He leads dynamic adult education programming at his shul and has lectured and taught in many shuls, schools, and work-places. While there is room for improvement, our chinuch is wonderful. . Don't want to support that institution? Feel free to contact her at stopkiruvnow at gmail. David Pelcovitz noted that the simple act of gathering a large number of people who deal with the issues of trauma, risk and abuse for a conference of this nature was an empowering experience that has the potential to be a catalyst for positive change. We aren't out to change each other. I suppose that most of them are involuntary on the Kiruv-people's side, but I agree that they do not enough to fight this phenomenon.
When I look around at what chabad does, I suppose that less than 10% I would even say not more than 1% of all the people who go occasionally or even regularly to friday evening meals become religious. Whether directly or by example, parents are given the ultimatum: fall in line or be cut off. The talk of the town is how direct Rabbi Zecharia Wallerstein was when talking at the Agudah convention about the effect our educational system is having on our children. Perhaps they regret not being allowed to participate in so many activities they see their old friends and family post on Facebook. So I had to move out.
I would expect a man of his caliber to understand the simple rule that every single person wants to be the best but not everyone can, especially those who went through severe traumas who shutter every healthy vital part in any person especially and especially in young helpless defenseless growing kids. You can try to justify what you do, but you will never convince a family whose child was taken away that kiruv is anything less than evil. As a society we have to love our kids more than we fear reprisals for speaking out against abuse. The family that gets left behind isn't always being considered, certainly not before teaching chumras and halacha. He was trying to make a point but being very incoherent about it. I went and cried in my room and remembered the gag around my mouth.
If you are going to discuss this topic, understand that your words will affect many sensitive people who are most vulnerable. Raise your hand if you think that our educational system is not giving you any fuzzy comfortable feeling that they will help your children stay on the derech. It was horrifying for me to listen to and watch. Well, Cynthia, you didn't choose a haredi path, and perhaps that is why you have a good relationship with your family. Judy Bodner, originally from Columbus, Ohio, is a certified life coach specializing in dating, relationships and building self-esteem. I've refrained from commenting but I just want to chime in here.
The ongoing problems of substance abuse and addiction will be in the spotlight on Thursday as Amudim and Hatzolah of Mill Basin partner in an informational evening dedicated to dealing with these difficult issues which have already taken the lives of nine members of the Jewish community since January. You'll know a girl has been at Miss Garfinkel's shiur if there is a thoughtful look in her eyes and a smile on her face. Despite having ten children under one roof, there was always room for guests. Parents, Grandparents, Mechanchim, Friends, Brothers, Sisters Please forward this link to every teenage girl and boy who is on the Internet. Nowhere in any of the criticism of education, nurturing, love of Torah, does any single person, from the upwards of 1000 in attendance, discuss the claims of rape, sexual abuse, and intimidation within the greater Hasidic community. But to say that his insensitive words made so angrily in public did not or could not negatively impact someone like that is to not understand the severity of their pain and risk contributing to their demise!.
The atrocities of the holocaust are acknowledged by all. In a nutshell, converts are supposed to welcomed into the community. Yanky Elefant is the Executive Director of Ohr Naava. I don't believe for a minute this is a choice. Thu, Dec 12 2013, 6:15 pm amother wrote: I only listened to the first clip.
Private appointments can be made with each staff member to discuss personal matters. Taking place on March 15th at 8:15 at the Flatbush Park Jewish Center located at 6363 Avenue U, the free event will be dedicated to discussing prevention, raising awareness and understanding how to respond to those who are struggling with these problems. I don't know why you assume that parents close the doors of communication. At Ohr Naava, Chevi has taught tefilla and moadim on a bi-monthly basis since the organization's inception, and her humorous yet hard-hitting style keeps attendees coming back for more. Rachelle resides in Maryland with her husband and children. Where are the young people? A little bit of an aside, I recall sitting in classes in Jerusalem where well-meaning kiruv rabbis outwardly poked fun at non-orthodox Jewish denominations and Christianity. There are also ways in which we are constantly evolving.
I also have a few friends who went to chabad day schools, so they were really, really strongly exposed to kiruv efforts. Goofed is for a tiny insignificant error, you error on Friday was much larger than that! Either clean it up, or close it down, and let it be done after school time. After three years as Assistant Rabbi in Staten Island, he moved to Brooklyn, and as a Chosson Rebbe, he is involved with marriage related shailas, rabbinic counseling and guidance. A creative problem solver, Pam energetically pursues projects until fruition. I personally run a support group for women survivors of child sexual abuse. I don't understand the reaction of trying to change the whole system.
Obviously Rabbi Wallerstein cannot be held responsible for the sex abuse and the depression that followed. Nowhere in the objective for the 2013 Agudath Israel convention was there a reference to looking inward at a community and protecting its children from violence within the community, abuse within the community. Since that time, Chazaq founder Rabbi Ilan Meirov and Rabbi Imanuel Shimonov, rav of Beth Gavriel, one of the most active Bukharian shuls in Queens, have taken concrete steps to tackle these difficult issues head on, planning additional awareness events in the hopes of saving lives. Raise your hand if this is not the system you would come up with if you were asked to develop a system from scratch. She is an observant survivor of sex abuse and a grandchild of observant Holocaust survivors.
Bring him in dont throw him out. Even notices said in the name of major rabbis need to be checked out to see that they were actually authorized by those rabbis. We are fiercely protecting an educational system that goes against everything we actually believe in. Our staff is trained to discuss matters on all levels, and they make themselves available on a daily basis. I am no fanatic but after hearing this story I am beginning to realize that we are losing our youth to professional killers and kidnappers who are waiting for young innocent teenagers to prey on and destroy their lives for good.