Thursday, January 27, 2005

Rabbi Mordechai Gafni Series Part 9: Child Molester Gafni starts a school with the Lubavitch community

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At 8:42 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

SCHOOL COMBINE RESOURCES TO TEACH JEWISH TRADITIONS ACADEMY
Sun-Sentinel
May 20, 1988
By DAMON ADAMS, Staff Writer

Dr. Roger and Regina Levy of Boca Raton were searching for the best
education for their 3-year-old son, Justin.

They looked for a preschool program with a solid academic foundation. But they hoped also for one that stressed a Judaic curriculum to teach Justin his Jewish roots. They found both at the Boca Raton Hebrew Academy.

''We want our child to know he is Jewish,'' says Regina, ''but, at the same time, it's smart to have the secular program, too.''

In September, other parents seeking a day school combining secular
education and Judaism will have a new option. That's when the Boca Raton academy, operated by an Orthodox synagogue, will merge with Hebrew Academy Lubavitch in Coral Springs, operated by an ultra-Orthodox synagogue.

The private school will be called the Hebrew Academy of Broward and Palm Beach and located in Coral Springs. ''Jewish pride through Jewish knowledge'' will be the school's motto.

''We believe together we can do better than apart,'' says Rabbi Mordechai Winyarz, dean of the Boca Raton academy, which is operated by the Boca Raton Synagogue. ''To keep running the two schools would be cut-throat.''

Winyarz and Rabbi Yossie Denburg, dean of the Coral Springs academy, will become co-deans of the new day school.

Being Jewish is required, and the school curriculum will focus on
traditional Judaism.

''Our children, at age 4 or 5, will know the Jewish alphabet and other things about being Jewish,'' says Rabbi Joseph Biston of the Broward branch of Chabad Lubavitch, which has purchased an apartment building on Sample Road to house the school and Lubavitch offices.

''Judaism is not a subject, it's a way of life.''

The academy will have five classrooms for kindergarten and first-grade, and will accommodate approximately 60 students. After-school care will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m.

Tuition will cost $2,500 for kindergarten, $2,800 for first grade. ''If you walk in and are interested, we won't turn you away for financial reasons,'' says Denburg. ''We're not in the business of making money, but to teach Jews of their heritage.''

The Boca Raton academy is in its first year of operation; the Coral Springs academy is two years old. Both deans believe the two will be stronger combined.

They're making expansion plans already for the new school. After its first year, the academy may be moved to a mid-point locale between Boca Raton and Coral Springs. The academy is expected to expand a grade each year, too, says Denburg.

A Jewish day school is being formed in Coral Springs for children in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

-- WHEN: Classes begin in September when the public schools start.
Registration is now available at Hebrew Academy Lubavitch, 10507 NW 45th St., and Boca Raton Synagogue, 7900 Montoya Circle, Boca Raton. Early childhood programs cost $950 to $2,200. Kindergarten is $2,500, First Grade is $2,800. Registration forms must be accompanied by a $150 non-refundable fee. Each additional child per family will be registered for $100.

-- WHERE: The academy address is 8803 Sample Road, Coral Springs, 33065. For more information, call 344-2778.

Caption:
(Staff photos/ROBERT AZMITIA)Eve Pollak, 5, finishes a ride on the
playground slide at the Hebrew Academy.

Teacher Ann Lynch works with children at the day-care academy in Boca Raton. PHOTO (One color)

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

PRIDE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE JEWISH SCHOOLS IN CORAL SPRINGS, BOCA TO MERGE. HEBREW ACADEMY OF BROWARD AND PALM BEACH
Sun-Sentinel
May 25, 1988
By DAMON ADAMS, Staff Writer

When Henry and Sheila Pascar moved to Deerfield Beach, they were looking for a day school with a strong academic foundation that also stressed a Judaic curriculum.

At first, they sent 5-year-old daughter, Brooke (''Yehudis'' in Hebrew), to a public school, but the girl wasn't happy.

Sheila saw an advertisement for Hebrew Academy Lubavitch in Coral Springs. The Pascars were worried the school would emphasize too much religion, but school officials soothed their fears. Brooke enrolled, and this is her second year at the school. The Pascars are pleased with her progress.

''I wanted her to know she is Jewish,'' says Sheila. ''This is the age when children learn the most. They absorb a lot.''

In September, other parents seeking a day school combining secular
education and Judaism will have a new option available. That's when the academy in Coral Springs will merge with the Boca Raton Hebrew Academy.

The private school will be called the Hebrew Academy of Broward and Palm Beach and located in Coral Springs. ''Jewish pride through Jewish knowledge'' will be the school's motto.

''We believe together we can do better than apart,'' says Rabbi Mordechai Winyarz, dean of the Boca Raton academy, which is operated by the Boca Raton Synagogue. ''To keep running the two schools would be cut-throat.''

Winyarz and Rabbi Yossie Denburg, dean of the Coral Springs academy, will become co-deans of the new day school. Two directors of early childhood learning will be selected, one from public education and the other with a background in religious education. There will be five teachers on staff, says Denburg.

Being Jewish is required, and the school curriculum will focus on
traditional Judaism.

''Our children, at age 4 or 5, will know the Jewish alphabet and other things about being Jewish,'' says Rabbi Joseph Biston of the Broward branch of Chabad Lubavitch, which has purchased an apartment building on Sample Road to house the school and Lubavitch offices.

''Judaism is not a subject, it's a way of life.''

The philosophy written in the academy's brochure states that ''above all, children need to feel good about themselves while beginning to develop a strong sense of Jewish identity.'' Children will learn the culture, holidays and traditions of Jews and a program of social studies, reading, math and science. Aerobics and music also will be included.

The academy will have five classrooms for kindergarten and first grade, and will accommodate approximately 60 students. Children will have access to educational videos and a computer, too. After-school care will be offered from 3 to 6 p.m.

Tuition will cost $2,500 for kindergarten and $2,800 for first grade. ''If you walk in and are interested, we won't turn you away for financial reasons,'' says Denburg. ''We're not in the business of making money, but to teach Jews of their heritage.''

The Boca Raton academy is in its first year of operation; the Coral Springs academy is 2 years old. Both deans believe the two will be stronger combined.

They're making expansion plans already for the new school. After its first year, the academy may be moved to a mid-point locale between Boca Raton and Coral Springs. The academy is expected to expand a grade each year, too, says Denburg.

-- What: A Jewish day school in Coral Springs for children in Broward and Palm Beach counties. It is being formed by the merger of the Boca Raton Hebrew Academy and Hebrew Academy Lubavitch in Coral Springs. The philosophy of the school will be to provide a combination of basic learning skills and a Judaic curriculum.

-- When: Classes begin in September when the public schools start.
Registration is now available at Hebrew Academy Lubavitch, 10507 NW 45th St., and Boca Raton Synagogue, 7900 Montoya Circle, Boca Raton. Early childhood programs cost $950 to $2,200. Kindergarten is $2,500; first grade is $2,800. Registration forms must be accompanied by a $150 non-refundable fee. Each additional child per family will be registered for $100.

-- Where: The academy address is 8803 Sample Road, Coral Springs, 33065. For more information, call 344-2778.

Caption:
(Staff photos/ELIOT J. SCHECHTER)English teacher Ruth Cooper helps Sassa Feldkamp, 5, left, and Leib Braverman, 5, with their lessons.

Leah Palmer, 3, left, and Chaya Braverman, 3, during playground break. PHOTOS (2)

 
At 9:01 PM, Blogger yeshivaguy said...

This stuff is almost 20 years old. Is he still at this school? If not, what's the point?

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO READ THE "HOLY TONGUE";HERE YOU WILL FIND SOME OF MR. WINYARZ MORE DARING EXPLOITS AND THE "RATIONALE" BEHIND THEM!!!!!

http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/GafniMaarivArticle.html

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger jewishwhistleblower said...

The point is I'm trying to fill in some of the blanks as to the activities of Gafni in Florida between the time he left NY and made Aliyah to Israel.

People in Florida are afraid to this day of Gafni and many are afraid to tell the full story of what happened.

see:
http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/Gafni_Mordechai.html

So, I am slowly posting the documentation I've digged up.

I would note that he altered the spelling of his last name from Winiarz to Winyarz when he moved to Florida.

 

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