All posts tagged child sexual abuse

Medical committee rules Leifer faked medical condition to avoid extradition

A medical committee has ruled that alleged sexual predator Malka Leifer, the former Australian principal accused of molesting numerous pupils, has faked her mental illness in an effort to elude extradition from Israel.

A sense of vindication and empowerment

Seven years after Manny Waks publicly revealed he was sexually abused at Yeshivah in Melbourne, he attended the National Apology with other victims this week.

National Redress Scheme welcomed

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the July 1 start date for the $3.8 billion National Redress Scheme for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse – approved by the Senate last week – while commending Jewish Care Victoria “for its decisive leadership” in becoming the first Australian Jewish organisation to officially sign up to it.

Leifer faces Israeli court

Malka Leifer finally faced an Israeli judge, after police officers claimed that she was faking mental illness to avoid court proceedings.

Leifer extradition on PM’s agenda

CHILD sexual abuse survivor Dassi Erlich is hoping she is close to a breakthrough that could see her alleged attacker, Malka Leifer, face justice.

Erlich to meet PM

CHILD sexual abuse survivor Dassi Erlich is set to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Friday as she escalates her campaign to have former Adass Israel principal Malka Leifer extradited to Australia.

Another ‘significant milestone’ for the Yeshivah Centre

Nechama Bendet’s decision to leave the Yeshivah Centre has been met with cheers by victims of child sexual abuse, who believe she should have left years ago.

Uniting to heal wounds of abuse

In the wake of last week’s Royal Commission hearing, members of the community gathered with lay and spiritual leaders at Caulfield Park Pavilion for what was billed as “a Night of Healing”.

RCNSW could vote on Feldman membership

All members of the Rabbinic Council of NSW could have an opportunity to vote on the status of Rabbi Pinchus Feldman as an RCNSW member.

Rabbi resigns from roof bodies

Malvern Chabad’s Rabbi Shimshon Yurkowicz has resigned from RCANZ and RCV after a complaint that he acted in a way that hurt victims of child sexual abuse.