Chabad Combating Child Sexual Abuse In Israel

Chabad in Israel is taking new initiatives to combat the sexual abuse against children that has existed for years in the Chabad educational system. The new program, called “And you shall guard your souls” after the Biblical commandment, is teaching children learning in Chabad institutions to be watchful of sexual abuse and to report any […]

David Shapiro Arrested On Embezzlement Related Charges

Several months ago, Jewish Community Watch (JCW), an organization which combats child sexual abuse, noticed several internal financial irregularities. JCW immediately brought this to the attention of the North Miami Beach Police Department and fully cooperated with their investigation. That investigation culminated today with the arrest of Mr. Shapiro on charges of grand theft, identify […]

10 lessons I learned on the journey from victim to survivor

Last month JCW Israel finished its first women’s survivors support group in Jerusalem. At the end of the group we asked the amazing participants to share their words of wisdom and advice to survivors.   Here is the second of a series essays we are sharing throughout the month. *** Dearest Survivor I know that […]

Convicted Pedophile Stefan Colmer Found Using Alias

Stefan Colmer, convicted and imprisoned for sexually abusing two 13-year-old boys, is now going by the name David Cohen. Colmer changed his name after fleeing to Israel to avoid trial. He was extradited to the United States in 2007, and in 2009 was found guilty and sentenced to up to seven years in prison. Colmer was […]

Corrupt local district attorneys protecting predators

Republished from Charges have been leveled at the Brooklyn, Rockland County, Orange County and Ocean County district attorneys for years that they fail to vigorously investigate and prosecute cases of child sexual abuse in the Orthodox community. The claim is that this is due to the intense pressure put upon them by rabbis to […]

Why Is Mendy Tevel Still Not On The Sex Offender Registry?

Frum Follies reports: On June 8, 2015 ~33-year-old (born 1983) Menachem Tewel (aka Mendy Tevel) was sentenced to one year of imprisonment for repeatedly performing oral sex on a 14-year-old camper over a period of a year. Risk level assessments for placement on the Offender Registry are normally held before defendants are released. These hearings […]

JCW 2016 Donor Drive – 3,000 Strong Against Child Sexual Abuse

Add your Name. Protect children from sexual abuse. Stand with survivors. Five years ago, Jewish Community Watch burst on to the scene with a rallying cry which resonated throughout the Jewish community: Enough!!! Enough of our children being abused! Enough cover-ups! Enough protecting abusers! Enough shaming victims! Enough abandoning survivors! From its humble beginnings, JCW […]

Incest survivor: I don’t know where I would be without JCW

My first encounter with JCW was at an event in my hometown. I had long suppressed my sexual abuse, which had been perpetrated by a family member. I struggled to cope and go about living my life normally. It was hard. I was affected daily, but I couldn’t risk sharing what I was going through, […]

Passaic’s Rabbonim Ban Stefan Colmer from all Shuls

Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman (PICTURED ABOVE) is Rav Congregation Ahavas Israel in Passaic NJ. He sent out the following email immediately after finding out that convicted sex offender Stefan Colmer had moved back to Passaic.   From: R. Y. Eisenman < Subject: Important Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:02 PM Please be aware that Stefan […]

Camp JEM Summer Experience Rebrands as Camp One Lev

The JEM Summer Camp in Beverly Hills, which has come under scrutiny in recent years for its affiliation with convicted child sex abuser Mendel Tevel, has rebranded as Camp One Lev. Rabbi Hertzel Illulian, the founder and director of the JEM Youth Center in Beverly Hills, hired his son-in-law, Mendel Tevel, as youth director in […]

“Is Silence Always Golden?” – Reflections on the Maklev Case

By Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman. I am very hesitant to write what I am about to say. There is no doubt that some will feel that ‘sweeping the dirt under the rug’ is the best policy. And there are those who will question my decision to write by claiming, “Why discuss uncomfortable issues? Those who […]

Safety Alert: Seattle

Stephen Ruskin, a Seattle resident, was charged with child molestation and sentenced to 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of “Communication with minor for immoral purposes”.   Ruskin’s attorney was able to influence a judge that because of his religious piety, his sentence should be postponed till after pesach. Ruskin […]

Have You Seen Chisdai Ben-Porat?

Canadian citizen Chisdai Ben-Porat pleaded guilty to indecent assault without the consent of others (18 Pa. C.S. § 3126) in 2014. His passport was taken from him and he was escorted to the Canadian border by U.S. Immigration upon his release. He was required to register as a sex offender in Pennsylvania under Megan’s Law […]

Safety Alert Toronto – Dovid Leib Chaikin

Rabbi Dovid Leib Chaikin was posted several years ago to the wall of Shame after a thorough investigation revealed that he allegedly molested numerous children. It has come to our attention that Chaikin is lecturing in the Toronto area. Chaikin remains an extreme danger to children and it goes without saying that this man should […]

JCW Responds To Rabbi Rosenfeld

On March 8th in response to a Newsweek article that details multiple incidents of alleged physical and sexual abuse perpetrated by certain staff members of Oholei Torah, including two who currently teach there, Rabbi Sholom Rosenfeld addressed a letter to Oholei Torah parents promising and giving his word that the yeshiva is safe. He stated […]

Israel Safety Alert – Chaim Gajer

Chaim Gajer, who was added to the JCW wall of shame after a lengthy investigation for allegedly molesting a number of minors, has been seen in Israel. It is unclear if Gajer is there for a visit or if he moved to Israel permanently. If you or someone you know were abused by Chaim Gajer […]

Fugitive Jewish school principal Malka Leifer sued for sex abuse

The Australian Reports Fugitive Jewish headmistress Malka Leifer will now battle ­authorities in two countries after a former student and teacher at a Melbourne girls’ school last week launched legal action against the former principal for serial sexual abuse. The woman is the sister of ­another victim who was last year awarded $1.27 million for […]

Sydney Beth Din: Mesirah not applicable in Australia

Published on J-Wire Sydney’s Beth Din has stated that the practice of banning Jews from informing on a fellow Jew is not applicable in matters relating to criminal law in Western democracies. Rabbi Moshe Gutnick, The Sydney’s Beth Din statement issued by Rabbo Moshe Gutnick states: “In response to recent media reports suggesting otherwise, and in […]

Seeing You In An Orange Jumpsuit

Seeing you in orange is the last image in my head Replacing the ones where you control my life instead Keeping me silent for over a decade and then some Holding me hostage to the fear, all numb Well I’m not a bad person for outing you You are cruel for having done what you […]