Man Convicted Of Domestic Violence Teaching At Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad

In 2003, Jerome Gene Braunstein was convicted for domestic violence (a misdemeanor) in Malibu. (Case 2MA02148)

That same year, he was cited in Van Nuys for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. There was talk of a felony prosecution but the case was never brought.

Dr. Braunstein’s wife ran away and left the state with full custody of the kids.

Jerome Gene Braunstein now teaches math at high school Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon Chabad in Los Angeles.

Email: He was arrested twice, tried by the DA, and served 6 months time in a mandatory sentence at a mental hospital

He was hired this fall to teach math to high school boys at Yeshiva Ohr Elchonon, the Lubavitch Yeshiva in Los Angeles. Boys from Lubavitch homes around the country attend this school and board in the dormitory. he wears a full beard, kapote, etc – he has the appearance of being a Lubavitcher

From my understanding he beat his wife & endangered his child. he may do this to a bochur in the yishiva.

Case # 2ma02148
Malibu office 310-317-1343
Jerome G Braunstein
The case has been archived after 7 years but it’s in the system.
charges: pc273.5 corporal injury to spouse and battery 243E1
it’s all in the system – he has a rap sheet
da case #23670493 Van Nuys DA didn’t go to court – 818-374-2400 for assaulting peace officer and resisting arrest – this was not filed properly but the Van Nuy’s DA can shed more light if they call, perhaps.
Attacks took place in 2002.

When he resisted arrest (for breaking restraining order, trying to take baby) at the courthouse we were on lockdown for over an hour. It took 5 peace officers to subdue him. During the arrest they broke his arm. His family is very wealthy. They lawyered up w/ top criminal lawyers and I believe they threatened to sue the police/court peace officers and they were able to plea down to just the charges for his attack on me. So he was not sentenced on those crimes.

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