Erev Pesach 5769
To Anash and the Crown Heights Community
Greetings and Blessing!
As the summer approaches and the children will go to camp or Yeshiva Kayitz, you, as parents, are busy thinking about camp and deciding which one will be best for your child. Thank G-d there are many summer camp options to choose from.
We do not want to convince or persuade you where to send your child this summer, but rather, to make you aware of the present situation with the Camp Chayolei Hamelach which is under the management of Rutman and Spritzer and located in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania.
For the past year, there has been a restraining order, an Ikkul, placed on Rutman and Spritzer by the Bais Din of our community. They are not to open the camp until there will be Din Torah decision concerning the camp’s rightful owners.
In addition, Mr. Spritzer has been called over a year ago to the Bais Din Machon L’Horaya –Monsey- and has not yet agreed to come. It is therefore clear that the restraining order, the Ikkul, is still in force upon him. If anyone sends their child to the Camp Chayolei Hamelach, he is participating with Spritzer in the travesty.
Further more, we are reminding everyone that it is stealing, gezel, to use the property without permission from its Owners. We do not allow anyone— a camper, counselor, or teacher, etc.—to use our property which is located in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, which in its time was known as Machne Menachem.
We reserve the right to eventually demand full compensation from the parents that went against the restraining order, the Ikkul, and illegally used our property (Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat, Siman 363).
Signed in the name of,
The Machne Menachem Board of Directors
For the original Letter in Hebrew