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Lanner Off Sex Offender Registries?

10/16/2009
Special to The Jewish Week

Baruch Lanner, a former yeshiva high school principal and religious youth group counselor who was convicted in 2002 in New Jersey of sexually abusing two teenage girls, appears no longer to be on the New Jersey, Florida or national sex offender registries.

Lanner, 59, an ordained Orthodox rabbi, was sentenced to seven years in prison, but did not begin serving his sentence until 2005, after his conviction was upheld on appeal. He was released on parole in January of 2008. According to the New Jersey Department of Corrections, Lanner’s parole ends next month. 

Ramaz Pulls Plug On Condo Tower

07/02/2008
Staff Writer
Faced with stiff neighborhood opposition, the Ramaz Lower School on East 85th Street has withdrawn its controversial application for variances from the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals, The Jewish Week has learned.     Jeff Mulligan, executive director at the BSA, confirmed the withdrawal Tuesday.  

The New Business Of N.Y. Shuls

10/12/2007
Staff Writer
Synagogues in Manhattan are getting a facelift — and it’s commercial developers who are delivering a potent injection of cash. Destined to be the largest synagogue constructed in Manhattan in 50 years, Lincoln Square Synagogue’s state-of-the-art, 52,000-square-foot shul is being funded in part by a land swap with real estate developer American Continental Properties Inc.

The New Business Of N.Y. Shuls: Air Rights

10/11/2007
Staff Writer
Synagogues in Manhattan are getting a facelift — and it’s commercial developers who are delivering a potent injection of cash. Destined to be the largest synagogue constructed in Manhattan in 50 years, Lincoln Square Synagogue’s state-of-the-art, 52,000-square-foot shul is being funded in part by a land swap with real estate developer American Continental Properties Inc.

Speaking Her Language

11/22/2002
Staff Writer
‘Kol hatkhalot kashot,” Carmit Federman says — Hebrew for “All beginnings are difficult.”  

Women Detail Abuse By Lanner

06/21/2002
Staff Writer
Freehold, N.J.: She was 14 and an incoming freshman at a yeshiva high school in New Jersey. He was 45, a married rabbi with three children, and the principal of the yeshiva at the shore. He was also one of the most prominent Orthodox Jewish youth leaders in America. Yet once a week, the rabbi would call the 14-year-old student at home, proclaiming his love and promising she would be his wife someday. At school he would summon the teenager to his office, where he would grope her private parts while she sat powerless and disgusted.

Keeping Its Distance

06/28/2002
Staff Writer
They still don't get it. That's what some critics are saying this week about the Orthodox Union's official "it's not us" reaction to the sex abuse conviction of its former national youth leader, Rabbi Baruch Lanner. The rabbi, 52, a longtime senior official at the OU's National Conference of Synagogue Youth, was convicted last Thursday on six counts of sexual abuse of two teenage girls in the mid-1990s. The girls were students at the New Jersey yeshiva high school Rabbi Lanner served as principal, as well as members of the NCSY Etz Chaim chapter he led for many years.

Getting To Know You

03/14/2003
Staff Writer
Kleinmachnow, Germany: Ron Brown suddenly became nervous. The Reform rabbi from Merrick, L.I., for weeks had been pondering how his delegation of 11 American rabbis should dialogue with a classroom of German teenaged students over such hot-button topics as the Holocaust, the state of anti-Semitism today, Israel and now the looming American invasion of Iraq.

Lanner Out On Bail Pending Appeal

10/11/2002
Staff Writer
A New Jersey appellate court Thursday granted Rabbi Baruch Lanner’s emergency request to be free on bail pending the appeal of his conviction of sexually abusing two teenaged girls while he was their principal in a New Jersey yeshiva high school.

Lanner Gets 7-Year Prison Term

10/11/2002
Staff Writer
Declaring that he is “not a monster” and acknowledging errors in judgment — but stopping short of apologizing to the girls he sexually abused — Rabbi Baruch Lanner was sentenced last week to seven years in a New Jersey state prison. Rabbi Lanner, 52, once one of America’s most prominent Modern Orthodox youth leaders, was taken away in handcuffs Friday from the Monmouth County courtroom in Freehold, N.J., after delivering an emotional plea for mercy that invoked the Holocaust, God and his grandchild.
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