The Awareness Center closed. We operated from April 30, 1999 - April 30, 2014. This site is being provided for educational & historical purposes.
We were the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA); and were dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish communities globally. We did our best to operate as the make a wish foundation for Jewish survivors of sex crimes. In the past we offered a clearinghouse of information, resources, support and advocacy.
Ner Israel Rabbinical College and High School
- Toronto, Canada
Back in 1969 Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Toronto was ran by Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg, who is the father of alleged sex offender, Rabbi Matis Weinberg. Rumors have been circulating for years that both teenage boys and young adult men were being sexually abused on both the campuses in Toronto, Canada and Baltimore, MD.
note that there is NO statute of limitations on sex crimes in Canada.
If you were abused there, please contact your local police department or rape crisis center to make a report.
If you or anyone you know were sexually victimized by Isaac Neuberger and are looking for resources, please feel free to contact The Awareness Center and or your local rape crisis center.
An American student has been expelled from Ner Israel
Yeshiva College on Finch Ave. for allegedly causing unrest among students
at the associated Ner Israel high School on the same campus.
J. S. Weinberg said Joseph Markin, 22, a visiting student was "out permanently" for "deliberately provoking younger students into feeling that
injustices had been done before discussing the matter with me."
Markin studying to become a rabbi, said he was accused
of instigating a protest demonstration last Wednesday. He said he knew about
the protest but did not suggest it or take part.
Rabbi Weinberg denied that there had been a demonstration,
but said some people had tried to cause trouble. A mimeographed list of
by Rabbi Weinberg, including staff changes, was circulated at the high school
and the college.
The rabbi said a high school student had been "interrogated
against his will." He said he was taking disciplinary action against those
(NAME REMOVED), 16, a high school student, said
he was assaulted by two college students seeking names of those behind the
(NAME REMOVED) said he and 14 other students were
suspended for a day on Wednesday morning to prevent them from holding the
Weinberg said 15 students were suspended for oversleeping and missing
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