Nechama Bendet…. Lies?
Several weeks ago we were provided information regarding Nechama Bendet’s testimony before the Australian Royal Commission. It was suggested that the testimony she gave to the Royal Commission regarding child abuse, were lies, lies of omission and her half-truths. It took us some time to put the whole thing together, to compare her statements to the RC versus the realities of letters that circulated to and from Ms. Bendet within the commission. We thank our contributors for that. We think we have it all now. You can decide for yourselves.
Ms. Bendet, as she herself states was part of the Executive Committee and was privy to information, including but not limited to responses regarding child abuse. She states in 2015 that there had not been previous discussions regarding compensating victims, general meetings, etc. That is simply, based upon the information we have and have posted for your review, NOT TRUE. The top eschons of the Executive Counsel fo Australian Jewry was well aware of abuse. It had been going on for a long time. Ms. Bendet, like others, simply referred to those who reported abuse as “Mosers” and turned a blind eye to the children, the victims.
Despite efforts by Yosef Feldman and his rantings and ravings and accusations, curses and wishes of rape upon others, despite the private email we received disclaiming statements from Feldman, which email came from someone in the top echelons of the community, we have a hard time believing that we are receiving anything more than lip service.
For reference, we have provided PDF documents, screenshots and other information which we hope will provide you with a timeline and a sense of what was and continues to be happening, despite efforts like those of Ms. Bendet, to keep them quiet.
Lest’s take a look at what Nechama Bendet has to say and the inconsistent timeline…
FEBRUARY 12, 2015
<!– –> Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Day 8 – J-Wire
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Day 8
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Day 8 – J-Wire
A key issue raised in the Commission was a meeting held by the Board of Management with the The Executive Council of Australian Jewry on the 4th of December, 2012 following the rejection of an offer to meet by The Jewish Community Council of Victoria. It was made clear that the Yeshiva was not affiliated with the ECAJ. The Commission heard that the purpose of the meeting was to discuss how to “deal with” or “respond to” the press and the allegations of child sexual abuse that was surfacing and had surfaced in the past”.
Bendet said it was a general meeting to see what the Yeshiva College was doing in regard to child sexual abuse matters. She said that “they wanted to know what processes and procedures we had in place”. Bendet agreed that she was aware that the ECAJ had “done a lot of work in the are of child sexual abuse”.
PROVIDED FOR REVIEW:
- 1/Statement of Nechama Bendet
- 2/List of Trustees of Yehsivah Centre (of which Nechama is/was one – yet did not disclose in her statement to the Royal Commission
- 3/Yeshivah Centre Committee of Management Charter