Cases and Articles: SAR

SAR, Salanter Akiba Academy, is a private Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx in New York City. Grades include Pre-K to 12th grade.

Articles

SAR Rocked By Student Sex Case With Female Staffer – The Forward

"A #MeToo Facebook post has bared a 5-year-old sexual misconduct scandal at a prestigious New York City Modern Orthodox high school, in which a female staff member allegedly engaged in sexual activity with a male sophomore."

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Is SAR Coming To Grips With A Sex Abuse Scandal?

"A powerful Orthodox Rabbi was long aware of instances of sexual misconduct affiliated with his school"

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SAR Academy Officials Knew Of Abuse By Administrator Who Molested 12 Students

"Rabbi Joel Cohn, asked the principal at the time, Rabbi Yonah Fuld, if there were any concerns regarding Rosenfeld. Cohn recalled that Fuld, who had been an associate principal while Rosenfeld was employed at SAR, eventually said 'for a short amount of time, I think it's OK.'"

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Bronx Associate Principal Charged With Child Enticement And Production, Receipt, And Possession Of Child Pornography

"As an associate principal of a Bronx private school, one of Jonathan Skolnick’s primary responsibilities was the well-being and education of students. Instead, Skolnick allegedly preyed on his underage victims in a heinous plot to fool them into sending him nude photos of themselves. "

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Cases

Robert Eckman sues SAR

"Despite this proclivity, in 1986, Rosenfeld was rehired by Defendant SAR to teach sixth-grade language arts part time for one year. SAR’s assistant principal at the time, Rabbi Joel Cohn, asked the principal at the time, Rabbi Yonah Fuld, if there were any concerns regarding Rosenfeld. Cohn recalled that Fuld, who had been an associate principal while Rosenfeld was employed at SAR, responded 'for a short amount of time, I think it’s okay'."

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Andrew Blumenthal v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"Upon information and belief, during the investigation, T&M received reports from former students who had "their genitals fondled over their clothing in public areas within the School, such as the learning area and outside the teacher's room, as well as being cornered elsewhere within the building after which Rosenfeld pressed his erect penis against them."

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David Bronstein v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"Upon information and belief, SAR sanctioned and otherwise facilitated and condoned the Shabbat sleepovers at Rosenfeld's home."

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Ira Zahler v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"Upon information and belief, ROSENFELD departed from SAR in and around the spring of 1977. In and around the fall of 1977, DEFENDANTS allowed and otherwise permitted, approved and sanctioned ROSENFELD to come onto the property of SAR wherein he participated in activities with students, and it was in this context that ROSENFELD acted as an authorized agent of DEFENDANTS"

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Akiba Abraham v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"Further, when investigators asked ROSENFELD if anyone at SAR knew he was sexually abusing children he responded, 'I don't know if they knew or not. Sometimes it was very possible to see me do that because I wasn't hiding.'"

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Phillip Schiller v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"Rosenfeld continued acting as an employee and agent of SAR through the entire period he sexually abused Plaintiff."

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Alan Zimmerman v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"BOARD OF TRUSTEES is responsible for the operation of SAR, including fundraising and hiring of their administrators. Upon information and belief, Stanley Rosenfeld (hereinafter 'Rosenfeld') was hired by SAR as an administrator and a teacher in the 1970s and 1980s."

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Thomas Eckman v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"As a result of the wrongful conduct of defendant Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy, Thomas Eckmann was sexually abused by its assistant principal, teacher, and school administrator, Stanley Rosenfeld and teacher and rabbi, Rabbi Sheldon Schwartz."

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Jane Doe v. Salanter Akiba Riverdale Academy

"Prior to the sexual assault of Plaintiff, SAR was aware that Rosenfeld was sexually inappropriate with students."

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