Is NCSY Following Up on Rabbi Menachem Chinn’s Molesting

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Rabbi Menachem Chinn

Rabbi Menachem Chinn of East Windsor, NJ just accepted a plea bargain for molesting two boys under the age of 13, one in 2005 and the other in 2012. He got off without going to jail but has a long probation with what seems like house arrest with a monitoring bracelet. His ten years of probation also bar his working with kids or being in their settings. He will also be on the sex offender registry for life.

Chinn was working as a Yeshiva teacher and a youth leader on behalf of the National Council of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) of the OU.

Based on his pattern there is good reason to suspect additional victims. As a yeshiva teacher and National Council of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) leader he had loads of access to children. Based on talks with a well informed source, I am not convinced that NCSY is doing its best to support others who may have been abused or to facilitate reporting by additional potential victims.

It is now almost two decades since the shocking revelations of  extensive abuse by their key employee, Rabbi Boruch Lanner. They then set all sorts of protocols in place, but somehow, I think they still haven’t gotten it. This is especially true for their  part-time employees in smaller communities.

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6 thoughts on “Is NCSY Following Up on Rabbi Menachem Chinn’s Molesting

  1. Unfortunately the rabbis of twin rivers and east Windsor communities seem to be supporting this guy so chances of additional victims coming forward may be slim.

  2. That’s a pretty heavy accusation to level against NCSY based on “talks” you had with only one person. Particularly given that you back the claim up with absolutely no information, details, or facts, perhaps you should do a little research, or ask for a specific thing be done that you know has not. Unlike some, I actually find you a reasonably rational, fair, person in your approach to these issues. Your comment against NCSY is uncharacteristic and misplaced.

    • iNFORMED SOURCE,
      being that you have had until now, a reasonable (if not high) degree of respect for YL, based on, one would gather, at the minimum a few years of following his reporting, I find it surprising that you would choose this case to ignore “dan l’kaf zechut” based on his track record,
      To those of us not at all intimately familiar with this case, that suggests, well, even more so, implies, that you are not a disinterested ploni here,
      I totally agree with your positive comments about YL, solid, rational, super high degree of integrity, bases claims on facts supported by informed people of integrity who have no axe to grind,

      I have been following this blog for approximately 4 years, and the number of errors YL has made , is infinitessimal.
      For full disclosure, may i be so bold as to inquire what exactly is your connection to Chin and/or the NCSY???

      And also, for full disclosure, I have never even met YL. Just an interested observer, as it were,

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