Before and After

Spritzer takes control of the camp for the summer 0f 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. That’s a total 0f 7 years, in those 7 years not one nail or gallon of paint was used to improve the camp. After not being on the camp grounds for six years I was shocked to not only find that not one thing was done to improve the camp grounds, bunk houses, playing fields etc…I found the place to be in total neglect.

Examples:

The kitchen:
Looked like it wasn’t cleaned for 7 years, all the kitchen utensils were all over (red and blue mixed together), not one oven or sink [was ever] cleaned, mouse, deer and other rodents  droppings all over, unlocked doors, full garbage cans (with open food) just left there.  Let’s not forget the skunks and other rodents who looked at us like we were the ones that did not belong there (after all they have been there for the past 7 years) . How Spritzer got away with it from summer to summer, g-d knows.

The bunk housed:

Were never painted, had broken windows, stuffed toilets, loss wiring all over, broken stairs, broken doors, and broken sinks. Not to mention the forgotten (lost) articles that was never cleaned out. Just imagine a place that is being used and never fixed or cleaned for 7 years.

The pool:

Not in working order,the pumps were stuffed with leaves, all the filters were broken.

The property:

Uncovered ditches all over, not secured and gated, broken vehicles (including two buses) parked all over the property, broken piping/leaks at every facility (the camp was never winterized from summer to summer), garbage all over, live electric wiring hanging loss etc…Etc… Plain and simple total neglect.

Spritzer claims he invested over a million in the camp, I ask were? Show us?

In the four years between the summer of 2003 throw the summer of 2006 the original directors of Machne Menachem did more for the camp then Spritzer did in 7 years and the cost did not even get close to a million dollars.

Also read: Goldman Motion to Judge

See for yourself…

יראה העם וישפוט

How the property was found after 7 years under Spritzers control

The kitchen was found in total disarray, with utencails and open food all over, not to forget the Mice, deer and skunk droppings all over

The kitchen was found in total disarray, with utensils and open food all over, not to forget the mice, deer and skunk droppings all over

still feel like grabing a snack?

still feel like grabbing a snack?

Food left behind from summer to summer. What Hechsher is that anyways? Not EVEN an OU!

Food left behind from summer to summer. What Hechsher is that anyways? Not EVEN an OU!

Unsecure ditches all over

Top: Garbage was left out in the open - Bottom: Unsecured ditches all over

grounds

Instead of fixing the roof, spritzer fines a cheaper way to stop leaks (this was found on severial of the Bunk houses as well).

Instead of fixing the roof, spritzer fines a cheaper way to stop leaks (this was found on several of the Bunk houses as well).

open wiring found in must bunk houses

Top: washing areas in back of bunk houses Bottom: open wiring found in must bunk houses

This is the back of the bunks (notice that the doors and walls  are already being painted by the origanol directoers)

This is the back of the bunks (notice that the doors and walls are already being painted by the original directors)

Mattresses left out throw out the winter (from reports that were given from staff attending spritzers camp those mattresess were being used for your children during the summer, sleep tyit, don't let the bed bugs bight!

Mattresses left out thorough out the winter (from reports: that were given from staff attending spritzers camp, those mattresses were being used for your children during the summer. sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite!

bathroon area

bathroom area (before)

The indoor "gym"/parking lot/storage area

The indoor "gym"/parking lot/storage area

when arriving to camp the campers would have to first clean their bunk housed from the mess left behind from the prvrios year. the kitchen staff would have to clean the kitchen from the year before.

this is just half the mess found in every bunk. From reports: when arriving to camp the campers would have to first clean their bunk housed from the mess left behind the previous year. the kitchen staff would have to clean the kitchen from the year before.

this is the typical bunk house, hasn't been painted for more then 15 years. in all the 7 years that Sprizer had the camp not even a liter of paint was used.

this is the typical bunk house, hasn't been painted for more then 15 years. in all the 7 years that Sprizer had the camp not even a liter of paint was used.

before

Before (have in mind that in this photo the original directors already got the camp back and started the fixing up process. They immediately fixed the stairs, doors, windows, bathrooms and sinks. The painting process was already on the move).

before the camp was broght by MM is was desalit for many years, from the start a lot of money needed to be invested to bring the camp to just be in a normal fonksining manner. how a person got away with opening this camp with out investing a penny, g-d knows? Before the camp was brought by Machne Menachem it was desolate/empty/not used for many years. From the start a lot of money needed to be invested to bring the camp to just be in a normal functioning manner. How a Spritzer got away with opening this camp year after year with out investing a even penny, g-d knows? How “loving” parents send their children to such a place is another question!”]

In just Three years of having their camp back the Original directors (the rightful owners) managed to renovate the camp to a totally different place, a place were a human beings can live.

with out waisting time, the renavations start emitatly when the camp is given back to it's owners.

renovations start immediately when the camp is given back to its Rightful owners.

at least they left behind some t-shirts

at least they left behind some t-shirts (although I most point out, it came with a heavy price).

finaly painted

finally painted

bathroom floor

bathroom floor

One of the Directors of the camp (Rabbi Meir Hershkop) overseeing and even getting involed in renovating his camp.

One of the Directors of the camp (Rabbi Meir Hershkop) overseeing and even getting personally involved in renovating his camp.

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housing for staff

housing for staff

Are we still looking at pituers of MM? yes you are!

Are we still looking at pictures of MM? yes we are!

It also fuctions

It also functions

to live like a Mentch

to live like a Mensch

they were there to take care of the place at all times).

the directors actually saw how the camp looks during the winter (meaning: they were there to take care of the place at all times).

Rabbi Meir Hershkop one of the camp directors inspecting all the bunks to make sur there are no busted pipes etc...

Rabbi Meir Hershkop one of the camp directors inspecting all the bunks to make sure there are no busted pipes etc...

Rabbi Meir Hershkop one of the camp directors and in fact the camp founder is a man who doesn't just care but also does (takes action). anybody who ever worked with him can attese to that fact. He lives and breaths the camp.

Rabbi Meir Hershkop one of the camp directors and in fact the camp founder is a man who doesn't just care but also does (takes action). anybody who ever worked with him can attest to that fact. He lives and breaths the camp.

What it takes to take care of camp grounds:

Taking care of camp grounds, especially the size of Machane Menachem (currently known as Chayolei Hamelech ) in Lackawaxan, PA [85 acres and all] is a year round job.  From my experience in other camps (mainly Gan Yisroel, Parksville) I’ve learnt that besides having a care taker 12 months a year (Securing and winterizing the camp grounds) you have to start opening the camp at least a month before the children and staff start to arrive (that’s what they do in C.G.I.).

A camp Like Machne menachem in Lackawaxan, PA you better start opening right after Pasach (if you have ever been there you know what I’m talking about).

After camp comes to an end and the last bus pulls out, the work just begins. A camp like Machane Menachem can and should take (with out exaggerating) at least two weeks (8-10 hour days) to close down, that just includes cleaning up the kitchen and all the camper and staff housing. Winterizing the camp is another few days and must also be done throughout the winter.

G-d willing in the near future I will be showing documentation submitted to the court from the Original directors pointing out that (from summer to summer) the camp was not being winterized and being taken care of throughout out the year.

From reports (Spritzers camp): When the staff and campers arrived on the camp grounds they found it just as it was left from the previous summer, a total mess (any pipe that could be busted was busted).

7 Responses to Before and After

  1. machanemenachem says:

    Truth be told, all this does not really matter, it’s irrelevant to who are the rightful owners of Machne Menachem.

    It is totally irrelevant whether Spritzer ran a successful camp or not,

    It is totally irrelevant whether Spritzer had 1 bus full of kids or 100

    Any argument about anything else besides who rightfully owns Machne Menachem is all Irrelevant!

    All these arguments are besides the point.
    Why do I make them?
    I make them because I can, but thats not my main focus and should not be yours either.

    The only question that remains (and was in essence always the only question) is who brought and payed for the camp and who according to Jewish Law (Halocha) own the camp today.

    Now I ask, Why is Spritzer Stalling A Din Torah for almost two years now?

  2. machanemenachem says:

    if you would like to shear more pictures with us, pleas do send to…
    machanemenachem@gmail.com

    g-d bless.

  3. Zalmi K. says:

    Even this past summer
    (the second summer spritzer is running
    the camp) they were still trowing the blame on the original directors for every problem (and there were a lot)there was.

    The only thing Rutman (the want-2-be camp director)
    know to do, was drive a go cart.
    Thats probably the reason he wanted the camp.
    What a baby!

  4. Meir R. says:

    My heart brakes just thinking of the damage that was done since Spritzer took the camp
    all that hard work for nothing!

  5. a bunch of lies says:

    I don’t know whether or not anything else you write on this site is true or not, but from what I do have firsthand knowledge of, namely the condition in which spritzer left the camp, I do know that most of what you’re saying is either an outright lie -or at best (in some instances), a misrepresentation of the circumstances involved.

    I hope for your sake there’s more truth to your other posts…

  6. a bunch of lies says:

    As I thought you don’t have the *%#$ to publish my comment.
    But i guess it doesn’t really matter, as long as you and i know the truth: this is all one big bunch of lies!

    I’ve been reading through a lot of the other stuff on this site, i gotta say, it sounds very convincing. unfortunately (for you) I have no choice but to assume that it’s just as truthful as this post (in other words a pack of lies)

  7. The Jews left Ghetto Warsaw in better condition then Spritzer left the camp.

    It’s an embarrassment and a disgrace, that actual human beings (our children), were put to live in such a place!

    All the above doesn’t really matter,
    He could have build a five star hotel,
    It still does not make it his camp.

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