Skip to content

Statement on Malka Leifer Sentencing from Adass Israel School

Adass Israel School < 1 mins read

Statement to be attributed to Aaron Strasser, Principal & CEO Adass Israel School:  

“Today Mrs Malka Leifer was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after being found guilty of 18 sexual abuse offences.  

Mrs Leifer was employed by Adass Israel School from 2001 to 2008. 

Her offending was a gross and complete breach of trust and it is our hope that today’s sentencing provides a sense of justice for the survivors and helps them to heal. 

The abuse suffered by the survivors is completely unacceptable. 

On behalf of Adass Israel School, we apologise to the survivors abused by Mrs Leifer, for the distress they have suffered and the impact of that abuse on their lives and families.  

The school has made professional counselling available on a free and strictly confidential basis to any member of our community who wishes to access it. 

The safety and wellbeing of students remain our highest priorities and we have zero tolerance for abuse of any kind. 

As a registered Victorian school, Adass Israel School is compliant with the Child Safe Standards, particularly regarding responding to, and reporting, allegations of suspected child abuse.” 

Contact details:

Chris Newman

0421 477 297

More from this category

  • Crime, Information Technology
  • 18/04/2024
  • 13:25
Monash University

Monash expert: Australian cybercriminals arrested following global sting

A Monash expert is available to comment on the arrest of five Australians in relation to an alleged global phishing scam that used the platform LabHost to trick victims into providing their personal information. Professor of Practice Nigel Phair, Department of Software Systems & Cybersecurity, Faculty of Information Technology Contact details: +61 450 501 248 or Impact of cyber crime Governance of technology Intersection of technology, crime and society The following can be attributed to Professor Phair: “This is a great day not just for Australian policing, but also the international coordination of cyber crime investigations. “These types of…

  • Crime, Media
  • 17/04/2024
  • 10:32
Our Watch

Media invite: Masterclass for journalists to deepen reporting knowledge on violence against women

Journalists and media professionals are invited to apply for Our Watch’s prestigious Masterclass Series to deepen reporting knowledge of violence against women. Limited travel scholarships are available. The free professional development series aims to support early career journalists or those new to reporting on the national crisis by providing an in-depth understanding of violence against women and exploring how responsible media reporting helps to prevent violence before it occurs. On average, one woman every nine days is killed by a current or former partner and 13 women a day are hospitalised. The media has a crucial role to play in…

  • Crime, General News
  • 16/04/2024
  • 16:41
Our Watch - National violence prevention organisation

Media statement from Patty Kinnersly, CEO of Our Watch on the Bondi Junction murders

The recent killings at Bondi Junction have shocked and shaken communities, both inAustralian and internationally. It is an unspeakable act of violence and we offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims of this shocking tragedy, and those recovering in hospital. Five of the six people who died were women. These were women who were enjoying their Saturday out shopping or catching up with friends. While this case is complex and the investigation is in its infancy,Police have said women may have been deliberately targeted. There is further complexity around reports of unmanaged severe mental illness in…

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.