Thursday, June 3, 2010

Abuse - Fingerprint option unused by yeshivot

Jewish Star

Of nearly 400 Jewish schools in New York State, only one, North Shore Hebrew Academy High School, uses a state law that allows private schools to check fingerprints to weed out potentially abusive faculty and staff. Elliot Pasik, an attorney and president of the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children, who championed the law through Albany, filed a freedom of information request and is very upset about what he discovered. [...]


  1. What a disappointment. A method exists to improve safety for children for just a few cents per student per year, and most yeshivas don't bother to use it.

  2. Lubavitch goes LiberalJune 4, 2010 at 3:07 AM

    A Cathedral City church that mostly serves the gay community recently got some unlikely support in its hour of need.

    During three burglaries in the course of two weeks, a laptop, netbook, camcorder and six Bibles the Rev. David Pelletier had since he was in seminary were taken from Metropolitan Community Church at 32-150 Candlewood Drive.

    Then he got a call from a fellow faith leader he'd only met a couple of times — Rabbi Shimon Posner, leader of the Chabad of Rancho Mirage synagogue, a Hasidic Jewish group at 72-295 Via Marta.

    Posner told Pelletier he could take anything the church needed from the Chabad's Nu4U thrift store, 69-550 Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage.

    Posner said the fact the other congregation was Christian, let alone catered to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, wasn't a factor in whether to offer help


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