“The conclusion that is compelled by his testimony is that the affairs of the Corporation were conducted by Spritzer as though it was his personal fiefdom with occasional allusions to board approval at meetings which are nowhere documented and by resolutions which were adopted and action taken only because Spritzer divines that they were”.
(Judge Glasser Final Ruling Against Yaakov Spritzer)
Funny how things ended up. Even the Rightful (majority) directors and owners could not work and get paid in their own camp. Except of course for Spritzer and his family.
THE FOLLOWING IS A TRANSCRIPT FROM A DIN TORAH (LEGAL PROCEEDING IN A COURT OF JEWISH LAW) ON JUNE 13, 1996.
0:01 – YAAKOV SPRITZER: IN ORDER FOR IT IT SHOULDN’T LOOK LIKE THAT YOU HAVE NEPOTISM, A PERSONAL TEVIYAH (HERBREW TRANSLATION: CLAIM) THAT NOBODY CAN HIRE HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY TO WORK IN CAMP FOR PAY. YOU CAN BRING YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY THERE, BUT IT SHOULDN’T LOOK LIKE THAT YOU HAVE A PERSONAL TEVIYAH ( HEBREW TRANSLATION: CLAIM ) IM NOT TALKING ABOUT NEPHEWS OR NEICES, OR OTHER PEOPLE. AND I DIDN’T HIRE MY NEICE IN CAMP, KAHANOV (CAMP DIRECTOR AT THE TIME) HIRED, I DIDN’T KNOW SHE WAS IN THE OFFICE UNTIL I CAME THERE. SHE HAPPENS TO BE MARRIED TO MY NEPHEW AND HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME. I DIDN’T HIRE ANYBODY. MY KID WORKED LAST YEAR IN CAMP AND I B’FEIRUSH (HEBREW TRANSLATION EXPLICITLY) TOLD HIM HES NOT GETTING PAID. AND THIS YEAR HES GOING TO BE A COUNSELOUR IN CAMP AND I TOLD HIM WE HAVE A POLICY THAT CHILDREN OF VAAD (BOARD) MEMBERS CAN NOT GET PAID AND I TOLD HIM HES NOT GETTING PAID. MY OLDER BOY WANTS TO COME TO CAMP I TOLD HIM HES NOT GETTING PAID SO HE SAYS IM NOT COMING TO CAMP TO GET MONEY, IM COMING TO CAMP TO HELP OUT. THIS IS ONE POLICY THAT WE MADE. ANOTHER POLICY THAT WE MADE WAS
0:44 – MEIR HERSHKOP: (TRANSLATION FROM YIDDISH) PLEASE YAKOV SAY IT AGAIN. NO I WANT THE RABBIS TO INFORM HIS CHILDREN
0:49 – YAAKOV SPRITZER: WHICH PART?
0:51 – MEIR HERSHKOP: ABOUT THE PART THAT WHEN HIS CHILDREN COME TO CAMP THEY SHOULDN’T WORK FOR MONEY AND THEY ARE COMING. FINE SAY IT AGAIN
0:55 – YAAKOV SPRITZER: MY SON LAST YEAR DIDN’T GET PAID, YOSSI, AND HE WAS A COUNSELOR FOR THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS, AND HERE HE IS THE ONLY ONE IN CAMP LAST YEAR THAT DIDN’T GET PAID.
1:05 – MENDEL HERSHKOP: MY SON DIDN’T EITHER GET PAID, HE WASN’T THE ONLY ONE
1:08 – INAUDIBLE.