The following email was just sent out to members of a large orthodox synagogue in Passaic, NJ, a sizable orthodox Jewish Community.
From: R. Y. Eisenman <email@example.com
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:02 PM
Please be aware that Stefan Colmer, whom I spoke publicly about a few years ago and who was subsequently arrested, convicted and imprisoned for sexually abusing minors, has moved back to his home on 38 John Street [Passaic, NJ].
Congregation Ahavas Israel, together with all the Shuls in the Passaic-Clifton area has prohibited him from entering our premises; he is also not allowed in any of the Yeshivas. Mr. Colmer’s picture and the details of his criminal record can be found here.
JFS [Jewish Family Services] will be hosting a forum within the next few days that will address concerns and appropriate steps on how to keep one’s children safe. The details will be communicated to you shortly.
Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, Rabbi
Congregation Ahavas Israel, Passaic, NJ
181 Van Houten Ave.
Passaic, NJ 07055
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman
In 2009 I reported on an event conducted by R Eisenman:
To understand the importance of listening to survivors check out this mp3 of an evening devoted to the testimony of five survivors. It runs over 2 hours and will probably keep you riveted. The recording was first posted by theUnorthodoxJew and FailedMessiah right after Yom Kippur. Listening to it moved me to start my blog before Sukkot. Kudos to Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman of Congregation Ahavas Israel of Passaic for hosting the event and being a frum communal leader who is genuinely addressing the problem. A recent writeup of this event by the Jewish Week, continues their string of important stories about child molesting. Email them to thank them for their coverage.
In 2010 I posted this:
Read this incredible Drashah, Still Screaming: Is Anyone Listening? by Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman of Ahavas Israel in Passaic. When anyone tells you that a proper bas yisroel would never testify about Nechemya Weberman consider Tamar who was raped by Amnon. she screamed. Chazal credit her with creating the geder of yichud. But I cannot do justice to the writing of R. Eisenman. Read it yourself and think about it.
Convicted Haredi Pedophile Back In Brooklyn
Stefan Colmer was in a treatment program run by Ohel for pedophiles but quit the program, and Ohel did not warn the community or tell police. Colmer abused more children, two of whom went to police. Colmer fled to Israel, was extradited, then convicted and sentenced to a 7 year prison term in 2009. Now Colmer has been conditionally released from prison after serving only 3 months more than his minimum 28 month sentence – and may be back in Ohel’s treatment program.
At present, according to his LinkedIn profile he works as an Electronics Support Manager/Product Developer at Impecca and Taryag Ventures in Brooklyn.