Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services

Ohel, Where’s The Beef?


The Jewish Week finds itself, unfortunately, in a war of words with Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services. To be clear: we have no animus toward the Brooklyn-based social service agency or any other Jewish organization; our mission and goal is to report the truth, as best we can, and inform and strengthen the Jewish community. Sometimes that makes for hard feelings.

Ohel Says Jewish Week Accusations ‘Unfounded’

Newspaper rejects charges of bias; source says boy in story was removed from home.


Responding to a front-page Jewish Week investigation last week (“Abuse Case Tests Ohel’s Adherence To Reporting Laws”) detailing the case of a mother who was believed to be sexually abusing her 5-year-old son, but whose case was never reported to secular authorities by the Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services, the agency placed a full-page ad in this week’s paper, accusing The Jewish Week of bias.

The headquarters of Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services in Borough Park.  Michael Datikash
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