Dutch Jewish Community distances itself from Chief Rabbi Jacobs

The organization representing the Jewish community in Amsterdam has severed ties with Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs because of the Chief Rabbi’s involvement in covering up child sexual abuse. This is according to a letter by David Brilleslijper, Chairman of the Jewish community of Amsterdam (NIHS), which was obtained by The Parool. (A leading Dutch newspaper.) These […]

Dear Jewish Community Watch

Dear Jewish Community Watch, When hurt, we fill with feelings of hate, regret, and shame Our whole entire life almost feels like a game A long and painful game, one which we have never played The game is against us; we start to lose, and begin to fade It is lonely and very daunting And […]

Rabbi Grossman Retracts Malka Leifer Offer. Statement and Response from JCW

Official Statement from Rabbi Grossman Enterprise מפעולות הרב גרוסמן Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman informed the parties this morning, Monday 12/03, that he is unable to assist in Malka Leifer’s legal case. Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman, Israel Prize recipient, has dedicated, and continuous to dedicate, his life to assisting the disadvantaged, families at need, at-risk children and […]

A Purim Letter to my Abuser – And God

Dear Abuser, It’s the day before Purim and I’d like to share my thoughts with you even though you don’t even deserve anything from me. No you won’t be getting mishloach manos from me this year. I know that a few years ago I used to give you but that was then. That was before […]

I was sexually abused on Purim

I am a 52‐year‐old who is married to a loving caring wife and I have 4 wonderful children. I have a management level job that I have held for the past 18 years at a wonderful company. I am an active member of my temple and I live in a nice neighborhood. I do not […]

Video Report: Israel a Safe Haven for Pedophiles

In this chilling documentary, JCW and Channel 10 track a serial sex offender who fled to Israel and then abused children there. This report also explores the disturbing phenomenon of Jews from around the world immigrating anonymously to Israel where they are free to abuse again. CLICK “CC” TO WATCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. You can […]

Have you seen Yacov Simmonds?

According to a report by CBC, Police in Winnipeg believe that Rabbi Yacov Simmonds, 42, has been hiding out somewhere in the United States after a warrant was issued for his arrest on three counts of sexual assault, three counts of sexual interference and two counts of invitation to sexual touching. It is still an […]

Here’s what happened to the “good little girl”

One day you’re 9 years old, you come home from school and do your homework like a good girl. You go out to play in the nice spring weather, with your little sister and you’re laughing. You can hear the birds chirping and and others laughing. It’s a sunny day and you feel happy. You […]

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 […]

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 […]