I am publishing this letter today to notify the public of an individual named Tuvia Perlman and the immediate threat he poses to the safety of any and all children in his vicinity.
I first met Mr. Perlman when I was 18 while attending an organization called JONAH (a Jewish conversion therapy organization that was shut down in 2015 after losing a lawsuit). When I met Mr. Perlman, we were on a retreat together called Journey Into Manhood, this retreat was facilitated by an organization called People Can Change. After this retreat, Mr. Perlman, who lived in Baltimore used to call me often, to the point where even at that time I felt extremely uncomfortable by his calls and long voicemails.
Mr. Perlman as far as I knew at that time, had recently stopped being a teacher at a cheder (Hebrew word for elementary school). In a group setting that was facilitated on by JONAH on their premises in 2007, Mr. Perlman admitted to the entire group that he molested at least 2 of his 12/13-year-old stu…
Sholom Eichler was arrested on March 21st near Kfar Chabad for sexually
abusing me as a child. I had already filed a civil lawsuit against him
in New York and he ignored the lawsuit and fled to Israel with his
family. The result of that lawsuit is still pending, I was awarded a
default judgment against him and will hopefully know the amount of that
judgment by this coming Monday, March 25th. As
I’ve written previously on my Facebook page and have told many people
as well, the last place that Sholom Eichler molested me was when our
families were visiting Israel together on a family trip while we were
staying at the [then Hilton] David Citadel hotel. The details of that
incident, along with many of the other incidents remain clear as day in
my mind; I even remember the room number that he abused me in while we
were in Jerusalem. After
ignoring the civil lawsuit against him in New York Sholom Eichler and
his family fled to Israel because of the default judgment that I was
Hebrew Theological College Dean Doctor Esther Shkop demeans student survivor of sexual abuse and puts her on notice for having the audacity to talk about her experience. Kaylie's* (a pseudonym) courage is to be applauded. The college's actions are outrageous.
Kaylie*, an 18 year old College student in Chicago, had recently posted this image on her Facebook page with this caption:
“I'm a survivor of sexual abuse.
This is not a new thing. I've been a survivor as long as you've known me.
Are you going to change your opinion of me just because three evil people took advantage of me?
Are you embarrassed of me? Are you willing to share our story?
Let's see who my real friends are.”
Just a few hours ago, Kaylie* received the following email from one of the dean’s at her school with the subject line “Breaking all Boundaries”:
From: Esther Shkop <firstname.lastname@example.org>Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 12:11 PMSubject: Breaking all BoundariesTo: [REDACTED]Cc: "email@example.com" …