Your Monsey Friend May Be Too Friendly

By Yerachmiel Lopin (Frum Follies blog)
October 6, 2013

Chaverim of Rockland County, a service for roadside assistance, embraced its member Shmuel Dym with a welcome home gathering (kabolos ponim) according to Rare View: Dus Iz Neias. Dym was back home from a stretch in the pokey for molesting children and violating his probation. Chaverim, also helps people get back into their house when they lock themselves out. If Chaverim uses Dym to answer such calls they are endangering the children of the community. They should let the public know whether they are friends that should be trusted. Until they can confirm that they don’t let molesters work their service, I would advise folks in Rockland County to refuse to support them and to be wary of using their services.

I imagine Chaverim has a rabbinic adviser. I would be interested to know who he is and what he has to say about this issue.