ben-Guy's indictment and the indictment filed against Eytan Rozin two days ago are the harshest charges filed.

Naftali Leib, 60, of Lod, is charged with attempting to perform an indecent act in public and attempted sexual harassment. Leib is the first suspect to be charged with publishing child pornography, after 25 pictures of sexual acts involving children were found on his personal computer.

The other defendants, known as Y., 31, of Ramat Gan, and A, 37, of Rishon Letzion, are also charged with attempting to perform an indecent act and attempted sexual harassment.

The Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Monday issued an additional indictment following the Channel 10 investigative report into pedophilia, bringing the number of indicted suspects in the affair to eleven.

Meni Tzelik, 27, of Acre, is charged with attempted rape and attempted sexual harassment after initiating a blatantly sexual conversation with a Channel 10 journalist, who posed as a 13-year-old girl, and offering to meet her for the purpose of sexual contact.

December 24, 2007 7:49 PM  

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