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Monday, July 20, 2009

Camp counselor at private Lakewood school charged with sexually assaulting boy!

http://www.app.com/article/20090720/NEWS/90720060/1070/NEWS02

Camp counselor at private Lakewood school charged with sexually assaulting boy By Michelle Sahn • STAFF WRITER • July 20, 2009

LAKEWOOD — A camp counselor who worked at a program run at a Lakewood private school has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a young boy.

Yosef A. Kolko, 33, of Gefen Drive, Lakewood, who worked as a camp counselor at Yachad, a summer camp based out of Bais Hatorah School on Swathmore Drive, was arrested Sunday, authorities said.

He was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Authorities said the criminal activity occurred within the past year, and the victim was a boy under the age of 13.

Bail for Kolko was set at $125,000 and if he is released on bail, he is not allowed to have contact with the victim or anyone else under the age of 18, according to the complaint.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Senior Investigation Colleen Lynch in the special victims unit at 732-929-2027, Ext. 2905 or Lakewood Detective Thomas D'Elia at 732-363-0200.

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

anyone can just walk into a police station and claim anything.....

Fan of UOJ said...

Is this guy related to Yudi Kolko?

Anonymous said...

nephew of Yudi Kolko

Anonymous said...

do you believe everything you hear? Innoccent until proven guilty. don't be so quick to hang someone.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to the Jewish community of Lakewood for not "covering this up"!

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

He (Yosef Kolko) has not been convicted of a crime but he has been arrested for a heinous crime. That is a newsworthy item; I hope the allegations prove to be false!

Anonymous said...

The high bail, and the protective order extending to ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18, not just to the alleged victim, speak volumes. I believe he's guilty.

Rodef emes

Anonymous said...

This guy is a notorious molester, just like his uncle. A very reputable pediatrician in Brooklyn treated several of his victims and tried to have him reported to the authorities. His previous victims refused to testify or press charges.

Chicago said...

Chazak Chazak VeNischazek!!!

Parents in Lakewood deserve a big yasher koach for doing the right thing.

In cases of abuse GO TO THE POLICE. Not a "Bai$$$ Din" unless it's UOJ's of course!!!

Pikuach Nefesh overrides everything when it comes to protection from a Rodef.

Anonymous said...

These sick bastards are so friggin sick that it runs in their blood like the Tendler sickos.

Abe Silberstein said...

Someone on failed messiah asked if the new Kolko dynasty will outlast the Tendler dynasty.

steve said...

I hope the allegations prove to be false!

Mima Nafshach someone is guilty of a terrible crime. Either Kolko Jr. is guilty of child molestation, or his accuser(s) is a vicious fabricator. My only wish is that justice is served.

Scorekeeper said...

Tendlers 3

Kolkos 2

Anonymous said...

JWB says:

The Tendlers are related through Rabbi Faskowitz (Michelle's cousin) to Rabbi Ephraim Boruch Bryks who is related to Rabbi Lewis (Yomtov Lipa) Brenner.

So add two to the Tendler lead.

Anonymous said...

It's a known fact that in most cases a child molestor was usually himself a victim of child molestation.

How many times do you think Uncle Yudi put his nephew Yosef on his lap, or take him for drives in his car?

What about all of Yudi Kolko's grandchildren? Have they also been "touched" by Zeidi Yudi?

Or were Yudi's daughters smarter and was that the reason that they all moved to Eretz Yisroel - to be far away from their sick-o father?

Rabbinic Member said...

Rabboissai!

When you hear of divorces and one side bans all access to the child. There are always legitimate reasons for this. The side may or may not tell every bungalow yenta why that is. But, use your imagination!!!

Abuse hurts! Abuse destroys self worth and confidence. It erodes the neshama and can cause people to take their own lives.

When you hear about nasty custody battles and people are talking cryptic, when you hear of kids who move out of a city never to return, when you hear about rational people making extreme choices, FEEL FOR THEM. They are heroes. They are tzaddikim, they went through so much, but don't dish it out back.

They are who the passuk refers to when it says, "Hane'elovim V'einom Olvim, Shom'im Cherpossom V'Einam M'Shivim".

How dare society make fun, tongue-wag, or cause financial damage to those people? No matter how high and confident you feels you are, if YOU were involved in such behaviors, or if YOU caused financial damage to such people, Hashem will repay you with SPECIAL INTEREST.

YOU will never undo your damage, and YOU and your entire household will pay for the damage YOU caused.

The time for action is upon us. ACT NOW!!

Anonymous said...

This case has all the hallmarks of child molestation. It is extremely rare for a child to fabricate such a story. The child was apparently a special needs child.

Predators seek out such children.

Why a camp would hire a man in his 30's to care for children is beyond me. Anyone with common sense would question why such a man would want to be around children, as such low pay, etc.

It is not rare for pedophiles to commit incest and to go after children of their brothers, sisters, etc.

Fortunately, the family has gone to the police. The very high bail and the terms suggest the prosecutor has strong evidence.

Whether the family can withstand the pressure that will be brought to bear on them is another question. This pressure will be brought by rabbis, administrators, and ignoramuses. It will not be pleasant. There will be threats.

This is the time for rabbis to become heroes, to stand by the family, to show up in court, and to see to it that our children are protected. The rabbis can stand up to those who threaten the family. They can stand up for decency, and stand up to evil.

Will any rise to the occasion?

Anonymous said...

There is nothing inherently wrong with a thirty something old man working in a day camp in the summer if he is a rebbe or a teacher during the year.It is okay for campers to have a more mature counselor who is perhaps also a father and understands children. It is not okay for a counselor to molest his campers, but, it has nothing to do with his age.

Anonymous said...

The divorce – custody issue is returning to the blogosphere. As an askan that deals with this all the time, hear about some truths. People who divorce do so out of animosity, not love. The magnitude to which they can bury each other is the norm, not the exception. What can I get away with, what can I exact from the other, how can I make the ex-spouse’s life truly miserable, etc. These are the questions that are not only the constant thought, but are also on the lips of the attorneys, and sometimes even the Rabbonim and toanim that get involved. It is the norm to attempt to demand money in order to agree to give or receive a get. It is common to allege that the spouse abused the children, either physically or sexually. It is the norm to insist the other parent have only supervised visitation if any because of fears that he or she will take the children away. It is also standard procedure for one spouse to insist that the other have no decision powers for the children, no overnight visits, and no access to medical or school records. It takes pressure from the other side, and sometimes a voice of reason from various askanim or advisors, to drop ridiculous demands and to negotiate in good faith.

Ask any matrimonial lawyer. The “parting shot” of accusing the other parent of abuse and trying to deny custody is way too common, evening the frum community. It has nothing at all to do with abuse, molestation, or even fact. It is simply a reflection on the hate that powers the divorce process. So I absolutely challenge “Rabbinic Member” in the statement that there are always legitimate bases for withholding the children from the other parent. Wrong. It may sometimes have merit, but the parting shot is very far from rare.

Friend of the Court said...

Dayanim in Chicago say that most cases where abuse is alleged and given as the PRIMARY reason for the divorce, the allegations are TRUE. As opposed to when the PRIMARY reason is incompatibility, then a secondary claim of abuse is often false.

The dayanim encourage "mutual" agreement as a face saving gesture to the abusive side. If they choose to challenge the issue, let the goods fly everywhere. But, that is not ideal.

Fan of UOJ said...

"Or were Yudi's daughters smarter and was that the reason that they all moved to Eretz Yisroel - to be far away from their sick-o father?"

Or is it possible that they moved to Israel because that is where us Israelites really belong?

Anonymous said...

The Satmar putz won't publish Kolko's name at VIN.

Lakewood parent said...

My son goes to Yeshiva Orchos Chaim where this Kolko teaches. I am afraid that they will allow him back in the classroom the way that Torah Tmimah did with his uncle all those years, and the way that Satmar is doing now and Ner Yisroel has been doing with their molester.

Anonymous said...

JWB says:

False allegations of this nature are rare. I suggest you check the law enforcement statistics in this area. 2-4% is the only statistic I've seen from law enforcement regarding false allegations of sexual assault where the accused is KNOWN (the % of false allegations is higher where the accused makes allegations against an unidentified stranger). If you look at the subset of false complaints against a KNOWN accused by MULTIPLE accusers. The % of false allegations is practically non-existant. Further If you look at the subset of false complaints against a KNOWN accused by MULTIPLE accusers who are UNRELATED and did not know each other when they first disclosed abuse, you would be hardpressed to find many such cases.

I have researched several hundred cases worldwide in the Jewish community over many years and can count the incidence of false allegations on one hand.

The most recent incidence was in Brooklyn where former Judge Gerald Garson was convicted of taking payments to fix custody cases in a conspiracy that involved lawyers, court staff and a rabbi. It was known in the Brooklyn frum community that Garson could be used to "fix" cases. This had been going on for years. In several of the cases Garson "fixed" false allegations were used against spouses as part of the tactics.For the most part the spouses that the allegations were made against were women with fewer resources than their husbands. The case that did Garson in was a custody case that a Rabbi paid Garson to "fix" his daughter' divorce case.

In all cases, allegations of such abuse must be reported to the police and investigated. These allegations should never be dealt with quietly.

Leopold Margulies said...

Sheker vechuzuv!

Anonymous said...

JWB says:

Several examples of multiple abusers in a family come to mind.

There are the Nevison brothers:
Cantor Howard Nevison
Lawrence Nevison
Stuart Nevison

and Rabbi Ephraim F. Shapiro and his son Yisroel Shapiro.

I've also come across situations in the frum community where it appears pedophiles were networking.

Anonymous said...

JWB says:

Correction

There are the two Nevison brothers:
Cantor Howard Nevison
Lawrence Nevison
and Larry,s son (Howard's nephew)
Stuart Nevison

very angry at this outrage said...

shock!!
keep your kids at home!
when is this going to end?
we must stand up against these pedophiles
we must teach them a lesson
you start up with our kids, you will get it

at least he must be totally kicked out of Lakewood!!!
and his name should be put on a public data base

“uoj” why don't you open a special website with names of jewish pedophiles,
so we can beware, also it will be a big deterrent if there is an official list
Thanks
scared and worried and angry parent!!

Anonymous said...

Roethlisberger accused of sex assault in lawsuit

(AP) – 1 hour ago

RENO, Nev. — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault in a civil lawsuit

Vinny said...

To rabbinic member

I got your member right here.

Kolko gets results said...

By JoNel Aleccia
Health writer
msnbc.com
updated 7:00 p.m. ET, Fri., July 17, 2009

Foreigners who have HIV would be allowed to travel and immigrate to the United States under a plan by federal health officials to lift a 22-year ban on infected visitors that critics say was unnecessary from the start.

Anonymous said...

people, this guy is single. NOW does age have to with it?
33 yr old single guy in camps and schools his whole life. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!

Avi L. Shafran said...

This is mamash cruel & unusual punishment!

Light manual labor for Madoff in prison: report

(AFP) – 13 hours ago

NEW YORK — Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, given a 150 year prison sentence in June for running the biggest fraud in Wall Street history, spends seven hours a day doing light manual labor, the New York Post said.

Shmarya groupie said...

Atheists sue to keep In God We Trust' off Capitol Visitor Center

By ROB HOTAKAINEN
McClatchy Newspapers
Published: Saturday, Jul. 18, 2009

UOJ gets results said...

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSTRE56J5CN20090720

"Madoff" bill would charge rich NY inmates for jail

Mon Jul 20, 2009

By Joan Gralla

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For anyone who believes crime doesn't pay, tell that to the New York state legislator who introduced a "Madoff" bill on Monday. Rich New Yorkers convicted of crimes would be forced -- if his bill becomes law -- to pay the state and federal governments for how much it costs to keep them in jail.

The bill's moniker is a nod to Bernard Madoff, who began serving a 150-year prison sentence last week in a federal prison in North Carolina for running a Ponzi scheme considered to be Wall Street's biggest investment fraud. Before his arrest in December, Madoff had lived a life of luxury with a Park Avenue penthouse apartment and luxury homes in other glamorous locales, as well as yachts, designer clothes and collectible watches with eye-popping price tags.

"Far too often, taxpayers are stuck with the bill for criminals who have extensive personal wealth waiting for them once they are discharged from our state's penal system," Republican Assemblyman Jim Tedisco said in a statement.

Like many states, New York has looked at various ways of driving drive down the cost of keeping people in jail.

The state comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, estimated in 2007 that it costs the counties around $1 billion a year, based on daily costs of $80 to $90 a day for each inmate.

Though federal prosecutors sought to strip Madoff of all of his assets before he went to prison, Tedisco told Reuters that his bill would force drug dealers and other high-profile people who serve jail time to pay for their prison upkeep.

If such a law had been in effect at the time, it could have targeted such wealthy inmates as Martha Stewart, the lifestyle guru who was sentenced to five months in prison in 2004 for lying to investigators about a stock trade, and Leona Helmsley, the high-end hotelier who was sentenced to prison in 1989 for tax evasion. Helmsley's prison sentence was reduced to four years, but she only served about a year and a half.

Tedisco said the need for his bill was demonstrated by "an incident in lower Manhattan's Tombs prison," a reference to an inmate's costly bar mitzvah that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said the city is investigating.

A sliding scale would determine how much convicts would have to pay, based on their assets, under Tedisco's bill. Those who are worth $200,000 or more would pay the entire tab, while those whose net worth is $40,000 or less would pay nothing.

Dr. Tuvya Chaim Charles "Bungalow Putz" Neuhoff said...

I am against molestation of any kind.

NIR Group has a haskomo from Avi Shafran said...

http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/21/nir-group-corey-ribotsky-business-wall-street-nir-group_print.html

Hedge Fund Accused Of Bogus Returns

Nathan Vardi, 07.21.09, 11:00 AM ET

A Long Island hedge fund known for making controversial deals in penny stocks continues to be accused by its investors of making up its returns.

The latest accusations against NIR Group's $770 million family of hedge funds, run from Roslyn, N.Y., by 38-year-old Corey Ribotsky, come from investor Steven Mizel, who in a lawsuit against Ribotsky and one of his funds claims they "appear to have provided investors with valuations of the Fund's securities which are wholly fanciful."

Margo Moves To Detroit? said...

DETROIT (AP) Convicted pimp runs for Detroit city council.

Gerrorist said...

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1101693.html

Leaders of Israel's ultra-Orthodox community approved the establishment of a new association to run the independent Haredi education system, at a Jerusalem meeting yesterday. The new association would replace the current one, established by the Gur Hasidic sect decades ago.

The initial moves toward establishing a new association were made several months ago. In a rare step, Gur turned to civil court in an attempt to thwart it.

Dozens of security guards and police secured the conference venue, Novotel, in Jerusalem. Guards were instructed not to let anyone in who did not have an official invitation.

"We were warned that people might try to crash the conference or phone in a false bomb threat," a guard said.

In addition to Hasidic leaders, two of the most important figures in the non-Hasidic ultra-Orthodox world, Rabbi Yosef Shalom Elyashiv and Rabbi Aharon Leib Steinman, were also present. They praised the Haredi unity expressed by the presence of three significant groups: the Council of Torah Sages of the non-Hasidic Degel Hatorah, and representatives of Agudat Yisrael from Israel and the United States.

Still, the conference may signify a new split in Ashkenazi ultra-Orthodoxy. It was a resounding slap in the face of the Gur Hasids, the largest Hasidic group in Israel. The group's leader, the Gerer rebbe, declined an invitation to the summit, and and his representatives had tried to foil the conference.

The struggle for control of the independent Haredi education system, one of the key positions in the ultra-Orthodox world, began in June 2008. The Gur Hasidim are struggling to maintain their hegemony in the face of challenges by a coalition of the smaller Hasidic sects in Agudat Yisrael, represented by MK Meir Porush, and the non-Hasidic Haredi Degel Hatorah party.

Porush, who had run for mayor of Jerusalem last year, won the support of Degel Hatorah after making a secret deal to redivide control over the Haredi education system, with Gur retaining control proportionate to its population. The outcome was a rift in the Haredi community, leading to a secular candidate winning the mayoral elections.

When asked whether the move yesterday was another step in this war, Rabbi Menahem Porush, father of MK Meir Porush answered: "subconsciously, yes."

Stanley Fischer imitates Boog said...

Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer on Monday called on the heads of the ultra-Orthodox sector in Israel to promote employment among Haredi men and women in order to minimize the prevalent poverty among them.

During a conference for the ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem, Fischer said that the low employment rate among the Haredi men and women was the root cause of for the high incidence of poverty, higher than any other sector in Israeli society, including the notoriously poor Arab sector.

According to Fischer, 60 percent of the ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel were defined as poor in 2008, and that number has only grown since. "There is an enormous pool of human resources in the Haredi sector, which, harnessed, could contribute another driving force for growth to the economy, while also minimizing the poverty," he said.

Homowack said...

By Stephen Sacco
Times Herald-Record
Posted: July 19, 2009 - 2:00 AM

SPRING GLEN — Officials suspect arson in an early-morning fire Saturday that burned to the ground an abandoned three-story building near the former Homowack Lodge.

Summitville fire Chief Tim Koestler said the fire is suspicious and is being investigated. All utilities, including electricity, had been shut off in the building, Koestler said.

The building was located off the now-dilapidated golf course, down the road from the sprawling former resort, Koestler said.

Authorities say the building, formerly used as housing for employees at the hotel, had been abandoned for a number of years. The building is owned by Congregation Bais Trana, a Hasidic group from Rockland County that bought the former Catskill resort and 400 acres of land in 2006.

Nobody was injured in the fire, which began shortly after 5 a.m. and took nearly three hours to contain. The fire was called in by a neighbor, and the building was engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived. There was also a false fire alarm at the main hotel building later in the day.

The fire comes after a long string of complaints by neighbors and public officials about safety concerns at the former Homowack Lodge, now called Machne Bnos Square.

Early last week, the hotel was cited with three violations by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation after an oil spill.

Later in the week, the state Department of Health asked for a voluntary evacuation of the building "in the interest of public safety."

Town officials say the group was running a girls camp at the site, despite not having the appropriate permits.

Holly Budd, who has lived in the neighborhood for 23 years, said neighbors are becoming increasingly concerned that the former hotel is becoming a safety hazard.

Anonymous said...

Associated Press - July 21, 2009 3:15 AM ET

SPRING GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - State police say they are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed a three-story abandoned building at a former Catskills hotel that's being run as a summer camp.

Troopers say Saturday's early morning fire occurred at the former Homowack Lodge in the Ulster County hamlet of Spring Glen, 70 miles north of New York City.

Anonymous said...

JWB says:

1) Letters: What it feels like to survive abuse
In Letters to the Editor, Sexual abuse on July 15, 2009 at 9:50 am
http://thejewishstar.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/letters-what-it-feels-like-to-survive-abuse/

2) Opinion: Ba’alei Teshuva in co-pilot seat
In Ba'al Teshuva, Hashkafah, In My View, Opinion, Sexual abuse on July 15, 2009 at 5:10 pm
http://thejewishstar.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/opinion-ba%e2%80%99alei-teshuva-in-co-pilot-seat/

Skver said...

http://www.lohud.com/article/2009907210370

Non-stop circus with these clowns

BMG Coffee Room said...

The reid is that Nachum Rosenberg just blew the lid on the Wife Swapping issues here in Lakewood Ir Hakoidesh. What is the shver going to say now???

Anonymous said...

MThe Hillel yeshiva in Passaic emplyed a 'Kolko' until recently who seemed like a good guy. Is this his son?

Divorce-Custody Crisis said...

For those perverted cities (Baltimore, Washington Heights, Lakewood) where the prevailing attitude is OMERTA. You cover for me, I'll cover for you. A city where residents know the "weaknesses" and "taivahs" of each other. Kindly keep your illness to yourselves, don't marry out into the wider Jewish community. This will solve the divorce-custody issue once and for all.

Chaim said...

"The reid is that Nachum Rosenberg just blew the lid on the Wife Swapping issues here in Lakewood Ir Hakoidesh. What is the shver going to say now???"
**************
Do you live in Lakewood? This kind of stuff is extremely rare, if at all. Please don't be motzee shem ra.

Sir Vivor said...

All hell will shortly break out in Ger when the alleged details of another long time rebbe in the system here in BP is allegedly exposed for being a rampant child molester who has left devastation in his wake. This guy struts his holy stuff all around town. If this one is confirmed it might rank up there with the Kolko or Mondrowitz cases. And this guy comes with rumors of family in the same "business".

Anonymous said...

Chaim said...
"The reid is that Nachum Rosenberg just blew the lid on the Wife Swapping issues here in Lakewood Ir Hakoidesh. What is the shver going to say now???"
**************
Do you live in Lakewood? This kind of stuff is extremely rare, if at all. Please don't be motzee shem ra.

10:05 PM, July 21, 2009
---------------------------------
yes i live in lakewood and its unfortunately not so rare . its more rear then rare my friend.

Lakewooder said...

When I was in yeshiva 20 years ago, the yeshiva was nisht tzefreeden mit a certain chevra that was on the vilde side. The roshei yeshiva and the mashgiach were bezunder upset that they did activities together as couples that were too close for comfort. Most of them learned in a certain yeshiva (falsely) touted as a "feste" place but this group was hardly yeshivish by any definition.

Today, the yeshivaleit are much more "greasy" bichlal. If anything is going on, it must be among the baal habatim who have been moving to town in droves and have nothing to do with BMG.

YTT planning dept said...

They can also live in boiler rooms:

Today, there is a shortage of 25,000 to 30,000 housing units for Haredi families, said Menachem Eliezer Moses, Chairman of the United Torah Judaism party. "Thousands of couples are living in converted storage rooms, garages, parking lots and even garbage-bin rooms," he said.

How did JWB miss this? said...

http://www.thejewishweek.com/viewArticle/c36_a16319/News/New_York.html

The Bayside cemetery in Ozone Park, Queens is another bais hakevoros neglected by shysters. The alter Novordoker R' Avraham Aaron Yudelovitch, born in 1850 who was the rov of the Eldridge St shul on the Lower East is buried there.

http://www.sznyc.org/sznyc/rabbi

A Cuomo investigation revealed that these Conservative shysters from Shaarei Tzedek in Manhattan may have been pilfering the cemetery's money.

"Rabbi" Jack Sparks said...

The Awareness Center was just informed that Rabbi Jack Sparks is now "the rabbi" of Temple Hativkah - Homestead Jewish Center in Homestead, Florida. The Awareness Center is asking everyone to call and write to the Board of Directors of the synagogue and ask them what safety plan they have in place to protect their children from this alleged sexual predator. Be sure to let them know that if another child is molested after being warned that they can be held responsible in a court of law.

Rabbi Jack Sparks was arrested on May 12, 2008 on charges of child endangerment of a fourteen-year-old boy. Sparks took the boy on a shopping trip to the Fairfield News and Tobacco store on New London Road in Newark and encouraged the boy to pick out a magazine in the "back room" where pornographic magazines are kept. The boy declined, picking out a gaming magazine instead.

Dr. Rabbi Jack L. Sparks, holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Boston University, as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in curriculum and instruction, Jewish studies, counseling psychology and elementary education. He has been an educator in Jewish Private Schools for 25 years in Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Miami, FL; Austin, TX and Talleyville, Delaware.

Unfortunately it is not uncommon for an individual who molest children to work in the education field and also to move around from state to state. There is a fear that Rabbi Sparks could have left a trail of victims along the way.

If you or anyone you know was abused by Rabbi Jack L. Sparks please contact Newark Police Department or The Awareness Center.

CONTACT
Temple Hatikvah/Homestead Jewish Center
183 NE 8th Street Homestead FL 33030 (also known as Campbell Drive or SW 312th St)

Mailing address:
PO Box 924250 Homestead FL 33092-4250
Phone: 305-248-5724 ~ Fax: 305-258-4645

Officers
President: Mitch Rabin lcnmitch@yahoo.com

1st Vice President: Carol Silver silv5622@bellsouth.net

2nd Vice President: Sandy Liebowitz sandellini@aol.com

Treasurer: Judy Creque pps2585670@bellsouth.net

Recording Secretary: OPEN

Corresponding Secretary: Carole-Ann Santelli missca44@bellsouth.net

Director of Education / Cantorial Soloist: Eilat Schmalbach eeschmalbach@bellsouth.net

Immediate Past President: Justin Enfinger jenfin@earthlink.net

Board of Directors

Sue Nulman shnkatz@bellsouth.net

David Feinberg k4idn@aol.com

Susan Burakoff-Hopkins shopkins33031@yahoo.com

Trustees

Darryl Silver

Larry Creque lazman55@bellsouth.net

Stan the man said...

The Awareness Center received an e-mail this morning regarding Cantor Stanley Rosenfeld (AKA: Stanley Rosenthal). I was informed that Rosenfeld has a parole violation hearing set for this coming Wednesday, July 22, at around 9:30am. This past Wednesday he was deemed mentally competent to be brought in for a hearing, and was transferred to the ACI without bail.

We need everyone's help to get the news media to do a story on this case. Rosenfeld is a seventy-five-year-old convicted sex offender pending new child abuse charges (Child Abuse in the 2nd Degree).

As I'm sure you are aware, the best way to prevent people like Mr. Rosenfeld from offending again is to keep cases like his in the public eye. Please help keep Stanley Rosenfeld from re-offending another time. How many times chances should this convicted sex offender be given?

Stanely Rosenfeld, is the former cantor and spiritual leader at Temple Am David received a 10-year suspended sentence after pleading no contest to molesting a 12-year-old boy he was tutoring.

* Parole Board
Varley Building, 40 Howard Avenue, Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 401-462-0900
Fax: 401-462-0915
Email: parolebd@doc.ri.gov

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State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections
July 17, 2009
http://www.doc.ri.gov/inmate_search/search_details.php?inmateid=526852

INMATE DETAILS FOR CURRENT INCARCERATION
Inmate ID Last Name First Name MI Name Type Race Sex Age Last Residence Security
526852 ROSENFELD STANLEY S Real WHITE Male 75 PROVIDENCE INTAKE SERVICE CNTR

INMATE SENTENCES
Case No. Count Date Imposed Retro Date Sen. Status Term YR-MO-DAY Desc. Good Time Release Date
K2010122A 2 9/13/2002 7/15/2002 EXPIRATION SENTENCE 0-18-0 SECOND DEGREE CHILD MOLESTATION 12/23/2003

INMATE CHARGES
Commit Date Case Number Bail Type Bail Amount Disposition Description Disposition Date
7/15/2009 K2010122A HELD W/O BAIL $0 CHARGE PENDING CHILD ABUSE 2ND DEGREE 7/15/2009
7/15/2002 K2010122A HELD W/O BAIL $0 SENTENCED SECOND DEGREE CHILD MOLESTATION 9/13/2002
11/17/2001 K2010122A HELD W/O BAIL $0 DISCHARGED AT COURT SECOND DEGREE CHILD MOLESTATION 11/19/2001
10/21/2008 K2010122A HELD W/O BAIL $0 RELEASED TO IMH CHILD ABUSE 2ND DEGREE 1/29/2009

agudah fressers said...

So what are the big shvitzers in Agudah saying about this?
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Yosef Kolko said...

http://www.app.com/article/20090721/NEWS/90721123/1070/NEWS02

July 21, 2009

Camp counselor facing sex assault charges also taught at yeshiva

By ZACH PATBERG
TOMS RIVER BUREAU

A camp counselor who police say sexually assaulted a young boy is also a teacher at a private grade school, the yeshiva said Tuesday.

Officials at Yeshiva Orchos Chaim on Oberlin Avenue confirmed that Yosef Kolko taught there during the school season but referred further questions to an attorney, Karl Mohel, who said he would not "confirm or deny anything."

Kolko, 33, was released from jail Monday on $125,000 bail after being charged with aggravated sexual assault, authorities said. The assault occurred within the past year and the victim was under the age of 13, police said. No further details on the case were provided.

Officials at Yachad, the summer camp where Kolko was working, at the Bais Hatorah School on Swarthmore Avenue, did not respond to requests for comment.

No one answered the door at Kolko's house on Gefen Drive Tuesday. A woman answering the phone at Mohel's office said Kolko was to interview with the lawyer on Friday.

Kolko, according to sources and genealogical data, is the nephew of Yehuda Kolko, a Brooklyn rabbi accused of molesting three young students in an explosive case that rocked the Orthodox communities in New York and, in May 2006, was featured in a cover story in New York magazine. Kolko, 63, pleaded guilty last year to endangering the welfare of a child and was sentenced to three years of probation.

Anonymous said...

Mohel grew up in Lakewood's public schools and used to be Ocean County Prosecutor.

He has a history of defending pedophiles. Maybe he can get together with Paysach Krohn to learn the barbaric clamp technique.

Aron Teitelbaum and Dovid Shmidel said...

The ultra-Orthodox rioters who have been protesting the treatment of the ultra-Orthodox mother are being manipulated by "a group of extremists, full of hatred," a Haredi public figure told Haaretz.

"They want to hear the young men call the police 'Nazis,' for ideology's sake," the man said. His statement reflected an increasing rift among the ultra-Orthodox representatives dealing with the case.

Since Friday, when the mother was released to house arrest after a widely welcomed court-sponsored arbitration process, two voices have seemed to emanate from the extreme margins of the ultra-Orthodox community: one compromising and pragmatic and the second militant.

Members of the first camp say those in the second have hijacked the case, raising impossible demands, including contravening understandings reached in court.

Leaders of the Toldot Aharon Hasidic sect, to which the suspect belongs, say their people have been shunted aside. At the height of the crisis, family-appointed spokesmen Dudi Zilbershlag and Moshe Friedman threatened to step down from their role.

The background to the rift is found in the complex relationships in the Eda Haredit, the umbrella organization of Hasidic sects and anti-Zionist and separatist groups headed in recent years by Rabbi Yitzhak Tuvia Weiss. Although Toldot Aharon is one of the larger groups in the Eda, Weiss has been given the reins in handling the affair.

The public figures he appointed to deal with it, particularly Aharon Teitelbaum and David Shmidel, are considered extremely militant. Schmidel is known from his uncompromising protests over construction at building sites where human bones are found, and control over the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron. Avraham Freulich, at whose home the suspect is under house arrest, is subservient to Teitelbaum and Shmidel.

At the family's request, the head rabbi of the Toldot Aharon group sent a sharply worded message to Weiss. He reminded Weiss of the 2006 case of the yeshiva student Israel Vales, arrested on suspicion of killing his infant son and subsequently convicted of manslaughter.

"If what happened to Valas happens to the mother, it will be your fault," the message said, according to a senior source. Following the message and an urgent court hearing Monday, the Haredi figures handling the case agreed to allow the woman to have an initial meeting with a court-appointed psychiatrist.

When asked whether a second meeting was forthcoming, Freulich told Haaretz, "no comment."

Archie Bunker said...

http://www.examiner.com/x-7069-Philadelphia-Judaism-Examiner~y2009m7d16-Philanthropist-Mouli-Cohen-supports-Jewish-cemetery-in-Ukraine-tomb-of-famed-Hasidic-rabbi

Shmarya continues to slip up.

Shmuel or "Mouli" Cohen from the ponzi scheme in California is a major supporter of Chabad.

Mirrer, Mirrer on the wall said...

(IsraelNN.com) The head of the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem, the Gaon Rabbi Natan Tzvi Finkel, posted a handwritten note on yeshiva stationery Thursday evening which told students at the yeshiva they were not to go to any of the hareidi-religious demonstrations which have been held in response to the arrest of a hareidi woman accused of starving her son, according to Ladaat.net.

The note reads:

"To all the students of the holy yeshiva,

No one should be anywhere near any of the demonstrations, with no exceptions and no leniencies."

Shmuely Boteach gets results said...

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Officials with the US Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday raided a Houston clinic owned by Conrad Murray, the doctor who was with pop icon Michael Jackson when he died

UOJ gets results said...

California's Budget Deal a Win for Conservatives

U.S. News & World Report - Queenie Wong - ‎2 hours ago‎

A deal struck between Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California legislative leaders Monday evening to close the state's $26.3 billion budget deficit would significantly cut government spending without tax increases

Anonymous said...

JWB says:

Another of the Brooklyn 19 exposed.

Pedophile Michael Sabo, 35, attended Yeshiva Torah Temimah in Brooklyn.
http://thejewishstar.wordpress.com/2009/07/22/father-warns-other-parents/

Next scheduled hearing September 10, 2009 before Judge John P. Walsh.
Court: Kings Supreme Court - Criminal
Case # 03880-2009

Charges:

1) PL 130.75 1A
**TOP CHARGE** B Felony, 2 counts, Not an arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge
Description Course Sex Conduct Child-1st
Indictment Count 1
Date Added 05/07/2009

2) PL 130.75 1A B Felony, 2 counts, Not an arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge
Description Course Sex Conduct Child-1st
Indictment Count 2
Date Added 05/07/2009

3) PL 260.10 01 A Misdemeanor, 3 counts, Arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge
Description Act Manr Injur Child < 17
Indictment Count 3

4) PL 260.10 01 A Misdemeanor, 3 counts, Arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge
Description Act Manr Injur Child < 17
Indictment Count 4

5) PL 260.10 01 A Misdemeanor, 3 counts, Arrest charge, Not an arraignment charge
Description Act Manr Injur Child < 17
Indictment Count 5

Ronnie can take a hike said...

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--Chrysler Group LLC could be forced to liquidate if the U.S. Congress passes legislation to overturn the closings of 789 dealerships as part of the car maker's restructuring, a company executive warned Wednesday.

Yonasan Tendler said...

If the yeshiva wants to keep Yosef Kolko on their payroll they should let me know if they require my money laundering services.

Yossi Kolko said...

Me and O.J. Simpson are looking for the real molester. anyone with info contact Uncle Yudi, Johnny Cochran or Lipa Margolis.