Mendy Israel Remains on the Board of the Boro Park Y in Spite of a Child Molesting Indictment

Mendy Samuel Shmuel Israel

Mendy (Samuel, Shmuel) Israel

You expect a facility providing youth activities to steer clear of staff and board members indicted for felony child sexual abuse.

But 44-year-old, Boro Park Y board-member, Mendy (aka Shmuel, Samuel) Israel, was arrested on felony child sex abuse charges on March 2, 2016. This was publicized by Jewish Community Watch on March 3rd and yet he is still on the board three months later, as of June 4th.

This is insane. It puts kids at risk. Even if he doesn’t set foot in the building, his membership on the board sends the message that he is respectable and trustworthy with kids. This puts kids outside the building at risk.

Mendy Israel Boro Park Y Board of Directors 6-4-16

board listing as of 6-4-16

Any organization with a meaningful child safety policy would have forced him to resign or at least suspended his board membership pending resolution of his criminal charges.

A responsible organization would take additional steps. It would hire an independent outside investigator to determine if Mendy Israel molested any children at the Y. As part of the investigation, it would send out letters to past and present Y members and users informing them of the investigation and encouraging them to cooperate with the investigation and also encouraging them to report any abuse to the police investigators at the Brooklyn sex crimes unit (718-230-4418).

DO NOT GO TO THE 66th PRECINCT IN BORO PARK. They are corrupt and on the take from the local askanim. A number of high ranking police officers who served in the 66th were recently suspended based on allegations of taking bribes from Haredi askanim.

One might consider talking to the board chair about it, but that would probably be pointless because it is Mendy’s father, Chaim Israel a macher, a former member of Brooklyn’s Community Board 12 who lost out in 2008 to up and coming David Greenfield

Mendy Israel part of Agudath Israel delegation to Albany to oppose gay marriage

Mendy Israel as part of a delegation in Albany to oppose the immorality of gay marriage in 2009 together with Shmuel Lefkowitz, Mordechai Biser, Chaskel Bennett, Mechel Deutsch, Tzvi Gluck, Leon Goldenberg, Yakov Horowitz, Chaim Israel, Yoel Lefkowitz, Sender Rappoport, Avi Schron, Moshe Schwab and Yerucham Silver

Any decent organizational board would force Daddy to give up on protecting junior or to also leave the board. But this is Haredi Boro Park where there is talk about child safety but not much action. This is Boro Park where the Shomrim patrols are diligent about dangers from gentiles, but less so if the molester is Jewish, and most molesting in Boro Park is committed by other Haredim.

I urge all those using the Y to pressure the board to drop Mendy Israel from its board. I urge donors to withhold gifts until the Y corrects its course.

I would also urge concerned adults to inform others about the risks lurking in the Boro Park Y.

In the meantime, do not be lulled by all the talk about how the frum community is finally coming to grips with child abuse and child safety. It is still mostly talk.

The Facts in the Court Records

Mendy Samuel Israel charges as of 6-4-16Defendant: Samuel Israel (born 1972)

Case # 02354-2016

Arrested: March 2, 2016 09:20 at 77th Precinct. (Probably went there to surrender himself and avoid being seen in handcuffs in Boro Park’s 66th Precinct)

Attorney: Israel (Izzy) Fried, a specialist in orthodox sex abuse defense

Charges:

  • PL 130.75 1B B Sex Conduct Against Child  (over a period of time not less than three months he engaged in two or more acts of sexual conduct which includes act of sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct, anal sexual conduct, or aggravated sexual contact). Maximum penalty is 25 years imprisonment.
  • PL 130.80 00 D Felony, Course Sex Conduct-child 2nd
  • PL 260.10 01 A Act Manr Injur Child < 17

Next Appearance:

  • Date:June 24, 2016 , A.M.
  • Court:Kings Supreme Court – Criminal Term/ 320 Jay Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Judge: Honorable Betty J. Williams
  • Part: 50, trial section

Bail: $100,000 (paid bail bond)

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Mendy Israel Remains on the Board of the Boro Park Y in Spite of a Child Molesting Indictment

  1. Please email Jacob Reichman president of the Boro park y .
    Mendy Isreal cannot be allowed access to the y and should immediately be off the board .
    His email is jayreich@aol.com

  2. Reblogged this on LOSTMESSIAH and commented:

    We are posting this article found in FrumFollies which precedes the charges of today’s date and makes reference to today as the next court date. Again, we would like the DA to be clear about the importance of your role in the future of a child. Let the child victims of serial abusers feel that they can count on the system. Please don’t betray Mendy Israel’s victim now. We imagine that there are others.

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