Dascalowitz commits sex offense one day after being released

On July 19th, Meir Dascalowitz completed a four month prison sentence for violating the terms of his parole in March. The day after his release, Dascalowitz again violated the terms of his parole by entering a men’s mikva in Monsey where he began performing a sexual act in front of a young man. Dascalowitz has […]

I feel you touching me every day

Dear abuser, It’s been years since you touched me last. It’s been years since that fateful Friday night when you took the abuse to the next level and violated my privacy and breached every boundary that normal human beings have. Its been years since you physically touched me however, don’t even attempt to think that […]

Mendy Israel pleads guilty to sexual abuse

In March 2016, Mendy Israel was arrested and charged with four counts of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child. Over the last years, JCW staff members have watched the brave survivor and her family walk through fire in pursuit of justice. From the day of the first police report, […]

Beit Din annulled aguna’s marriage because witness is a pedophile

Arutz 7 reported that last Thursday, a private Beit Din in Jerusalem annulled the marriage of Oshrat Ben-Haim to her then-husband, Sharon ben-Haim, who had refused to grant her a divorce for nine years. After legal attempts to pressure the husband into giving her a divorce failed, Oshrat Ben-Haim sought to annul her marriage on […]

A Survivor’s Tisha B’Av Prayer

Dear Hashem, It’s that time of the year again. Today is Tisha B’av. The day that we are all supposed to be sad. We all desperately try to feel the churban. We try to be sad despite the fact that Tisha B’av comes out in middle of the summer. In middle of camp and fun. […]

My world was so dark today

The pain is so immense. The guilt and shame are so debilitating. The tears just don’t stop.  The memories just don’t stop coming. The triggers are all over the place.  The world is so dark. There’s so little sunshine. It’s so scary.  Everything is scary.  The man at the gas station. The guy sitting next […]

Israel Alert: Rapist Due To Be Released From Prision

בשנת 2005 נחמן יצחק בורנשטיין הורשע על פי הודאתו, בעבירות של התעללות מינית ומעשי סדום ב-4 קטינים שהיו תחת חסותו בחיידר בו הוא שימש כמחנך. הוא נפשט על ידי בית המשפט בירושלים ל-15 שנות מאסר בפועל.  בקרוב, יסיים בורנשטין את תקופת ריצוי עונשו בבית הסוהר. אם ברשותכם תמונה או כל מידע אחר על בורנשטיין, אנא […]

[Video] A Survivor Tells Her story

“Excited and nervous to share this video with you. It’s a story. My story. I’ve decided to share it in order to raise awareness to the less-spoken-about type of CSA. If this triggers you or makes you feel uncomfortable, please do not watch it. Remember to take care of yourself, and look out for those […]

Substantial evidence supports allegations against Rabbi Ephraim Bryks

After a thorough investigation, JCW has determined that there are credible allegations of sexually abusive behavior committed by Rabbi Ephraim Bryks against male and female children and young women. Allegations of sexual abuse by Bryks first began to surface in the 1980’s; subsequently, Bryks was accused and the allegations exposed via multiple outlets, including a […]

Police: Girls’ School in Tzfat not cooperating on sexual assault claims

Ynet reports: Israel police claim that the Kanfei HaYonah Girls’ School in Tzfat is not cooperating with the investigation into their school principal, accused of sexual assault on students. The 39-year-old principal from Tzfat is suspected of sexual assault on girls who were students at her school, and reportedly also used the girls to do […]

Shiva Asar B’Tamauz for a survivor

Dear Hashem, It just doesn’t feel right. I’m sitting here Shiva Asar B’Tamauz morning. I’m at a job site at 7:30 in the morning waiting for workers to come while everyone else is in shul davening and saying selichos. They are all davening, I’m not. They are all fasting today, I’m not. It just feels […]