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Sunday, August 26 • 11:30am - 12:30pm

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'Code of Silence’ is an award winning one-hour observational documentary that follows the parallel journeys of a fervently Orthodox Jewish father and his now-secular son, after the son breaks the code of silence in Melbourne’s Chabad-Lubavitch community going public with his story about being sexually abused as a student. Manny Waks demands the perpetrators be brought to justice, as well as the rabbis, whom he claims covered it up. His father Zephaniah, who claims he has been virtually excommunicated for informing secular authorities, demands his name be publicly cleared. But what price will the father and son pay for blowing the whistle on the leaders of this powerful Jewish sect? This is a deeply personal journey filled with intimate, emotionally charged and candid behind-the-scenes moments of two people waging the fight of their lives. This session is not recommended for young children. We recommend parents to accompany older children.

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Manny Waks

Manny Waks is a consultant, advocate, author and public speaker, currently heading Kol v’Oz, an organisation dedicated to addressing the issue of child sexual abuse in the global Jewish community... Read More →

Sunday August 26, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
C155 / Jerusalem