It was alleged by two men in 2012 that the late Rabbi Emeritus Ronald Lubofsky AM of St Kilda Synagogue masturbated in front of them during their bar mitzvah lessons in the 1970s and 1980s. These men would have been 12 or 13 years old boys at the time. So far neither of these men have gone public with the details of this sexual abuse.
Members of the then board of St Kilda Synagogue were made aware of these allegations at the time they arose.
If you were also a victim of this child sexual abuser, please contact Victoria Police.