Jan 19, 2012

PSA: Dr Pelcovitz coming to Beit Shemesh

Reminder - this event is tonight

Dr David Pelcovitz, renowned psychologist, author, and inspirational speaker, will be speaking in Beit Shemesh, and Rabbi Yakov Horowitz  will be joining us by Video-Link, on Thursday 19th January, 2012, commencing at 8pm, at the RBS Matnas on Nahal Dolev.

Rabbi Yaacov Haber, Rabbi of Kehilas Shivtei Yeshurun in RBS, Founder of Torah Lab, will open the The Second Annual "Awareness Evening" organized by "Magen", the Beit Shemesh Child Protection Organization, with Divrei Bracha.

Dr Pelcovitz will be the Keynote Speaker on the subject of "Guide to All Parents: Protecting Our Kids".

Rabbi Yakov ("Yanki") Horowitz, Founder of Project YES and Founder/Director of Darchei Noam Yeshiva in Monsey, will be  talking about Child Safety in the Community, joining us live by Video Link.

There will be an opportunity after the formal event for individuals to ask questions to Dr Pelcovitz and other child abuse experts.

A year ago, Dr Pelcovitz also spoke for Magen, and addressed a packed crowd - a moving, passionate and highly educational evening.

Magen can affirm that, specifically due to that presentation, several local children were saved from abusers.

The whole community is warmly invited to this important event - Please book the date in your diary!

*** 19th January, 8pm, at the Ramat Beit Shemesh Matnas, Nahal Dolev, RBS ***.

Recommended Donation at the Door - 20 NIS. (No one will be turned away through inability to pay).

For further information please contact: MagenProtects@gmail.com
Tel: 02 9997026
Cell: 050 8489001


  1. Thank you Magen for helping Beit Shemesh children and their families.

  2. Is it true that Rabbi Kornfeld has started another child protection organization?

    If this is so I would be very concerned.

    1)Rabbinic guided child protection is an oxymoron.

    2)In difficult financial times why duplicate services?

    3) From what I have heard Magen has been very effective in several cases. I would be very afraid that parents would now choose the organization with the "frummer hechsher" and choose name over quality.

    4)Won't this befuddle the welfare dept and police if there are 2 such groups?

  3. I have also heard that Rabbi Kornfeld has responded to Magen by opening up his own copy-cat organization.

    Aside from the tremendous waste of community resources, following the Kupa Shel Tzedaka vs Lema'an Achai decade long fiasco, this is far more dangerous.

    Given Rabbi Kornfeld's appalling record "dealing with" child abuse in his community, school and street, the results of his latest foray will almost certainly be catastrophic for the children of our community.

    Rabbi Kornfeld should stick to being a Rabbi, and pass over the "child abuse" file to Magen, the Police and Social Services.

  4. I was there. There were too many empty seats.
    It was a very informative presentation. Although, I thought that I knew a lot about the topic already, I definitely learned new things and was reminded of old things.

    The survivor's personal account was too painful to listen to, but if it inspires people to save even one child it was worthwhile.

    I would like to see the schools start teaching children how to stay safe, and not rely on parents alone.


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