TOV Research Bulletin
Targeting Seniors for Exploitation.
Under the guise of a non-profit religious organization dedicated to assisting seniors, The Jewish Association for Services to the Aged, "JASA" is exploiting seniors and the disabled. JASA's sinister behavior is masked with an appealing WEB site and mission statement. JASA's publicly proclaimed mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aged in the New York metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy. Nothing could be further then the truth.
JASA employees scout out assets for conversion and size up potential targets. The criteria; elderly and alone with no family to act as guardian, leaving the door open for JASA to be appointed the legal guardian. Assistance from City officials guides the court in the selection of JASA as the court appointed trustee. Once appointed guardian JASA has control of all assets of an individual.
What could make the process most secure? Assistance from employees of the NYS Unified Court System. In a nut shell assets can be criminally converted in sham guardianship proceedings with little or no opposition.
Cecille Herskovitz, JASA's Director of the Community Guardian Program has been implicated in a series of patient abuses in an attempt to acquire title to a six-family walk-up apartment building in Queens, NY. A man has been slandered, assaulted by her subordinates, harassed and stalked. Hershkovitz's E-mails were posted on the internet and recorded telephone messages where Hershkovitz and her staff torment a senior offering to turn over his SSI check to him if he would meet with them first uptown, then downtown and yes JASA ran the man all around the town. The check was never delivered. Has Hershkovitz and JASA protected this man's dignity and autonomy?
The players at JASA are Cecille Hershkovitz, Director of the Community Guardian Program, Sandra Allen-Simms Social Worker Supervisor, Lisa Bednarz Social Worker and Renee Chaim-Alfassy.