Friday, October 26, 2012

CALL TO ACTION: Tell Mark Appel to Stop Promoting Shlomo Carlebach

CALL TO ACTION: Tell Mark Appel to Stop Promoting 
Sexual Predator - Shlomo Carlebach

Mark Appel, Rabbi Yosef Blau andRabbi Gershon Tannenbaum
All over the world there will be celebrations for a known sexual predator by the name of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. To learn of these gatherings all you need to do is google Carlebach's name. 

For the last several years Mark Meyer Appel has been calling himself a "Rape Victim Advocate" in the orthodox Jewish community. He also created his own organization called "Voice of Justice" so that he could offer financial support to many survivors who are struggling.

Over the years he has done some good, yet more recently there have been numerous complaints, due to his connections to many problematic individuals who have been covering up sex crimes for decades, including an individual connected to the Brooklyn's District Attorney's office.  

After learning of Mark Appel's gathering to celebrate the life of a known sexual predator, The Awareness Center has no option but to speak out against Mr. Appel. 

Those of us at The Awareness Center have had numerous conversations with Mr. Appel regarding disbelief that Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, was molesting both adult women and teenage girls for around forty years.  Mark was also made aware that back in 1959 Rabbi Moshe Feinstein made a rabbinic decree banning Shlomo Carlebach's music due to his sexually abusive behavior towards teenage girls and adult women.  

It appears that Mark Appel cares nothing about the female survivors of Shlomo Carlebach.  Today on Facebook he created three public events (which has since been made private), along with Abe Rice and Betzalel Alexander Ness, to celebrate and honor Shlomo Carlebach's Yahrizeit (anniversary of his death).  

No legitimate rape counselor would create a party to celebrate, honor and promote one of the most notorous sexual predator in Jewish history.   If you are outraged at Mark Appel's plans let him know. 

By Mark Appel honoring the memory of Shlomo Carlebach in such a public way is basically helping to recreate history and promoting this sex offender as a saint.

Please contact Mark Appel and let him know how you feel about him promoting a known sexual predator in this way. 

      Mark Appel

Also contact:
     Rabbi Kenneth Brander - Rabbi Emeritus
     Boca Raton Synagogue (where part of the Carlebach events are talking place)
     Office: 561-394-0394
     Fax: (561) 394-0180

For more information on the case of Shlomo Carlebach CLICK HERE
Mark Appel Promoting Shlomo Carlebach - Sexual Predator


Text of Flyer

Reb Shlomo Carlebach's zt"l
18th Yahretzeit Celebration

Wed., Oct. 31st, 16 Ram Cheshvan, 8 pm
at the home of R' Mark Meyer Appel
9451 East Broadview Drive
Bay Harbor Isles, FL  33154

Kumzitz with Betzalel Ness and Rabbi Sammy Intrator
Drings, Nosh and Ruach | Bring your musical instruments

Friday Night R' Shlomo Minyan
at the home of R' Mark Meyer Appel
Nov. 2nd, Mincha 6:20 pm
followed by a Shabbos meal
Kindly RSVP

Motzai Shabbos, Sat. Nov. 3rd, 8 pm
Boca Raton Sny. in the Sephardic Beit Midrash
7900 North Montoya Circle, Boca Raton, FL 33433
Chassidic Learning and Holy Singing

For info call or text: (305) 725-5784

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Take a look a the above. Appel seems to have his own skeletons. And on the UWS, he has quite the reputation . Someone might talk to those he prays with at the West Side Institutional Synagogue.