"Members of the Rabbinical Advisory Panel have conducted lengthy investigations over the past few days regarding Rabbi Telsner's stepping down. In addition to a number of discussions with Rabbi Telsner himself, the Rabbinical Advisory Panel has also corroborated with others who were considered to have pertinent perspectives.…"
Above: Rabbi Zvi Hirsh Telsner
From: Rabbinical Advisory Panel [mailto:Rabbinical.Panel@yeshivahcentre.org]
Sent: Sunday, 6 September 2015
Subject: Open letter to the Yeshivah Community from the Rabbinic Advisory Panel
The Rabbinical Advisory Panel was appointed to provide Halachic and Hashkafic oversight to the Interim Committee of Management of the Yeshivah (ICOM).
Members of the Rabbinical Advisory Panel have conducted lengthy investigations over the past few days regarding Rabbi Telsner's stepping down. In addition to a number of discussions with Rabbi Telsner himself, the Rabbinical Advisory Panel has also corroborated with others who were considered to have pertinent perspectives.
The Rabbinical Advisory Panel concluded that the facts were accurate, as announced. In light of recent events, Rabbi Telsner has chosen to put the moissad's interests ahead of his own by stepping down. Rabbi Telsner has stepped down of his own volition, before the ICOM could formulate their response.
We have been approached by a number of individuals who have expressed a range of concerns. At this point in time, we are working to ensure that protocols are put in place that will guarantee greater Rabbinic input into the ICOM. These will be announced in due course.
Our community is resilient and we are confident that it will continue to survive and flourish. By following the Derech Hatorah, Derech Halocho & Derech shel Chassidus Chabad, and by showing Ahavas Yisroel to all, especially to the more vulnerable members of our community, we are guaranteed that better times lie ahead.
We wish the entire community a Shana Tova U'mesuka, a sweet new year, a year of blessing and a year of Moshiach, and may we all work together to bring healing and peace to the community at large.
Rabbi Yossi Gordon
Rabbi Avrohom Y Kievman
Rabbi Elisha Greenbaum
Rabbi Avrohom Jacks (Secretary)
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