Sunday, September 9, 2012

Brachos Party For Adina Bas Chana

From he N'shei Ramat Eshkol: There will be an amen/brachos party in the zechus of a refuah sheleimah of Adina bs Chana Elbaz led by Tovi Barron on Tuesday night, Sept. 11, at 8pm at the Kelaty home, 35 Sheshet Hayamim.  There will be a 20 shekel charge per person.  We hope as many women as possible will join us.  We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Local Shul Times

Hey there! I'm looking to add more Shul times to our site. I would like for our dear readers to pitch in a little bit, as we are looking to make a list of Shul times for Shabbos. We need a names of all the Shuls around the area, with the times of davening. Feel free to comment on this post with your additions (or contact us here), whether it includes one Shul or ten. In the meantime, you can check out our list of daily Shul times to see what we are aiming for. You can also add other information to our growing directory over here. Thanks!

Hafrashas Challah For Adina Bas Chana

This week, there will be another Hafrashas Challah being done all around. The following is from the N'shei French Hill email:

Dear Ladies,

Last week we had over 100 women baking Challah on Erev Shabbos for a zechus for a Refuah Sheleima for Adina Bas Chana (Elbaz)!!!!!!!! Thank you to all of you for your good will and efforts!!!!!!!!! The Elbaz’s mentioned that on Erev Shabbos, they saw positive results in tests that were done and they were sure that it was from all of the Tefillos at the special time of Hafrashas Challah!

We would like to do the same this week. If you are baking Challah this Thursday night or Friday, and making enough to be mafrish, then why not be part of a group of 40 women who will all be united at the same time with the same kavanos which has an even greater impact in shamayim? In this zechus, may Adina bas Chana have a Refuah Sheleima Bekarov and may you all have a Good Shabbos!!!!!!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Urgent Tehillim Needed

Most of us have already heard the bad news, that a young teenaged girl, the daughter of Rav Avi Elbaz, of Zichron Nosson Tzvi was hit by a tender, and is in critical condition. Her name is Adina bas Chana.
There are a couple of ways to help out and bring zechusim for this young girl.

If anyone would like to make meals for the Elbaz's, please call Esther Adler at 581-0843. There will be a gathering on Motzaei Shabbos, 15 Elul, 9:30pm at the Stark home, Ramat Hagolan 53, to say Tehillim for Adina bas Chana .

And lastly, there is a group of women who will take Challah for her z'chus. Here is the email explaining it all:

Monday, August 27, 2012

Teshuva B'Simcha- Live Performance in Jerusalem and RBS

A new live performance, featuring different ways of achieving Teshuva through Simcha, will take place first in Ramat Beit Shemesh tonight and later in Jerusalem on August 29th. 

For every last detail, click on the image to the right.

Kennes Chizuk For Women- Dealing With Modern Technology

There's another Kennes Chizuk that's meant to help women face the challenges of modern technology. There will be a video message from R' Matisyahu Solomon Shlita, followed by Rebbetzin Rena Tarshish and Rebbetzin Dina Schoonmaker.

It will take place at Nevat Hall on Rechov Shmuel Hanavi 24 (near Zvhill), on Wednesday, August 29th-11 Elul, at 8:15 PM. Price at the door is 15nis, pre-purchase for 10nis. For more details click on the photo.

What challenges do women face in modern technology? I assume that a woman's biggest issue with technology is how to  properly deal with other family members consumption of modern technology, ie. husband and children.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Local Email Listings

A new email listing service has been started today for us Ramat Eshkol'ers. I noticed a bunch of signs posted all over Ramat Eshkol advertising the new service. The service advertises itself as completely free to post/free to subscribe email list, and the email is sent out every Motzei Shabbos. I contacted the person running the listing service, and was sent the following info:
Weekly Ramat Eshkol Free Listings by Email 
We list Gemachim, Shiurim, For Sale, Rentals, Lost & Found, Local businesses, neighbourly notices etc. All Adverts are FREE and any email address can sign up. Sign up or send us an advert at
Honestly, I do not know who the person running this service is, but I'm quite happy that this has been started. As some readers may know, recently, the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email list has become partially commercialized, while the necessity of a free email list is important. I don't mean to knock the person/people running the N'shei list, as they have done a terrific job. Rather, I believe that this is the type of job that in order to be done properly, it must be done as chessed. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Daytime Theft: Luggage Stolen

There was a theft reported in the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email. I am reposting to notify others to be careful and aware, while possibly finding the culprit:
My sisters hand luggage was stolen outside their apartment on Ramat HaGolan. If any one saw any suspicious people walking around or know of anyone with a surveillance camera near Ramat Hagolan 37 please call or email 054-846-5467

Parshas Shoftim

6:37 - Candle Lighting
7:17 - Shkia
7:49 - Motzei Shabbos
8:28 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

The Rebellious Son and the Fundamentals of Education By Rabbi Zev Leff
When you go out to war against your enemy and you see horses and chariots, an army greater than you, do not fear them, for Hashem your G-d, Who took you out of Egypt, is with you. (Devarim 20:1).

How can we possibly expect to achieve such a high level that we do not fear when we go into battle? Even Moshe fled in terror when his rod was transformed into a snake. Yet if the Torah commands us not to fear the impending battle, it must be something within the capability of every Jew.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Igloo Park: Keep The Kids Away Or Keep 'em On A Leash

After reading this weeks N'shei Ramat Eshkol email, it seems to me that we may have a repeat offender on the loose. I repost the following quote for your perusal:
PSA from a Concerned Neighbor - There is a man who is not 100% who frequents the Igloo park, saying things like "cute, cute" whenever he sees kids. He seems harmless and I don't want to cause unnecessary concern, but I wanted to let parents know that I found him at the top of the hill, in the sewer area of the Igloo park, with two boys who were around 10 years-old. He was having an arm wrestle with one of the boys and they were playing and shmoozing with him. It could be that nothing suspicious was going on, but something about them being in a very secluded area together and the way they were playing together made me feel uncomfortable.

Monday, August 13, 2012

A New Blog in Rechavia

A new blog has been started by a Rechavia community member. It's a blog aimed at keeping the local community safe from predators and molesters, somewhat similar to this one. 

The author has asked me to publicize it, so here it is, at As of now there is only one post, and I'm not sure that the site is going to write about every incident, but we'll find out soon enough.

This may be a good time to offer my (free) services. I would be glad to help anyone that would like to get a blog up and running for their local neighborhood. As long as it's safety based.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Beware of Collectors

I don't know why, but in my opinion too many people are not worried enough of the collectors that come to their door. The following  incident was posted in the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email on June 7:
Warning for our neighborhood: Last week, I answered the door for a tzedakah collector who looked like a young American Yeshiva bochur. When I gave him some money, he asked for a bracha for a shidduch. I gave him one, and he started saying very inappropriate things that made me feel uncomfortable and frightened. I quickly closed the door and locked it. I now do not answer the door for strangers if my husband is not home. Please be aware and be safe.

I am not shocked, though it's sad to hear that stories like this still happening. I personally do not let my wife open the door for collectors when I am not home. Even when I am home, I take extra precaution to open the door myself. There has always been crazy people making their rounds collecting in houses, and unfortunately it's not safe for a woman to open the door while being alone. 

Just because someone is dressed like a beggar doesn't nor shouldn't give the person automatic access to your open door. If you really think that the beggar is worthy of your money, don't open the door unless the door is chained shut with a small hole to pass money.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Pervert Attempts to Snatch Child Near Shmuel HaNavi

A reader "M", sent us this near-frightening story that he'd like to share with others: 
For illustration purposes only
Today my son was riding his bike near Tzomet Bar Ilan, a little past the bus stop going towards Ramat Eshkol. A tanned man with dark hair, a white t-shirt, and navy shorts with white racer stripes, approached him. 
He grabbed onto my son and says, "Let me ride your bike, cutie, to my house". My kid in all his innocence asked the man "Why?". The man eventually got cold feet, as he ended up running away to the other side of Shmuel Hanavi street, while my lucky kid rode home to safety.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mystery Solved...Local Bleachers Built for Siyum HaShas

I was wondering what all these massive bleachers I saw today were for, near our neighborhood in Givat Hatachmoshet. Apparently those bleachers being constructed are part of the preparations for one of the many Siyum HaShas events taking place, though I'm not sure which. Yeshiva World has some pics and videos if you have no idea what I'm talking about.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Kashrus of Catered Events

The following is from Yechiel Spira of Jerusalem Kosher News: Regular followers of JKN are aware that on a number of occasions I have addressed the issues that may arise regarding catered affairs. All too often we make the incorrect assumption that an event is “badatz” when in actuality this is not so. In actuality, many affairs lack any kashrus supervision. Simply stated, too many of us lack the awareness that a problem may exist.
Baruch Hashem, a number of English-speaking rabbis in Israel have undertaken to (1) increase awareness, (2) set a standard for their respective congregations, and (3) encourage caterers to comply with the desires of communities towards enjoying catered events with valid kashrut certification.
The letter, which was written, signed and distributed by the Rabbonim, is viewable by clicking the image above.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Shabbos Matos-Massei

7:08 - Candle Lighting
7:48 - Shkia
8:24 - Motzei Shabbos
9:00 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

No News....Is Good News

I am happy to write here, that there hasn't been any incidents to report recently. This may be due to less people reporting, or it can be a sign that the rate of incidents occurring is falling. I think it is the latter.

I don't think that this blog is directly responsible for slowing down the rate of occurrences though it is probably responsible for a small downturn. What's also important is that this site is playing a big role in bringing awareness of these issues to the community.

I pray that a site of this kind will one day be completely irrelevant and unnecessary. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shabbos Pinchos

7:11 - Candle Lighting
7:51 - Shkia
8:28 - Motzei Shabbos
9:03 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

Friday, July 6, 2012

The Miracle Recovery of R' Rephael Shmulevitz

I don't usually post non-Ramat Eshkol articles, but this story definitely deserves attention. 

The Rosh Yeshiva of Mir, Rav Rephael Shmulevitz has been cured from one of the rarest, incurable, fatal diseases in the world. The disease is ALS, also known as Lou Gherigs disease, which until now had no cure to even just halt its progress. This past month though, not only has the Rosh Yeshiva's disease stopped progressing, he actually is starting to return to regular health. Amazingly, he is the first person in the world to be cured from ALS. He isn't at 100% yet, but the turnaround so far is nothing short of miraculous.

Shabbos Balak

7:13 - Candle Lighting
7:53 - Shkia
8:30 - Motzei Shabbos
9:06 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Neshei Kahal Iyun Tefilah Opening Event

The Neshei Kahal Iyun Tefilah (Rav Baum's Shul), have announced an "Opening Event" for the group. It will take place this Wednesday, July 4th and will start at 8:15. Rav Baum will be speaking at 8:30 sharp. Admission is free, and the event is meant to be a get together of sorts, to bring together the community. 

The address is 8 Mishmar HaGvul, Knissa Aleph, Apartment 5, by the Gordon family. For more info call 02-502-0506 or 02-563-8870.

Monday, July 2, 2012

All-Star Lineup for Kiruv Seminar

Fast of 17 Tammuz: Sunday Afternoon July 8, 2012
At Yeshiva Ohr Somayach - Tanenbaum College
22 Shimon Hatzadik Street, Ma'alot Daphna, Jerusalem

1:00pm Rav Mendel Weinbach
1:45pm Mincha
2:30pm Rav Moshe Shapiro (ivrit)
3:30pm Rav Nota Schiller
4:15pm Rabbi Dovid Kaplan
5:00pm Rav Yitzchak Breitowitz
5:45pm Rabbi Dr. Dovid Gottlieb
6:30pm Rabbi Shmuel Bloom
7:00pm Rav Zef Leff
7:45pm Rav Moshe Lazerus
8:11pm Ma’ariv (Followed by Refreshments)

20 nis registration at the door from 12:30pm.
Space is limited. Come early to secure a seat. (Fully air-conditioned)

Friday, June 29, 2012

Shabbos Chukas

7:13 - Candle Lighting
7:53 - Shkia
8:31 - Motzei Shabbos
9:06 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

English Siyum HaShas Controversy

Two organizations, two separate events, two different dates, one venue, one English speaking crowd, and one Siyum HaShas. 

In celebration of the 12th Siyum HaShas, there will a matchup of organizations competing for the English speaking crowd. First up, on Tuesday, 12 Av/July 29th, Dirshu will host an event held in Binyanei Ha’uma. Though, just five days later, another Siyum HaShas is being planned and hosted by Kollel Iyun Hadaf; and where else does it take place if not for Binyanei Ha'uma?

To me it seems rather perplexing that the events weren't combined into one. After all, how many English speakers will be around this summer to attend? More so, it is quite decieving that Dirshu is advertising its Siyum as "the major event for English speakers", forcing the KIH to recently advertise its own Siyum as "The Original English Siyum HaShas in Yerushalayim".

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Readers Write-In/Suspicious Man On Paran

(For illustration purposes only)
(Editors note: The following was emailed to us by one of this blog's readers.)

This afternoon, I saw a man on the Paran shopping strip acting in a suspicious manner. He was dressed like he was religious, with a beard and a cap. He was hanging out near the candy store for a bit, not doing anything in particular. I felt uneasy because he was near my young child, so we went down the block to look at merchandise outside a different store. 

About 10 minutes later, he appeared in front of that store and picked up something from the floor, passed near my kid, then acted like he was browsing through their wares...not really doing much besides looking busy. He hung around there for some time, while I watched him and my kid carefully. He finally went back the way he had come. I did not see him do anything wrong, but feel that parents should be extra vigilant in busy areas such as in front of those stores.



Friday, June 22, 2012

Bus Line Changes

New Bus Map (click to enlarge)
Yeshiva World reported today that many bus lines are going to change on June 29th. One of the main changes is that there will be 220 less busses a day passing Rechov Agripas. This is because Agripas, traffic wise, is the worst street to be on, ever since the light rail tracks began being built on Rechov Yaffo. On the official website, there is a map of all the upcoming changes. Affecting us Ramat Eshkol'ers, the 4/4A, 25, and 45 will all undergo changes. The 4/4A will now also stop at the Givat Ha'Mivtar Train Station. The 25 and 45 will now travel Betzalel and Eliyash to Ha'nevi'im towards Levi Eshkol, instead of traveling through Agripas to Ha'Nevi'im. 

There a couple new lines that will be serving Ramat Eshkol. The 40 will make its way from Levi Eshkol towards Bar Ilan and then Golda Meir, thereby being the first bus to take that route. The 52 will go through Ma'avar Mitla and Yam Suf and make its way though Ezrat Torah, Sorotzkin, Givat Shaul and eventually Har Nof. 

Also newsworthy, the 2, 9A, 10, 15/15A bus lines will all be cancelled.

Shabbos Korach

7:13Candle Lighting
8:31 - Motzei Shabbos
9:06 - Rabbenu Tam
-Have a Good Shabbos!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Kids Being Targeted All Over Jerusalem

The following was reported on Kikar HaShabbat and translated by YWN
Residents of the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Maalot Daphna, Shmuel HaNavi, Golda Meir and Arzei HaBira (ed. note: also Ramat Eshkol) are concerned over attacks against children in those communities, Kikar Shabbat reports that a small girl in a playground (ed. note: playgrounds seem to be abusers' favorite place to work) in Arzei HaBira was targeted on Monday, 28 Sivan 5772 as she entered a closed slide. It appears the attacker, dressed in chareidi clothing, was waiting inside. M, a female resident of the community saw the girl crying her heart out explaining “At first none of us understood what was going on. A bit later she explained that she entered the slide and was attacked by a man there, a strange man.” 
Residents explain this is another attack in the community and they are more than a bit concerned. They are not sitting around waiting for miracles, and they have begun by posting announcements to increase awareness and hoping to obtain information that may lead to his apprehension. P, a resident of Maalot Daphna was a witness to such an attack a number of weeks ago. “I saw a chareidi male attacked by residents. It appears he tried to attack a child. He was spotted and they ran after him”. The perpetrator managed to flee and remains at large at this time.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Important Updates

Recently, you may have noticed some changes occurring on this site. First, I would like to point out that we have changed the name of the site, in order to keep our readers from getting confused with another Ramat Eshkol organization.

Second, we have added a "Ramat Eshkol General Info" section to the site, which provides local, hard-to-find, in-depth information from around the neighborhood, in an easy, free and convenient directory. From shul times to local real estate agents, bank hours and furniture listings, we also plan on adding a lot more local information over the coming months. 

Meat Sale R' Levine

I figure that this poster (click to enlarge) might be helpful to some. It's for a sale of meat from R' Shmuel Levine, R"Y of Chofetz Chaim in Argentina. All the meat is from South America and adheres to the Beit Yosef. 

Each type of meat is sold only by carton, and each carton holds between 11-14Kg for the top section of meats and 6-7Kg for the bottom section. 

The last day for orders is on Tuesday, June 19/29 Sivan, and the sale will be held on Thursday, June 21/1 Tamuz. Call 052-715-4400 to make an order.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Readers Write-In/Woman Harassed Near Old Age Home

(Editors note: The following was emailed to us by one of this blog's readers. The story is a little outdated, but the reality is the same.)

It was about 2 yrs ago so I dont know if its relevant to today's safety. But just to warn people- I was walking alone on paran on motzi shabbos (about 11ish).  The stores are all closed, so its much more deserted. It was the part of paran between the nursing home and paran 4- no buildings (across from Yesh).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Daily Shul Times

Bais Medrash Le’Torah Ul’Tfillah
5 Ma’avar Mitle

Mincha..........Mincha Gedola, 2:45
Ma'ariv..........8:45, 10:45

Kehillas Givat HaMivtar 
Midbar Sinai

Shachris.........Vasikin, 7:00, 7:30*, 8:00, Friday also at 8:30*
Mincha...........1:15, 20 minutes before Shkia
Ma'ariv..........8:15, 8:45, 9:45*, 10:45
*Minyan is in the upstairs Shteeble

B’nei Yeshivas

Gan Chamesh Esreh

: 9:00 and every half hour after at least until 11:00

If you see inaccuracies or if you'd like to update this list, contact us here.

Shabbos Times

Candle lighting is at 7:11
Shkia is at 7:51
Shabbos ends at 8:29
Rabbenu Tam is at 9:04

Have a Good Shabbos! 

P.S. If you would like to feature a Divrei Torah here one week, contact us and we'll appreciate it.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jerusalem Festival of Lights Ends Today

 The Jerusalem Festival of Lights is ending today. The multi-million dollar festival is actually quite spectacular. There are amazing light structures, light shows and exhibits. The Festival will be open from 8pm until midnight and is located the entrance of the Old City. Check out the Festivals' official web page over here. More pictures and a video after the jump. Click to enlarge.

Blog Renaming

This blog has been started less than a week ago. When I started off, I named it Patrol Ramat Eshkol. Eventually I decided to change the name to Kol Ramat Eshkol, to reflect two things. A) Kol/קול means "voice", as I would like this blog to be the "voice" of topics unspoken until now, mainly abuse prevention. B) Kol/כל means "everything", as I eventually decided to not only focus on abuse and harassment, because it's very helpful to residents if I post all the general news that pertains to Ramat Eshkol.

Now, the reason I am mentioning all this is because I wasn't paying attention when I renamed the blog. Just days before, in the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email, an askan posted a project called "HaKol of Ramat Eshkol", where people get together to help effect change in the neighborhood, one agenda at a time. Today, he notified me of the similarities. 

Being that both of us are working in the same arena, serving the community, I decided that I must rename this blog again. I am hoping that some of you can give me some good ideas in the comments on what to name this blog...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Suspicious Collector

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I don't usually get annoyed by beggars. But after this guy opened my door on his own, in my mind it says a lot about the person. Come to your own conclusions, but at the very least be careful. This guy is still making his rounds now, as he was just by me at 7:45.

Lady Harassed on Ramat HaGolan

For illustration purposes only 
I was called by a woman who related to me her story on June 6, of how she was harassed on Ramat HaGolan street, right near Mevo Di Zahav. As she was walking on Ramat HaGolan, a man driving a car, called out to her asking for directions. As she was directing him where to go, he started to say really inappropriate things to her. She ran away from the car and the car sped off before she thought to glance at the license plate. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Heeding The Call

I started this blog as a project on the side, and I would like to use it to help our community here in Ramat Eshkol. Whether it be for general information, news, or safety updates, I would like for it to be posted here. HOWEVER, as of now I don't expect to post here every day. I do, however, plan on making it my responsibility to post anything that pertains to the safety of the community. Especially since it's the main reason I maintain this blog.

Though, the point of me writing this post is, so that reader be informed that I am deeply interested in hearing your stories and testimonies so that I can notify the rest of us. I know that there are known molesters and sexual harassers around the community, and that certain people do not share this knowledge with others until it's too late. I am sadly reminded of the Leibby Kletzky tragedy that happened exactly 11 months ago. I want to attempt to change that with your help.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Man Asks Kids to Help Carry CD's

A man dressed like a Charedi, has been asking kids to help him carry his CD's. The following is a repost of the incident posted in the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email on June 7:

A man (dressed like a charaidi) has been walking around the neighborhood offering children five shekel if they will help him with his CD's.  (He may change his lines.) Please watch out for your children and call the police if you see anything suspicious.
We have here another case of  a man that looks religious, targeting the neighborhood kids. I may deduct based on the description of him looking Chareidi, that he is probably not the same person that was taking pictures of kids at the Igloo Park. That pervert was wearing a knitted kippah, and it's likely that he isn't changing disguises from Mizrachi to Charedi. Although, he may be the same person that was targeting kids near Mishkan Esther, it is very hard to know with the amount of information given in the classified ads. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Woman Harassed on Paran

The following story happened to my wife. On Monday 5/28, walking on Paran near Maavar Mitla, someone that looks like an American yeshiva guy started following and harassing my wife. First, while walking towards her, he started by saying "hello" and "what's up" to her. After repeating this a couple of times, she looked around and realized that he must be talking to her.

She makes a face at him, turns around, and starts walking back to our house, while he started to make dirty and inappropriate comments. He also remarked "What you so scared about?" although it was pretty obvious why at that point. He kept on following her, she kept her pace up and didn't turn around again. She was lucky to be near our home and ended up safe.  

Kennes about Technology

I just found this poster advertising a Kennes Chizuk, "Facing the Challenges of Modern Technology", scheduled for June 17/27 Sivan. The speakers at the event will be R' Yitzchok Berkovitz, R' Yaakov Hillel of Ahavat Shalom, and R' Yosef Elefant from the Mir. The speeches will be only in English, catering to English speaking Bnei Torah. It seems that women are not invited. The event will take place at 8:45 in Bais Yisrael Hall at 16 Ezras Torah. There is a 10 nis admission fee. A live broadcast for women will be available on Kol Halashon by calling 03-617-1111. For more info or to book advance/group tickets, call 02-653-6007.

Just adding my two cents- I find it funny that while the Asifa speeches in America were given in Yiddish, in Israel, the speeches will be given in English. עולם הפוך ראיתי

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Another Child Abuse Close Call

This is another incident that happened a week after the first incident that I posted. The following is reposted from the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email on March 16:
This is a public service announcement from another concerned resident: My chessed girl notified me that there was an older man wearing a knitted yarmulka who was walking around the Igloo park with a camera and taking pictures.  He went over to children who were playing by themselves and asked them, "are your parents here?"  He spoke Hebrew and English.  She called the police but the man left before anything happened.
So about a week before this story, another kid was approached by a suspected abuser. This week we have a man taking pictures of the kids, probably planning out his next target. This needs to stop, and it must stop now. I call on everyone to try to be as vigilante as possible, to call the cops right away, take pictures of suspicious individuals, and to try to get as clear a description as possible. License plates can be an especially good method for the cops (and vigilantes) to track criminals and abusers.

A little work, can make a big difference. Let us not dig our heads in the sand, as we all truly know that no community is insusceptible to the problems that just .1% can cause.

Child Approached by Adult Near Mishkan Esther

To start this blog off, I would like to first report on incidents that happened in the past couple of months. I would like for people to gain an idea of what's going on so they can come to their own conclusions.
The following is reposted from the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email list on March 9th:
This is a public service announcement from a concerned resident to remind us that there are adults on the streets in our neighborhoods that can do harm to our children. This person's child was approached by an unsafe adult in the area of Mishkan Esther last Friday night. She would like to remind us to please protect our children appropriately.
This is one of the many incidents where children have been targeted for abuse that has been voiced out by our community members.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

In the Beginning...

I have decided to start this blog to benefit the English speaking Ramat Eshkol community. The main reason I have for undertaking this project is due to all the recent postings in the N'shei Ramat Eshkol email list about suspicious people, predators, and criminals. These immoral people, targeting our kids, wives and homes, are to starting to feel like they're here to stay. I plan about blogging about these suspicious people, crimes, and similar events, to help paint a picture of what's happening around the neighborhood.

I hope this blog can cause some community members to brainstorm for solutions and eventually effect meaningful change. Also, if I find the time, I may decide to post about other things too, as long as it helps the community. בעזרת השם נעשה ונצליח.