Jewish Board of Advocates for Children

The Jewish Board of Advocates for Children, Inc. (JBAC) is a non-profit corporation founded in New York State in 2008. Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to the proper spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social development of children.

The founders recognize a need for a new voice to address the pressing issues of the day in yeshiva and nonpublic school education. Those issues include the health, safety and welfare of all children, the spiraling cost of religious and nonpublic school education, and the quality of education.

We are both a think tank and activist organization. Among our initial accomplishments was our successful advocacy for a new law in New York State authorizing all nonpublic schools to fingerprint and background check their prospective employees. Our schools can now avoid hiring convicted sex offenders and other dangerous persons who should not be working near children. This law became effective July 1,2007. 

Our activities include multi-disciplinary conferences, attended by professionals, community leaders, and all interested persons who possess a fervent wish to make a better world for our children. We seek practical solutions to contemporary challenges. Our Officers, Executive Committee members, and rabbinic panel members are comprised of individuals with strong backgrounds in law, medicine, mental health, education, parenting, mentoring, and the Jewish religion. 

Overview: The Board of Jewish Advocates for Children was born out of recognition for the need of such an organization. Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to the proper spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social development of children. We recognize the great economic strain and increasing stresses placed on today's families, which directly affect the outcome of a child’s normal, healthy and safe development and growth. We defend the right each child has to a safe and secure as well as suitable academic and/or spiritual education. We dedicate ourselves to seeking solutions in the face of challenges on legal, financial, social, moral and religious issues. We support a child’s right to be a child, have a normal happy childhood, even make mistakes and recover to continue on their path to a successful and productive future. 


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  • Judy Brown Speaks @ YILB LECTURE BY JUDY BROWN AUTHOR OF ACCLAIMED NOVEL "HUSH" 7:30 pm November 27th 2011 Young Israel of Long Beach120 Long Beach BlvdLong Beach, NY 11561In recognition of the Second National Jewish Week for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the Jewish Board of Advocates for Children (JBAC), and the Young Israel of Long Beach are pleased to announce the first New York public appearance of Judith Brown, the acclaimed author of the award-winning book, "Hush" (Walker Pub. 2010), which is based upon the story of a case of child sex abuse in Brooklyn's Chassidic community.The lecture, free of charge, is scheduled for Sunday, November 27, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. at Young ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2011, 2:00 AM by p schafler
  • 2nd Annual National Jewish Week for Prevention of Child Abuse Nefesh Chicago Jewish Board of Advocates for Children Decalogue Society of Lawyers Invite the entire community to the Second Annual National Jewish Week for the Prevention of Child Abuse"If You Know Something, Say Something"A Seminar FeaturingJudy BrownAuthor of Hush Other Presenters: HaRav Gedalia Dov Schwartz, shlita Av Beth Din, Chicago Rabbinical Council "Insights to Rabbinic Interpretation" Barbara BlaineFounder and President, SNAPSurvivors Network of those Abused by PriestsRachel Zimmerman,LPCProject ShieldAwareness, education and support, prevention and treatment of child abuseSunday, November  20, 2011 2:00pmCongregation K.I.N.S., 2800 W. North Shore, Chicago, ILSponsors:Jo and Jonah Bruck, J. and M. Harris, Rabbinical Council of America, NCSYCEU ...
    Posted Nov 23, 2011, 1:08 AM by p schafler

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