Protecting Our Precious Children


This Sunday, there will be a groundbreaking event in Lakewood, NJ, aimed at protecting our children.

We all know that in today’s world, we must protect our children. We live in a world in which our holy children are vulnerable. But how does one have the needed conversations with their children? How does a Torah-true parent speak to his or her children about proper boundaries and appropriate and inappropriate behavior?

As with any other issue we face as individuals or as a community, we follow our gedolim and listen to those experts who are guided by daas Torah. Torah Umesorah has led the way, and Amudim, under the guidance of Rav Elya Brudny and with the endorsement of Torah Umesorah, has been at the forefront of combating abuse.

It is imperative that the entire community participate in the event this Sunday to learn how to protect your children from abuse and predators. It is critical that every parent learn the proper way to communicate these issues with their children in an atmosphere of kedushah appropriate for our Torah-true homes.

This groundbreaking event will be hosted by the LCSC and Chemed, which have invited Amudim, the leading organization dealing with abuse, to educate the parents and mechanchim of the community.

The event will feature the participation of the Rav Aryeh Malkiel Kotler and Rav Elya Brudny, who will deliver the opening address. They will be followed by Rabbi Zev Brown and Dr. Akiva Pearlman, two of the top professionals in this field.

Rabbi Zev Brown, Ph.D., is a rebbi and psychologist at Yeshiva Darchei Torah in Far Rockaway, NY, where he provides psychological services for high-school and post-high school age adolescents and young adults, and maintains a private practice in Far Rockaway, NY and Lakewood.

Dr. Akiva Perlman, Ph.D., is a graduate of Wurzweiler School of Social Work and serves as the director of counseling at the Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth N.J. Before assuming the post, he worked as an addiction and trauma specialist at Ohel. He also serves as a professor of compulsive behaviors at Long Island University School of Social Work, where he has educated nearly 100 frum social workers.

This event will be attended by leading mechanchim and rabbonim and is a must for all parents, mechanchim and anyone who deals with children. There will be separate seating.

The event is scheduled for this Sunday, September 11, at 8 p.m. at Lake Terrace Hall.

The organizers thank the Lightstone Group, Gourmet Glatt and Eastern Union for sponsoring the evening.