Manny Waks and The Yeshivah Centre

September 16, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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After six years of litigation against Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre for the ongoing sexual abuse that happened under their watch, followed by cover-ups and victim intimidation, the matter between the Centre of  child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks has been resolved.

Manny Waks

Waks posted: “It is a confidential agreement. This has been a prolonged and gruelling process for me and my family. I’m greatly relieved this matter has finally been resolved.”

He added: “I’m hoping that today’s personal milestone will assist me in moving forward – in all aspects of my life, but especially in my healing process. I feel that to get as close as I can to achieving personal closure, my perpetrators and their enablers need to be held to account. I’ve managed to hold my second abuser, David Cyprys, to account – he’s currently in jail. Today, I held Yeshivah to account. There’s now only my first abuser, Velvel Serebryanki, who needs to be held to account. Victoria Police have recently confirmed that the matter is progressing, with the hope/expectation that Velvel will be extradited from the US to Australia in due course.

Yeshivah Centre

Nothing will make up for what I and so many others endured. Nothing will completely take away the pain and suffering. But sometimes justice feels sweet. And today, I feel a sense of justice and vindication.

Moving forward, I intend to continue to do what I can to ensure justice for past victims, and to ensure the safety of our children today. This will mean continuing this difficult journey, especially holding powerful individuals and institutions to account. This includes Yeshivah. Their lawyers conveyed on their behalf that they wanted to meet with me to apologise (again) and to update me on the work they are currently doing at Yeshivah to address the issue of child sexual abuse.”

The Yeshivah is expected to release a statement tomorrow.


3 Responses to “Manny Waks and The Yeshivah Centre”
  1. Alex Alexander says:

    Dear Manny,
    Glad you are receiving some sort of justice. It must have been hard coming forward.
    I pray from now onwards, it will go better for you.

  2. Adrian Jackson says:

    Nominate him for Victorian of the Year.

  3. ben says:

    to meet with the untrustworthy is a mistake .they still have not come clean.


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