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Thousands sign petition against Leifer decision

Jun 09 2016
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 ...

Extradition effort steps up against fugitive principal Malka Leifer

Jun 07 2016
Victim advocate group Tzedek said two petitions launched since Judge Amnon's ruling had already raised thousands of signatures. In a statement, the group said more ...
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Thousands sign petition against Leifer decision

Posted on 9 June 2016

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.

Child sex-abuse victims group Tzedek has launched an online petition calling on Israel's Minister for Justice Ayelet Shaked to "stop this injustice" and extradite Leifer, stating, "It's heartbreaking this school teacher left vulnerable children traumatised. She can't get away with it."

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Extradition effort steps up against fugitive principal Malka Leifer

Posted on 7 June 2016
Victim advocate group Tzedek said two petitions launched since Judge Amnon's ruling had already raised thousands of signatures.

In a statement, the group said more than 2000 people had signed two petitions including one to Israel's justice minister expressing their outrage at the ruling.

"Tzedek is appalled that a person with 74 charges pending of sex offences is living in her community, posing a risk to children," the group said in a statement. "This ruling shows total disregard for the victims from the Adass school. They need to see Leifer brought back to Australia to face criminal proceedings.

"The current stalemate is causing ongoing trauma to the victims."

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Yeshivah Centre launches Redress Scheme

Posted on 7 December 2015

The Yeshivah Centre Launched their redress scheme today.

 

For more information on the redress scheme please go to www.redress.yeshivahcentre.org

 

For the article in The Australian Jewish News, please go to Yeshivah to launch redress scheme for victims

 

Child Abuse: shifting from blame to support

Posted on 4 December 2015
Child Abuse: shifting from blame to support

The Australian Jewish News
Dr. Michelle Meyer, CEO Tzedek
4th December, 2015

IN the wake of the Royal Commission and other court proceedings, our community was rocked by the exposure of key Orthodox organisations and their response to allegations of child sexual abuse.

Tzedek was established to support and advocate for victims/survivors of institutional abuse in the Jewish community. The organisation continues this work, in addition to delivering awareness
campaigns and protective behaviours education in schools and youth movements.

The Jewish community has had to deal with the loss of its sense of identity as a decent and upright community. Many have also felt a strong sense of indignation and anger at the failure of our organisations to protect our children.

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Statement Regarding Tzedek bringing Dr. Goldwasser to Australia by Josh Bornstein, President of Tzedek:

Posted on 14 August 2015

Statement Regarding Tzedek bringing Dr. Goldwasser to Australia by Josh Bornstein, President of Tzedek:

"Tzedek's mission statement is to support and advocate for victims of sexual abuse in the Jewish community. Several months ago, a decision was made by Tzedek to invite Dr Goldwasser to speak at the Jewish Community Education Forum in Melbourne on 6 September. The decision was made because of his considerable experience dealing with the dynamics of sexual abuse in the Jewish community.

More recently, we have become aware of other matters and controversies relating to Dr Goldwasser. Amongst other things, we have taken on board concerns raised by the LGBTI community. As a result we have reviewed the matter and decided that it is no longer appropriate for Dr Goldwasser to speak at the forum.

We wish to make clear that Tzedek does not in any way endorse or condone what has been described as "reparative therapy". Such "therapy" has been completely discredited.

Our forum will proceed on September 6th and we encourage all members of the community to attend. "
 
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