All posts tagged Tzedek

Tackling stigmas

MENTAL health issues in Israel, particularly among Charedi Jews, are a priority for Professor Yisrael “Rael” Strous (pictured), who is in Australia this month to raise awareness about a new mental health unit in Bnei Brak.

Outcry over Adass appointment

THE Adass Israel School in Melbourne has come under fire after appointing Rabbi Meir Shlomo Kluwgant as its new principal.

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”.


Communal groups unite to protect our children

Abuse, neglect and family violence have a devastating impact on the lives of children, and the trauma that results from their experiences can continue to shatter their lives long after the abuse itself has stopped.

Protecting our children

A new program to help reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse is set to be introduced to Jewish schools and youth movements.

Thousands sign petition against Leifer decision

NEWS that former Adass Israel head teacher Malka Leifer will not be returning from Israel to face justice any time soon and will be freed from home detention has caused shock waves in Australia, prompting more than 3500 people so far to sign petitions protesting last week’s ruling by an Israeli court.

Rabbi Telsner resigns from Yeshivah

CHILD sexual abuse victims and communal leaders have welcomed the resignation of the Yeshivah Centre’s senior rabbi, who stood down on Tuesday, admitting that his conduct towards victims and their families has not be in line with the values of Yeshivah.

Melbourne Yeshivah sued over abuse mishandling

FORMER Yeshivah College (Melbourne) student Manny Waks, who was sexually abused at the school in the early 1990s, is suing the Yeshivah Centre and its leadership for negligence.

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Waks forced to say sorry to Glick

THE CEO of Jewish child sexual abuse victim advocacy group Tzedek Manny Waks (pictured) has been forced to issue an apology to Rabbi Avrohom Glick as part of a defamation settlement.

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NSW abuse victims may have got hush money

VICTIMS of child abuse in the Sydney Jewish community may be being paid to stay silent, according to NSW Police.