Rabbi arrested in New Jersey, SNAP responds
Our hearts ache for the young victims of this alleged child predator. No child should be put through this torture, especially one that is thousands of miles from home on a trip meant to further his or her education. This is a reprehensible betrayal, and we applaud the FBI for making sure Rabbi Rivlin will be unable to hurt more kids.
Since this “scholarship fund” was set up 12 years ago, we believe there are likely more victims who are suffering in silence and shame. We hope that news of Rivlin’s arrest will encourage these victims to come forward, report their abuse to police, and start healing.
50 State AG Call for Grand Jury
Any investigation must be:
- independent of and separate from the church
- must have subpoena powers and ability to compel testimony under oath
Anything short of these criteria is a sham and whitewash.
In addition, write letters to the editor, make phone calls to politicians as they can apply pressure to keep them responsive to our demand. We need to make efforts to ensure that they follow up on what the state is doing to investigate these crimes.
Note to Letter Writers
Use your own words and style of writing. Cut and paste from the templates as you wish. Include your experiences, whether as a survivor or as a member of the community. And relate your letter to the state you were abused in or state now living in.