Behind these walls

I submitted an article titled It Stole My Life my Purpose and my Soul to JCW over 2 years ago, anonymously. I decided it is time to speak freely and break free from the shackles of abuse Here is my update: My name is Baruch Bergman (Bee Bee) The emotions keep running by, attaching themselves […]

He Was a Serial Abuser in Brooklyn in the 80s and 90s

Over the past few months, JCW received a number of reports from victims who were abused by an individual in the Crown Heights community during the 1980’s and 1990’s. During that time, he befriended many children at a local minyan hosted in a school, as well as many other neighborhood children, and groomed and molested […]

Alleged Sex Offender Arrested for Faking Mental Illness to Avoid Extradition

Jeremy Sharon reported in the Jerusalem Post that, suspected sex offender Malka Leifer was arrested on Monday morning by police after an undercover investigation indicated that she has been feigning mental illness to avoid extradition to Australia. The Jerusalem Post report highlighted JCW’s role in the arrest: Jewish Community Watch, an organization that seeks to […]

Rabbinical Alliance of America hosts event at molestors home

Recently, the Rabbinical Alliance of America hosted its Rosh Chodesh Shevat Conference at the home of Yitzchak (Yitzy) Hecht in Brooklyn, NY. JCW exposed Hecht on the Wall of Shame years ago after multiple victims came forward with serious and credible allegations of sexual abuse. On the morning of the event, JCW informed the RAA […]

Convicted Child Rapist Sues JCW for Cautioning Community

In June 2016, JCW shared information about the release of Daniel Sunray from an Israeli prison, where he had completed a six-year sentence for molesting and raping six children. In April 2016, we again alerted the community that Sunray had moved to NY. We shared this information to warn the community about a man who […]

Synagogue, Jewish school fire Baltimore rabbi over molestation charges

Shmuel Krawatsky’s dismissal comes after publication of article alleging he inappropriately touched 3 boys at Jewish camp. JTA Following molestation allegations against an Orthodox rabbi who taught children at a Baltimore-area summer camp, the private school that employed him has terminated his employment there. Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School announced the termination of Rabbi Shmuel […]

[WATCH] Charedim protest against Berland in Rechovot

Tens of Charedim and others protested last week against a Shiur by convicted sex offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland in Rechovot. When it was announced last month that Berland would be speaking at a Shul in Rechovot, the Mayor of the city, Rahamim Malul, convinced the owner of the Shul to cancel the invite. Berland’s supporters […]

Chabad in the Netherlands allows abuser access to children

De Telegraaf, the largest Dutch daily, reported that Rabbi Mendel Levine continues to serve as a rabbi in Nimeguen despite accusations of sexual abuse. De Telegraaf spoke with two of his victims who say Levine sexually abused them when they were children. According to research by the newspaper, the case has been swept under the […]

Two Important Abuse Prevention Seminars in Miami

Next week, Hebrew Academy Miami and Scheck Hillel Community School, in affiliation with JCW, will host two child sexual abuse prevention seminars. The events will be open to all parents and will be addressed by renowned sexual abuse prevention expert Pattie Fitzgerald of Safely Ever After. Parents will learn to teach their children the skills […]

Rabbi Apologizes after Torah Desecration in London

The Jewish News reported: A sefer Torah paid for and completed by a convicted child sex abuse offender, Menachem Mendy Levy, has been rejected by the Chabad community of Golders Green. Last week there were celebrations in Golders Green after the completion of the sefer Torah. According to a press release, “well over 1,000 men, […]

Lighting up my own light

Darkness, silence all around. I feel lonely, scared, and hopeless. I see no end to all my difficulties, suffering, and challenges. My life is a long painful journey. I was hurt, tragically abused. Where is the end to my pain? How long do I need to wait to be healed? Where’s my salvation, redemption, yeshua? […]

Teacher jailed for 30 months for sexually abusing three boys aged 5-6

Ynet News reports that Shimon Ezra Sander (36), a former teacher from Bet Shemesh, was sentenced last week to 30 months in prison, 10 months’ probation and a total of 140,000 shekel in fines after he was convicted of sexually abusing three children aged 5-6. According to the indictment, Sander abused the children from 2006-2008 […]

16-year-old from Jerusalem arrested for abusing 12-year-old boy

Behadrei Haredim reported that a 16-year-old Yeshivah student was arrested for molesting a boy he had lured from a bookstore. The abuser showed the boy pornography and sexually abused him. The victim immediately told his parents who informed the Child Protection Center. The boy revealed that he had made plans with the abuser to meet […]

You made me try to take my own life

An Open Letter To My Abuser So it’s been a bit over 3 years and it still feels like it happened yesterday- you shoving me into that room and throwing me on the table when I kept saying no. It’s like you never heard me but you did. I know you did because you acknowledged […]

I will not forgive you! Yom Kippur reflections

It’s the night before Yom Kippur and while everyone else is asking and granting mechilah I know that there will be one exception. I know that you will not ask me forgiveness. Why should you? You did “nothing wrong”. In your words that I will never ever forget “It’s all my dark reinterpitation of our […]

8 Chabad Rabbinical Leaders Take A Stand Against Child Sexual Abuse

The Chabad Lubavitch community has taken a historic step forward in combating child abuse, child sexual abuse and abuse of adults. A prestigious group of international Lubavitch Rabbinical leaders, many who are Rabbinical Judges, have signed a proclamation addressing abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community. The proclamation gives reason for the necessity of this document, […]