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What kind of background checks?
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What kind of background checks?

I wonder about the background checks. Who is conducting them and how do they have info on all these ppl? If it was a simple search thru a directory of offenders, any and all of us can do this and it would be amazing that a parole officer or other members wldn’t know that he was working in a kids camp– something illegal for a registered offender. If he is NOT a registered offender and they just have a ‘heimish gemacht’ list, I worry about the accuracy. And if it is known and proven that this bachur is a molester,… Read more »

WOW
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WOW

Thank you Camp Pioneers!!
And thank you Jewish Community Watch!!

Shout out to Binyamin
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Shout out to Binyamin

From a fellow ex Torah Montessorian

eliezer
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eliezer

this may be a good idea but i do not believe that there was abochur who was a big child molester who had multiple victims. and he still applied for camp? and nobody knew of him? please this article sounds like a way to scare the parents and get them to support the project

Holy cow!
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Holy cow!

The opinions listed here are astounding. This is a letter from a camp director notifying the chabad public that there a predator was potentially on their staff. Yet, people are questioning it’s veracity? Unbelievable!

to 4
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to 4

Yes, molesters do go to camp again even after they molested before. How come no one knew about him? Because they operate in secrecy and flourish in denial, just look at your reaction. And yes this is a way to scare parents into joinging this project-rightfully so

"I think he is a murderer"
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"I think he is a murderer"

Let me ask you a question mister #1 personality… If you hear a one off rumor that a guy COULD… (key word could) be a murderer would you want him around you or any of your family members? Background check????? They are worthless. We dont believe anyone is harmful… why should we? Oh he needs to get arrested? only to them say naa! let him have his day in court he is innocent until proven guilty. Oh he took a guilty plea, eh naa means nothing in this world we live in no one will ever believe they guy so… Read more »

Thank you for your efforts to protect our vulnerable children
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Thank you for your efforts to protect our vulnerable children

Continued hatzlacha v’brochos, BH!

So Wrong
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So Wrong

Sorry camp pioneers but who sas camp emes is an authority!
They r no authority no one has backed them up.
police checks that’s good!! But emes has no right to expect camps to look at them at any high regard!

Berel
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Berel

Yes, before long every everything will need approval from a source outside ourselves. That’s why we have a government. To protect us.

Your papers please!

Berel
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Berel

Is it likely fully referencing your candidates, would have weeded out this fellow just as well.

Your papers please!

To #9
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To #9

FYI, here is the list of people that endorsed Project EMES:

(Educating Mosdos on Eradicating S abuse)
Press Release: JCW Launches Project E.M.E.S.
This program has been established in order to provide the public a direct source for information regarding every Chabad overnight camp’s abuse policy. Project E.M.E.S. has been reviewed and sanctioned by:
The Rabbonim of Crown Heights
The Crown Heights Community Council
Rabbi Yossi Paltiel
Rabbi Abba Paltiel
Rabbi YY Jacobson
Rabbi Elchonon Tauber
Rabbi Levi Kaplan
Rabbi Yosef Blau, MS
Rabbi Avraham Zajac
Rabbi Yoseph Geisinsky
Mr. Benny Forer, Esq.
Dr. Chaim Drizin, MA, LMFT
Dr. Norman Goldwasser, PhD
Rabbi Dr. Asher Lipner, PhD
Dr. Michael Salamon, PhD

Even rumors
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Even rumors

The belzer rebbe once called a chossid in and told him “I heard bad news about you, I heard that you did xy and z…” The chossid replied, “but rebbe it’s not true! I didn’t do that!” The rebbe replied. “You think I don’t know it’s not true?! You think I don’t know you didn’t do it?! Of course I know you didn’t do it. But the fact that these rumors could be fabricated against you, already shows me that you need to be improving on something.” All actions must be taken to ensure that as a counselor or teacher… Read more »

To 9
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To 9

Police checks are good? Who are you kidding with? Since when is a Bocher going to come up on a police record?

just me
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just me

those that despise this letter, goal and open dialogue are simply molesters themselves or family trying to protect them

Nothing more nothing less – these comments amaze me!

Thanks for reporting this COL!

#9 you must not have any children
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#9 you must not have any children

I would do ANYTHING to protect my children. It amazes me that something so simple as adopting project EMES would even be contemplated. You would rather your children be abused?

Thank you project emes
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Thank you project emes

All those that protect my children from these evil monsters deserve my kovod and respect.

#1
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#1

raises some questions that should be answered.

Major  donor  to Chabad,    non  Chassidische,   children  grown
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Major donor to Chabad, non Chassidische, children grown

It is ourtrageous that so many posters are actually vehement ly against EMES. Why the suspicion, why the fear, you certainly have no children. busha cherpa shonda

Thank you!
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Thank you!

Thank you Binyamin Murray and Michoel Nagel for having the courage to participate in Project Emes to protect our children, not only for joining but for writing this letter publicly. We hear from so many head shakers regarding JCW, it can be confusing. But when we hear stories like this it’s a relief to know they are helping watch out for our kids. Thanks JCW! You deserve my next maaser donation!

goldy rosenberg
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goldy rosenberg

Those who think only a police check is enough are ridiculous. Having been involved with helping abused teens, I came across a few, not many, but enough to know there is a problem, who told me they had abused others (they were the abusers not just the abused). Since I was not the parent of the children they had abused kid (and one gave me names of who she had abused), I could not report the issue (I did insist the abuser call the parents of her victims to alert them to what she had done so that those kids… Read more »

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