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, […]

[Watch] Police break up wedding involving 14-year-old girl

Police prevented a wedding involving a 14-year-old girl from taking place in central Israel on Monday evening, arresting the groom and father of the bride ahead of the ceremony. The groom, in his twenties, and the father – who was also set to conduct the marriage ceremony – were detained as family members and friends […]

A Letter to My Abuser

To my abuser, What can I say to you, who has taken so much from me? Where do I start when it has taken me thirty years to finally acknowledge what you did to me? My heart has started to pound as I write these words. That is how much of a hold the abuse […]

Child Sexual Offenders: How they select, manipulate and groom their victims

(The photo is Illustrative and not related to the story ) By David M. Buckley, Senior Instructor, John E. Reid & Associates It is difficult to develop a universal classification or list of characteristics that will consistently identify a child sexual offender. Child molesters are masters at presenting a facade that makes them indistinguishable from […]

Good Touch.. Bad Touch.. – מגע טוב.. מגע רע

 מגע טוב.. מגע רע אני מבולבלת. המגע הטוב והטבעי הפך להיות מפחיד ורע. הוא הפך טוב לרע, ורע לטוב. איך מגע טוב יכול להרגיש רע? איך מגע איום ורע יכול להרגיש טוב? איך מגע רע, איתו, יכול להיות מאוד רע ואסור, אבל יכול להיות מאוד חיובי וטוב עם בעלי לעתיד? מדוע מגע טוב ובריא נדמה […]

This article on an Israeli Chabad news site is monumental

Last month, Aharon Shlomo Lisson (Lyson), a Chabad teacher from Beitar Illit, was sentenced to 7 years in prison for sexually abusing three brothers. That evening, his oldest victim, Yankie Rainitz, released a powerful post on Facebook which quickly went viral. (You can read a translated version of his Facebook post HERE)  The following day, […]

A survivor explains how seeking help is just the beginning

I’ve been feeling things, experiencing things, lately that have made me feel compelled to write. I’ve questioned what is going on inside my body and inside my head. My thoughts roam to places to I would rather they not. My body feels things I wish it would forget. I feel powerless to stop it. And […]

This Facebook post by a survivor has gone viral in Israel

Last week on Thursday (20 July), the Jerusalem District Court sentenced (Rabbi) Aharon Shlomo Lisson to a minimum of seven years for sexually abusing three brothers. Later that day, one of the courageous victims/survivors, Yaakov (Yankie) Rainitz, wrote a powerful public post in Hebrew about what transpired. The post quickly went viral in Israel where it was shared […]

נעצר מאיר צענווירט מלמד מטבריה בחשד לביצוע מעשים מגונים

דוברות המשטרה (צפון)*: ביום 18.07.2017 נעצר מלמד בן 27 מהעיר טבריה העונה לשם מאיר צענווירט בחשד לביצוע מעשים מגונים בתלמיד כיתה ז‘.  בעקבות תלונה שהוגשה ע”י הורי התלמיד, החשוד נעצר והיום בית משפט השלום בנצרת האריך את מעצרו בפעם השניה עד לתאריך 25.07.2017 משטרת ישראל מבקשת את עזרת הציבור לצורך איתור מתלוננים נוספים. כל היודע […]

Ahron Shlomo Lyson Sentenced to 7 Years for Sexually Abusing Three Brothers

Ynet News reports: Ahron Shlomo Lyson (Lisson), 34, from Beitar Illit, was sentenced Wednesday to seven years in prison and two years’ probation for sexually assaulting his students. Lyson was a teacher in Ohalei Menachem in Beitar Illit, and was convicted last December of sexually assaulting three brothers, aged 13-15. According to the indictment, in […]

5 of the 6 suspects in Tel Aviv Belz abuse case Sentenced

One year after six teachers from the Belz Cheder in Tel Aviv were charged with physical and sexually abusing 22 children aged 3 to 10, five of the teachers have been sentenced. Yisrael Haim Shapira, Haim Fishgrund, Moshe Hirsch, Menachem Albershtein and Avraham Pinchas Deitsch were sentenced to a varying lengths of suspended prison terms and community […]

Dorm counselor sexually abused girls in home for vulnerable children

Bechadrei Charedim Reports: A 23-year-old woman who served as a dorm counselor in a home for children from broken families was charged on Monday with sexually abusing two girls in her care. According to the charges, the suspect created an extremely close and dependent relationship with her victims – aged 11-12 and 14-16 – when […]

School driver sentenced to 5.5 years for sexual assault of 13-year-old

Nati Graz, a 50 year old haredi man from Ramat Sholom Jerusalem was sentenced on Sunday to 5.5 years in prison for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl whom he drove daily to school. Graz also received 2-years probation and was ordered to pay 20,000 NIS restitution. Graz carefully groomed the girl over a an extended period […]

Haredi advertiser charged with sexually assaulting 6 employees

INN reports: A well-known haredi advertiser was indicted Sunday on charges of sexually assaulting six of his employees, the Kikar Hashabbat Hebrew news website reported. The indicted was filed in the Jerusalem District Court against Matityahu Ben-David, who served between 2011 and 2016 as the co-owner of an advertising agency called Media 1, abused his authority to […]

Rabbi Greer Seeks New Trial

The New Haven Independent reports: A prominent Edgewood rabbi is asking a court to throw out a $20 million verdict against him and order a new trial on sexual abuse allegations. Attorney David Grudberg filed the motion Wednesday in U.S. District Court on behalf of the rabbi, Daniel Greer. A federal jury last month awarded a […]

ISRAEL ALERT – Eliyahu Shafran has been added to the Wall of Shame – אליהו שפראן

  בשנת 2013 אליהו שפראן הואשם בבית משפט מחוזי בירושלים במספר אישומים של תקיפה מינית בקטינים, לאחר שהואשם בפגיעה במספר ילדות קטינות.   שפראןהיה סופר סת”ם ובעל תפקיד במטבח של בית הכנסת בקהילה לה השתייך, תפקידים אלו סייעו לו לקבל גישה לילדות הקטינות, הוא התחבר אליהן באמצעות שידול על ידי ממתקים ומתנות.   שפראן מרצה […]

[Video] An Abuse Prevention Expert Prepares Parents for Summer

On Monday June 26, JCW hosted renowned child safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald for a special Facebook Live seminar. Pattie delivered one hour of invaluable tips for parents preparing to send their children to camp. Watch a replay here and find more safety resources on Pattie’s website, sefelyeverafter.com

Bnei Brak Resident Arrested for Abusing Three Boys

Kikar Shabbat reports: Moshe Yaakov Fisher 59-year-old Bnei Brak resident was arrested and charged with sexually abusing three male minors aged 14 and 15. According to the complaint filed in court today, the suspect knew the victims and the abuse took place over an extended period of time. The police have requested that anyone with […]

Kfar Chabad Alert – Chaim Gajer – חיים גייר

חיים גייר, שנמצא ברשימת Wall of Shame של JCW, מתגורר כעת בכפר חב”ד, ישראל. בשנת 2013 דווח ל JCW על התעללות אותה ביצע גייר, זמן קצר לאחר מכן כחלק מפרויקט Project E.M.E.S התברר לנו שחיים גייר מונה למדריך במחנה קיץ. מיד התחלנו בהליך חקירה יסודי בעדיפות עליונה, הגענו ל-4 נפגעים בטווח הגילאים 8-16 שעברו פגיעה […]