(The Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault)
Each year prior to the High Holidays we send out the following CALL FOR ACTION in memory of Daniel Levin, who took his own life fourteen years ago on Yom Kippur. Daniel was a victims of child molestation. His alleged sexual predator was Rabbi Ephraim Bryks. To learn about this case watch the documentary, "Unorthodox Conduct "
Call FOR ACTION:
Asking Herzlia-Adas Yeshurun Synagogue to have the plaque removed honoring Rabbi Ephraim Bryks.
Adas Yeshurun Synagogue
Rabbi Ari Ellis
Sherman Greenberg, President
620 Brock St., Winnipeg, MB, Canada, R3N 0Z4
Phone: (204) 489-6262 Fax: (204) 489-5899
This Yom Kippur marked the 14th anniversary of the suicide of Daniel Levin an alleged victim of Rabbi Ephraim Boruch Bryks . It is a difficult time in particular for his family and friends as Daniel's alleged abuser has never been brought to real justice (if such a thing is even possible at this point) and continues to thrive and work with women and children, not in some small Jewish community but in the New York Orthodox Jewish community.
The Winnipeg Jewish community and Bryks' former Orthodox Union affiliated synagogue, Herzlia Adas Yeshurun (the site of Daniel's abuse), continue to refuse any acknowledgment or responsibility. No apology, no compassion. A plaque honoring Rabbi Ephraim Boruch Bryks remains on the synagogue's "Tree of Life." All Daniel has is a tombstone in a cemetery.
The Awareness Center Has A Call to Action asking everyone to contact Herzlia Adas Yeshurun and ask them to remove the plaque, and perhaps replace it with a plaque honoring the memory of Daniel Levin (see contact information above). Click here for more information regarding the Case of Rabbi Ephraim Bryks
Vicki Polin, MA, NCC, LCPC, ATR-BC
Executive Director - The Awareness Center, Inc.