MO--Convicted child molesting "rabbi" back in St. Louis

For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 11

Statement by Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, Outreach Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 503 0003,

A convicted child molesting Jewish teacher – who molested a boy at a synagogue here - is back in St. Louis. For the safety of kids, we hope synagogue officials will warn the public about him and will aggressively seek out others who may have seen, suspected or suffered his crimes, begging them to call law enforcement immediately.  

David Kramer abused children at a school in Melbourne Australia during the 1990s and sodomized a 12-year-old at a synagogue in St. Louis.

We applaud Manny Waks, one of Kramer’s victims in Australia, for speaking up about this dangerous man, who some kids called “Rabbi Kramer.” We hope that others who have information or suspicions about him will promptly call police and prosecutors.

(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. We were founded in 1988 and have more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is

Contact - David Clohessy, 314-566-9790,, Barbara Dorris 314-503-0003,, Barbara Blaine 312-399-4747,  

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  • Iain Pattison
    commented 2014-12-17 12:56:14 -0600
    Good work by SNAP to let people know that there is a child abuser among them. People can now keep their children safe by keeping them away from David Kramer. A child abuser is a child abuser regardless of religion, race, gender, nationality etc. I totally take my hat off to Manny Waks for showing bravery/guts, intelligence and decency by speaking up about this dangerous man. I hope Manny and the other victims are continuing to heal, God is on their side.
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