A 19-year-old who attacked a girl on Jerusalem street arrested and released

A 16-year-old girl was attacked by a young man while walking down the street in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem. Following her complaint, the police immediately opened an investigation and a 19-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of assaulting multiple minors and other women. The suspect was brought before Judge Oren Silverman in Jerusalem […]

You abused our children and destroyed our family

I’m going to say what I’ve wanted to say for so long: I’ve wanted to say that he tore apart a beautiful healthy family. I’ve wanted to say that he is an abuser. I’ve wanted to say that being part of this community helped him and hurt his children. I’ve wanted to say that anyone […]

How JCW saved my life

Dear friends, If you look at me you will see a healthy-looking young man. You will see a successful person who’s married and has a family and business. You will perhaps even be jealous of me. However, if you look into my soul, you will see a dark, empty and cold cavity. It’s filled with […]

I wish JCW was around years ago when I was being abused

By a survivor JCW wasn’t around when I was growing up. I wish they were. I spent my childhood searching for someone to share my secret with. I had so many questions. What was happening to me did not feel right. I was afraid all of the time. I was in pain. There were bruises […]

Former State Prosecutor and Advocate Leah Klein Joins JCW Board of Advisors

Klein brings with her over 20 years of experience prosecuting violent crimes in Miami Dade county, and advising youth-serving organizations in the Orthodox Jewish community. After graduating from the Cardoza School of Law in 1995, Leah Klein began her career in the state attorney’s office in the eleventh judicial circuit of Miami Dade county. She […]

A grateful survivor, a grateful mother

By Ora Barkai Most children grow up believing that most people are good. That love is good. But for so many, the new world they encounter is a silent torturous world fraught with shady individuals who exploit their innocence. Hungry wolves are waiting in the shadows to pounce on the young and tender lambs who […]

Watching the Chanukah flames – A survivor reflects

I’m sitting here on Chanukah night watching the small flames flickering on my menorah. The room is dark. The lights are off and the only thing lighting up the room are the small flames on the menorah. I’m on my couch depleted of all strength. I’m feeling dark and empty both physically and emotionally. My […]