Cases of Jewish Clergy Abuse

Shatnez Checker and child molester (Rabbi) Yehuda Nussbaum, still have access to boys in Yeshiva Of Brooklyn

The case of Rabbi Elior Chen

Rabbi Elior Chen and his followers are suspected of severely abusing two children, aged 3 and 4, who were savagely and systematically beaten with hammers, knives and other instruments for months until the younger child lost consciousness last month.

Rabbi Jerry Brauner (AKA: Yechiel Brauner)

Convicted on the charges of Sexual Abuse – 1st Degree, and Sexual Abuse – 3rd: Subject Another Person to Sex Contact Without Consent. He was sentenced to 11 years probation, with the condition he must participate in a sex offender treatment program. Brauner has been on probation since 2002 for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy.

The case of Rabbi Ephraim F. Shapiro

Accused of molesting several boys for over a fifty year period.

The case of Rabbi Lewis Brenner

Convicted of child molestation. The original charges included 14 counts of sodomy, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. He agreed to plead guilty to one count of sodomy in the third degree, a Class E felony, in exchange for a sentence of five years’ probation.

The case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks

Accusations about sexual inappropriate behaviour with children started surfacing in the 1980’s. Rabbi Bryks is currently a member of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. The Vaad is a Rabbinical committee that makes important decisions within an orthodox community.

The case of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

Accused of several cases of child molestation, and sexual assault of young women

The case of Rabbi/Cantor Sidney Goldenberg

Accused of abusing a 12-year-old girl. He later pleaded no contest to one count. Convicted of molesting children. The first complaints came in 1971. He was finally convicted in 1997.

The case of Rabbi Bernard Freilich

Acquitted of death threats to an alleged victim

The case of Cantor Joel Gordon

Convicted of having to keep a house of prostitution and involvement in a prostitution ring.

The case of Rabbi Israel Grunwald

Accused of molesting a 15-year-old on a 1995 plane flight from Australia to LA. The charge against him was dropped after agreeing to perform 500 hours of community service and to seek counselling. Grunwald was the chief rabbi of a Hungarian Hasidic congregation in Brooklyn, known as the Pupas.

The case of The State of Israel Vs. Sex Offender

Convicted of repeated rape and forced molestation of his granddaughter.

The case of Yehudah Friedlander – Rabbi ‘s Assistant

Accused of molesting a 15-year-old on a 1995 plane flight from Australia to LA. Friedlander was the assistant to the chief rabbi of a Hungarian Hasidic congregation in Brooklyn, known as the Pupas

The case of the Rabbi at Hillel Torah, Chicago, IL

A teacher at the Chicago school was accused of child molestation. His name was not released. The school did everything correctly in attempting to keep the children safe once accusations were made.

The case of Rabbi Solomon Hafner

Accused of sexually abusing a developmentally disabled boy

The case of Rabbi Alan J. Shneur Horowitz

Convicted and sentenced to 10 – 20 years in prison for sodomizing a nine-year-old psychiatric patient. Allegedly, he has assaulted a string of children from California to Israel to New York in the past twenty years. Alan J. (((Horowitz))) is an Orthodox rabbi, magna cum laude, M.D., PhD. A graduate of Duke University, and was a writer for NAMBLA North American Man/Boy Love Association.

The case of Jacob Frank and the Frankist Movement

Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offences

The case of Rabbi Israel Kestenbaum

Accused of child pornography on the internet

The case of Rabbi Steven Kaplan

Had an affair with a married woman, who was murdered

The case of Rabbi Robert Kirschner

Accused of sexually exploited or harassing three congregants and a synagogue employee

The case of Rabbi Ze’ev Kopolevitch

Convicted of molesting students at Rosh Yeshiva, Netiv Meir yeshiva high school

The case of Rabbi Baruch Lanner

Convicted – child molestation.

The case of Rabbi Jerrold Martin Levy

Convicted of two counts of soliciting sex through the Internet and two counts of child pornography. He was sentenced to six years and sex in prison. He was caught in the “Candyman” year-long sting operation by the US government.

The case of Rabbi Pinchas Lew

Accused of exposed himself to a woman.

The case of Rabbi Richard Marcovitz

Convicted of indecent or lewd acts with a child, and sexual battery

The case of Rabbi Juda Mintz

Convicted – internet sting on child pornography

The case of Rabbi/Psychologist – Avrohom Mondrowitz

Accused of two counts of sex abuse with boys at a special education school in New York

The case of Cantor Howard Nevison

Accused of molesting his nephew.

The case of Rabbi Michael Ozair

Accused of sexual molestation of a then-14-year-old girl

The case of Rabbi Charles Shalman

Accused of sexual misconduct toward female congregational members

The case of Cantor Robert Shapiro

Accused of three counts of rape and four counts of indecent assault and battery to a mentally retarded woman

The case of Rabbi/Yeshiva Teacher Ze’ev Sultanovitch

Accused of sexually molesting a number of adult yeshiva students at the Merkaz Harav Yeshiva

The case of Rabbi Matis Weinberg

Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offences

The case of Rabbi Yaakov Weiner

Accused of molesting boy at Camp Mogen Avraham, New York

The case of Cantor Phillip Wittlin

Convicted of molesting two girls

The case of Rabbi Mordechai Yomtov

Convicted of sexual abuse and committing lewd acts against three boys

The case of Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman

Violated guidelines concerning “sexual ethics and sexual boundaries”

The case of Rabbi Max Zucker

Accused by three women of improperly touching

The case of Rabbi David Weinberger
The case of Rabbi Fred Neulander

Convicted of Murdering his wife

The case of Rabbi Mordechai Gafni

WARNING: Marc Gafni Should Be Seen As A Danger to Women and Children. He is currently residing in Salt Lake City, UT

Case Rabbi Perry Ian Cohen

Montreal and Toronto Canada Accused of sexual abuse of a seventeen-year-old. Fired for sexual impropriety with congregants

The case of Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen

Accused of sexually harassing students at Bar-Ilan University

The case of Rabbi/Psychologist Mordecai Magencey

Lost his license to practice in the State of Missouri because of his sexual misconduct with his patients.

Rabbi Yona Metzger

Chief Rabbi Ashkenazi in Israel. Accused of sexually misconduct with four men.

Case of Cantor Stanley Rosenfeld

Convicted of molesting a 12-year-old boy he was tutoring.

The case of Rabbi Isadore Trachtman

Accused of cultic type practices and sexual offences.

The case of Rabbi Melvin Teitelbaum

This case has been buried deep; it is virtually impossible to find any information on Teitelbaum on the Internet. All we have is this: Accused of three counts of sex crimes against two boys under the age of 14, and one count of assault with intent to commit rape against one boy’s mother. The charges were dropped for lack of evidence. Charges dismissed at the request of the District Attorney’s Office, which conceded it had insufficient evidence to prosecute. Teitelbaum then a filed a $10-million damage suit in Los Angeles Superior Court. In his suit that the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and the family that accused him conspired to have him arrested and charged. Later, confronted with evidence that placed Teitelbaum elsewhere at the time of the alleged incident, the siblings changed their story, a move the prosecutor said was “devastating” to their credibility.

Cases of Other Trusted Officials Parents, Teachers, Camp Counselors, etc.
The case of Lewis K. Cohen

Convicted after being charged with using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and child enticement-exposing sex organs. Cohen used his work and home computers to engage in sexually explicit conversations with a 14-year-old boy in Internet chat rooms. The complaint also charges that Cohen sent nude photographs of himself and other males to the boy via e-mail.

The case of Cantor Michael Segelstein

Accused of attempted rape; Chabad – Las Vegas, Nevada.

The case of Ohel Counselor – Simcha Adler, NY

Plea-bargained charges of sodomy, sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child down to attempted sodomy.

The case of Arie Adler and Marisa Rimland, NY

Arie Adler was accused of molesting his daughter. Marisa Rimland murdered her daughter, and then committed suicide.

The case of School Counselor – Eugene Loub Aronin, TX

Convicted in 1984 of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old boy

The case of School Teacher – Lawrence Cohen, NJ

Convicted and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for transmitting child pornography through his home computer.

The case of School Principal/Big Brother- David B. Harrington, Rockville, MD

Convicted sex offender. Cases from the 1960’s – 1980’s.

The case of the State of Israel Vs. a Sex Offender

Convicted – 68-year-old Israeli religious man pled guilty to repeated molestation of his granddaughter, was sentenced to 19 years in jail.

The case of Jewish Big Brother Volunteer – Eric Hindin, Newton, MA

Convicted of 35 counts of child rape. He was sentenced to 20-22 years in prison.

The case of Judge Ronald Kline, CA

Accused of possessing child pornography and for allegedly molesting a neighbourhood boy 25 years ago.

The case of the Kosher Butcher in Chicago

Accused of molesting children for over 30 years

The case of the New York Society for the Deaf’s Home

Accused of treating disabled patients “like animals,” beaten, drugged and robbed of their government checks.

The case of the Rogers Park JCC, Chicago Illinois

This was the first case of alleged mass molestation recorded in Illinois to involve accusations of sexual abuse by a group of adults, consists of 246 allegations that staff members abused children enrolled at the centre, according to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

The case of Teacher/Track Coach/Girl Scout Coordinator – Adam Theodore Rubin, MD

Accused of using a computer to solicit sex with a minor, possession of a controlled dangerous substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The case of Teacher – Georges Schteinberg, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Accused of possession of child pornography. Charges dropped when Schteinberg fled the country.

Israeli vice-consul Aryeh Scher – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Accused of possession of child pornography. Charges dropped when Scher fled the country.

The case of Camp Counselor – David Schwartz, Culver City, CA

Convicted and sentenced to one year in residential treatment and five years’ probation for molesting a 4-year-old boy in his care at summer camp. A six-year prison sentence was suspended.

The case of Scoutmaster – Jerrold Schwartz, NY

Convicted and sentenced to 8 years in prison for multiple counts of sodomizing his former scout.

The case of Mashgiach Kashrut Supervisor David Douglas Webber, Canada

Convicted and sentenced to six years for possessing child pornography and molesting seven boys over the past eight years.

The case of B’Nai Torah Congregation – Hillel Community Day School janitor, Boca Raton, FL

Accused of child molestation

The case of Chaim Ciment

Accused and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, after allegations were made that he fondled a 17-year-old girl in an elevator. Link

The case of James A. Cohen – Jewish Youth Group Leader

Convicted child molester, sentenced to 9 years for assaulting 4 boys.

The case of Stuart Cooperman, MD – Paediatrician, Merrick, New York

Accused of molesting six female patients.

The case of Delaware Family

Father accused of alleged child molestation

The case of Mordechai Morton Ehrman – Simcha’s Play Group, Brooklyn, NY

Accused of molesting dozens of students. Link

The case of Hbrandon Lee Flagner

Convicted of the kidnapping and aggravated murder of Tiffany Jennifer Papesh a 8-year-old girl. Flagner also claimed to have molested hundreds of girls during his life. While in prison, Flagner converts to Judaism by a Chasidic rabbi.

The case of Ari Sorkin – Synagogue Youth Worker, Elkins Park, PA

Accused of molesting a 16 yr. old girl.

The case of Paul Slifer – Teacher

Arraigned on six counts of aggravated sexual assault, four counts of aggravated sexual contact, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor.

The case of Ozzie Orbach, M.D.

Accused of molesting his daughter.

The case of Arnold and Jesse Friedman

Capturing the Friedmans Convicted sex offender.

The case of Richard “Steven” Goldberg

Allegedly engaging in sex acts with several girls under 10 in California. He is on the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitives list.

The case of Ross Goldstein

Convicting of sodomy in the first degree three counts and use of a child in a sexual performance. He was Sentenced to four concurrent indeterminated terms of 2 to 6 years imprisonment. Also see Case of Arnold and Jesse Friedman.

The case of Several Child Sex Offenders in Har Nof, Jerusalem, Israel

Outlines several cases of alleged child sex offenders in the Charedi town of Har Nof.

The case of Lawrence Nevison

Convicted of molesting his nephew. He is the brother of Cantor Howard Nevison.

The case of Stuart Nevison

Convicted of molesting his cousin. He is the brother of Cantor Howard Nevison.

The case of Larry Cohen – Soccer Coach, Lake Oswego, OR

Accused of molesting two individuals.

The case of Phillip “Eli” Cohen, London, England

Accused of 13 charges of indecently assaulting a boy and four offences of indecently assaulting a girl.

The Case of the Students of Ner Israel Yeshiva in the 1950’s

Students accused of sexually molesting a younger student.

The case of Jonathan Rosenthal – Community Police Liason, London, England

Acquitted of sexually assaulting a few children, after a jury used ancient common law right, deciding evidence wasn’t strong enough.

The case of Dr Saul and Judith Wasserman

Accused of molesting their daughter.

The case of Irwin Silverman – Chief Counsel to U.S. secretary of interior 1933-53

Accused of molesting his daughter Sue William Silverman.


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