My husband, Children and I belonged to this synagogue when our primary residence was in Newport Coast, which we then made a rental property and we moved to smaller home in Laguna Beach. We had a third home in Ojai, California.
I am hopeful this Rabbi from this synagogue where we were very active will respond. This synagogue is in southern California in an area south of Los Angeles called Orange County. Here is the email:
Dear Rabbi Steinberg,
I hope you and your Children are doing well.
In case you don’t remember me since you have so many members:
I am a former active member of your Synagogue who now lives in Los Angeles; you officiated our children’s Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah and Cantor Shikler came to Ojai, California to perform our youngest Son’s Bar Mitzvah around Lake Casitas so his entire boarding school could attend as well as our friends in Ojai and some relatives.
Cantor Shikler even had telephone Bar Mitzvah lessons with our Son and he did a great job as did our other 2 Children for their Bar Mitzvah and Bat Mitzvah.
My husband and I donated the pizza for Sukkot many years from our Papa John’s company and provided pizza at a special price for many events. The “kosher” version of the pineapple and ham pizza was created just for the synagogue. I also ran the Art Chavarot right before my divorce around 2008.
I am writing you because I am faced with a very serious and epidemic problem which has existed in the Jewish Community for decades and you seem to be an honest, compassionate Jewish leader who can make a positive difference to Jews and others in our world.
Rabbi Steinberg, I know you are divorced too but can you even imagine not seeing and spending time with your Children for eight (8) years due to lies, schemes and threats made to them? As a result they along with me have characteristics of those suffering from Parental Alienation Syndrome as I have been told by therapists and other experts of Parental Alienation.
Parental Alienation is a form of abuse, terror and torture that destroys the sacred bond between a loving, law-abiding Mother (father) and their child, teen or young adult at the time of divorce so the father and others helping him can PROFIT as many therapists and other experts have proven. (www.PAlienation.org).
This form of abuse, terror and torture is affecting millions of families today and has been going on in the JEWISH COMMUNITY since the 1970’s. (http://www.palienation.org/…/Chapter-2-for-WEBPAGEThe-New-R…)
As any reasonable, compassionate person knows; it is in the best interest of children to be loved by BOTH of their parents at the time of divorce and thereafter.
It is sick, immoral and unconscionable for the father to use and abuse the children and their loving Mother so he does not have to pay alimony, can steal her marital assets and can obtain other monetary and benefits by telling the children lies, having schemes and manipulating them so they alienate their Mother.
As result both the children and their loving Mother suffer emotionally, psychologically, physically and in many other ways as experts have proven.(www.PAlilenation.org)
I have found JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS refuse to acknowledge this epidemic form of abuse, terror and torture called Parental Alienation commonly created at the time of divorce and REFUSE to help the Children and their loving Mother (father) reunite because they are PROFITING using their 501(c)(3) agreements to hide and steal the loving, law-abiding Mother’s assets, savings, income.
501(c)(3) agreements are also used to EVADE TAXES, which many wealthy Jews want to do.
This is not what Judaism teaches but repudiates and does not represent Jewish values. Parental Alienation promotes abuse, terror and torture and is a CRIME and so is tax evasion. Is this the way Jewish Congregations practice Judaism today and therefore have become terrorist organizations?
Is this what Shir-ha-ma’Alot promotes too or is your synagogue different and really does promote Jewish values?
I have been a compassionate, honest, law-abiding woman my entire life and have stood up for truth and justice, will you Rabbi Steinberg please help me reunite with my three children? This is all I ask.
Would you be willing to do this? It has been 8 years since I have spent time with them and do not know where they are.
THE HORROR OF THE EXTINCTION OF YOUR CHILD’S LIFE, no matter what age, is what Parental Alienation is to the Mother (father) who has been alienated since the time of the divorce.
Parental Alienation is like a death to the loving, law-abiding, Mother (father) who raised her Children teaching them important lessons including the importance of good values and character while setting the example herself.
Any loving, law-abiding Parent understands this emotion and understands that taking Children AWAY from their loving Mother (father) can ONLY be carried out by VERY SICK CRIMINALS. It is a CRIME to take Children away from their loving Mother (father) as any reasonable person knows and ALOLPH HILTER showed the world.
This horror at the extinction of life causes “a severance, a spiritual wound, which like a physical wound is sometimes fatal, sometimes heals, but ALWAYS aches.”-Tolstoy
Rabbi Steinberg, please try to contact me soon so we can discuss this and hopefully you will fervently agree to help me reunite with my Children. Maybe with your help I can talk to my Children and wish them a Happy Passover. That would be wonderful, don’t you agree?
Rabbi Steinberg, please help make our world a better place for myself and my Children and millions of others suffering like us.