Hanging in the place of honor, in front of the Torah ark, is a paroches (curtain) donated by convicted child molester, Daniel (Gug) Hayman. On the last line of the embroidered gold dedication is his name in Hebrew.
Hayman’s crimes were covered up for many years by Chabad in Australia, and the subsequent cover up was faciliated by Debbie Fox, who heads Magen Yeladim (children’s shield).
According to the Australian Jewish News, when he was a 24 year-old counselor in a Jewish camp he molested a child he lured off into the woods and engaged in prolonged skin-to-skin contact of a sexual nature. He was convicted of “indecent assault” of a fourteen-year-old boy. Hayman also made payments in the past to buy secrecy and immunity from civil suits.
Locals objected this paroches from Hayman to the head of Bais Menachem of North Miami Beach, Rabbi Yosef Y. Marlow. But their pleas fell on deaf ears.
If you are offended, try calling Rabbi Marlow at 305-770-4412 or faxing him at 305-999-9389 or using his email contact form on the shul’s web site.