Friday, January 21, 2005

Exclusive Rabbi Marc/Mordechai Gafni/Winiarz/Winyarz series: Introduction


At 7:27 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

In order to appreciate this series fully, I recommend reading the following webpages:

Before I start this series, let's start with an introduction.

After the events in NY described more fully above, Gafni (Winiarz at the time) leaves for Florida. These 2 articles mark the last time he would use the Winiarz spelling publicly for close to 3 years (confirmed from over 40 article from multiple reporters, newspapers in several States). Of course the real spelling would only later emerge when he was caught yet again misleading people as to his identity and in yet another web of lies. He would shortly alter one of the "i"s to a "y" to form his brand new last name for the next years in Florida, Winyarz.

Questions to readers:
A. Why obscure his name? Events in NY or was something else Gafni was hiding from?
B. Can anyone elaborate as to the credentials claimed by Gafni in the articles below?

October 10, 1986
by Carol Brozozowski, Staff Writer

Members of the Boca Raton Synagogue almost had nowhere to worship for the High Holy Days when a Boca Raton developer came through for them.

Robert Shapiro of Lorimar Development Corporation offered a model home at Montoya Estates for the services.

Shapiro said one of the members of the synagogue contacted him after congregation members could not find a suitable place for worship.

The temple is now under construction, but not completed.

In the two years the orthodox congregation has been organized, members have set up services at the nearby Boca Teeca clubhouse, but restrictions resulted in having to look elsewhere for a site, said Linda Marcus, a synagogue member and wife of board member Steven Marcus.

As orthodox Jews do not travel on the Sabbath or holy days, a nearby location was sought. Therefore, a location that congregation members could walk to and set up services and food provisions was needed.

The board members looked at nearby commercial sites, but many of them still do not have certificates of occupancy.

Shapiro could offer a place with electricity, air conditioning and seating for 100.

"It was a good gesture," Shapiro said of his reason for offering the home.

The congregation includes members who come from as far as Pompano Beach for services. Those who restrict travel will stay in the homes of those who live near the worship site.

"We weren`t in dire straits, but toward the end we were getting desperate," Marcus said.

Rabbi Mordechai Winiarz of New York, a visiting rabbi, is conducting the services.


-- The Congregation Anshei Emuna Sisterhood is celebrating Yom Kippur Kol Nidre on Sunday and Monday at the temple, 16189 Carter Road, Delray Beach. For ticket information, call 499-0419.

-- The Anshei Emuna Orthodox Congregation, 16189 Carter Road, Delray Beach, will commence services for Kol Nidre on Sunday at 7 p.m. with the Morning Services on Monday, beginning at 8 a.m. For information, call Nora Kalish or Dr. Nathan Jacobs at 499-9229 or 499-2644.

-- Congregation B`Nai Israel is holding Yom Kippur services at the Park Place Suite Hotel, 661 NW 53rd St., Boca Raton. Kol Nidre will be conducted on Sunday at 8 p.m. Yom Kippur services will be on Monday at 10 a.m., with children`s services following at 1:30 p.m. Torah services also will be Monday at 3 p.m. with concluding services at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 483-9982.

-- B`Nai Torah Congregation is offering Yom Kippur services on Monday at 9:30 a.m., noon, 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 333 SW Fourth Ave., Boca Raton. For information, call 392-8566.

-- Yom Kippur services at Congregation Beth Ami of Palm Beach County, 2134 NW 19th Way, Boca Raton, will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and Monday at 9:30 a.m. For information, call 994-8693, 392-6003 or 276-8804.

-- The Temple Judea is holding services for Yom Kippur at St. Catherine`s Church, located on the corner of Southern Boulevard and Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach on Oct. 13. The family services will be at 9 a.m. with adult services at 10:30 a.m. Evening services will be at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Yom Kippur afternoon will include meditation and teaching at 1 p.m., a High Holy Day instrumental musical program at 2 p.m., a panel on "Sin, Guilt and
Return" at 3 p.m., and a memorial and concluding service at 4 p.m. For information, call 471-1526.

-- Temple Emeth, 5780 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, will hold open services for Yizkor on Yom Kippur Day on Monday at 3 p.m. For information, call 498-3536 or 498-7422.

-- Temple Anshei Shalom, 7099 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, will hold memorial services (Yiskor) on Yom Kippur at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, which is designed to accommodate nonmembers in the community who would like to take part in services. For more information, call 495-1300.

July 3, 1987
By Carol Brzozowski, Staff writer

The Palm Beach County religious community has some new faces.

-- The Boca Raton Synagogue is welcoming its first rabbi today and is inviting the community to meet him during one of its services this weekend.

Rabbi Mordechai Winiarz comes from New York City to the new, orthodox synagogue in Palm Beach County.

Winiarz founded the Jewish Youth Movement in 1984 and has served as its director. He also has been a summer rabbi for several years at the Lincoln Square Synagogue.

He has lectured at Yeshiva University and Ohr Torah and has served as director of the Virginia region of the National Council of Synagogue Youth.

The community is invited to attend one of the services at Boca Raton Synagogue to meet Winiarz. The synagogue is located at 7900 Montoya Circle.

Services are at 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. and 7:45 p.m. Saturday. The phone number for the synagogue is 394-5732.

At 7:33 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

Coming shortly:

The first part of this series is backround entitled:

1. The secret sex life of the man who brought Gafni/Winiarz/Winyarz to Florida and how it led to his murder.


At 10:05 AM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...


Several Rabbis served as the spiritual leader of BRS for short periods.

It seems Gafni/Winiarz/Winyarz has been excised from the history of this synagogue.

You ask why? Stay tuned.

At 8:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winiarz founded the Jewish Youth Movement in 1984 and has served as its director.

not true - it was founded by Ellen Azziolohof - then Ellen Leiberman - he forced her out when she was away on maternity leave. she came back and found out that her employer had somehow taken over.

At 4:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't get it. If they can try to ban books, why don't they try to ban rabbis? I mean this dude, and also those two orthodox rabbis who are supporting him. Ever wonder why they are doing it?

Does Gafni have something on them? Just makes no sense at all.

At 6:37 PM, Blogger Reb Yudel said...

Note that the rabbis doing the banning have no influence over anyone other than their followers (and some publishers.)


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