All posts tagged child abuse

Sydney’s Yeshiva College improves its policies

YESHIVA College, Bondi, has changed its policies after concerns were raised at the Royal Commission that there is a gatekeeper for child sexual abuse allegations.

Religious scandals in Spotlight

The movie Spotlight, which details how the Boston Globe broke the story of systematic Catholic clergy child abuse in the US, is the best film about investigative journalism since All the President’s Men. See our review.

‘We made a mistake’

THE Rabbinical Council of NSW (RCNSW) has stated that it made a mistake when it allowed Rabbi Yossi Feldman to remain president when, in 2011, some of his views regarding

Bittersweet triumph for Walkley winners

FORMER AJN editor Dan Goldberg this week described winning a Walkley Award with filmmaker Danny Ben-Moshe for his documentary on child abuse in Melbourne’s Yeshivah community as a bittersweet career […]

‘Damning’ report off limits to victims

VICTIMS of convicted sex offender and former Maccabi Victoria mentor Shannon Francis have criticised Jewish sport’s roof body for a lack of transparency over a recent report it commissioned into the scandal and say a key figure, still in a position of power with the organisation, remains steadfastly unrepentant.

Police probe possible cover-up

NSW Police and the NSW Ombudsman are investigating if there were any breaches of mandatory reporting legislation in relation to child abuse in the Jewish community.

Suspended sentence for Hayman

DANIEL “Gug” Hayman’s religious Jewish upbringing may have led to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy in the late 1980s.

Abuse victim ‘bullied’ at shul

A VICTIM of child sexual abuse has told a Sydney court that he feels bullied, intimidated and harassed at synagogue. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was sexually assaulted when he was 14 years old at a camp in the late 1980s by former Yeshiva director Daniel “Gug” Hayman, who was a camp supervisor at the time.

‘There are more Hayman victims’

NSW Police are ­hoping to bring further child sexual abuse charges following the guilty plea of Daniel “Gug” Hayman (pictured) to indecent assault by a person in authority last week.

Hayman guilty of abuse

A FORMER director of Yeshiva in Sydney pleaded guilty to one count of indecent assault by a person in authority in a Sydney court on Wednesday.