web analytics
March 2, 2015 / 11 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Director: Some Modi’in Parents Let Kids Use Culture Hall as Bathroom

"We were shocked by the incident, but apparently it was just the beginning."
Modi'in Culture Hall Director Dina Peled.

Modi'in Culture Hall Director Dina Peled.

It could be a comment on the performance onstage, but the operators of the municipal Cultural Hall are livid over a few recent cases in which small children relieved themselves in the public arena, not in the bathroom – with the knowledge of their parents.

Hall Director Dina Peled, who related that “one time the mother of a small child took him to pee in a trash can in the Hall. We were shocked by the incident, but apparently it was just the beginning. Another mother took the child to defecate over a garbage can. We hadn’t recovered from those two events, when, last Saturday, we got another case: a mother left her child’s soiled underwear in the hall, near everyone, and left.”

“If a child has an ‘accident,’ it is perfectly acceptable to take the soiled undies and leave it in the bathroom garbage can,” Peled said. “These things happen, it’s happened to all of us, as parents and as children. But to leave it in on the parquet floor in the auditorium, in front of everyone? Can anyone understand such a thing?”

The Modi’in Maccabim Reut Culture Hall was inaugurated 5 years ago, and Peled has been the director from the start. She told The Jewish Press that she’s been in the field of establishing and running cultural facilities for 25 years, and this is the very first time that she’s encountered such a phenomenon.

Peled emphasized that in each case, the Culture Hall’s security cameras documented the parents in action. “We don’t want to shame them by starting to search for them publicly, but they did things that should not be done. The bathrooms are a short walk away from the spot where they were – and it wasn’t an accident, or something beyond their control, they simply didn’t care. Letting their child relieve himself over a trash can when the bathrooms are six feet away is just unbelievable. There are available bathrooms near the hall entrance. These parents’ behavior simply hurts all of us.”

Peled told The Jewish Press that, having watched all four tapes, she found no common denominator to the offending parents, in this community which is comprised equally of religious and secular Jews.

It is interesting to note that while showing a film about parents who encourage their children to do their business in public is most likely against the law in Israel, the actual act is not. Peled told The Jewish Press she did not think these were violations of the law, but she insisted they certainly violated any sense of public decency and ethics.

The Culture Hall team calls on all their guests to complain if they see similar inappropriate behavior: “If we get there, we can take care of this offense immediately. It doesn’t make sense that our customers will have to suffer the consequences of these behaviors,” said Peled.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Director: Some Modi’in Parents Let Kids Use Culture Hall as Bathroom”

  1. Mario S Nusbaum says:

    “We don’t want to shame them by starting to search for them publicly, ".
    Why not? That's why they will do it again and again.

  2. Rachel Lubitsky Golan says:

    Gross so gross…did I mention how gross that is? I guess common sense isn't as common as it uses to be…oh and GROSS

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Netanyahu speaks with AIPAC leaders. Jan.14, 2015.
Netanyahu at AIPAC: ‘US-Israel Alliance is Sound’
Latest News Stories
Netanyahu speaks with AIPAC leaders. Jan.14, 2015.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a packed room at AIPAC on Monday the US-Israel alliance is “sound.” But on Iran: “No one makes alliances with the weak,” he warned.

Efrat IDF Training Drill

IDF soldiers, reservists and local security units participated in a massive training drill in the town of Efrat, Gush Etzion, reenacting an infiltration of terrorists into the settlement, on March 02, 2015. The IDF’s central command called a surprise training exercise in the West Bank to test reservists’ alertness and to prepare for the possibility […]

John Kerry says ISIS will be defeated but has no idea when.

I’m not going to get into timetables. It will happen.

American like Netanyahu by a 2-1 margin, with Obama probably in the minority.

Girls, ages 10-13, from Efrat in Gush Etzion will square off against girls from the Galilee Arab village Sakhnin tonight in a playoff game that will determine which group will advance to the semi-finals in the girls’ league. “We are involved with soccer and not politics,” one of the Efrat girls said. “We really want […]

Jew Wars: Episode 7 – Revenge of the White House

The suspect denied he knew he was sending Hamas material that could be used to kill him and his neighbors.

The PA plans to destroy Israeli products found in Arab-owned stores, but the Arab population will probably just buy them from Rami Levy instead.

He told CNN ‘God gave the US military power” that should be used to stop genocide.

Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived Sunday in Washington DC ahead of appearances at the AIPAC conference and before the US Congress, to discuss the Iran nuclear threat.

Israel’s military Central Command decides to spring a surprise 2-day “readiness” drill in Judea and Samaria.

Some 1,500 Jewish teens heard UN Secy-Gen. Ban Ki-moon urge them to “make a difference” as they gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at the Chabad CTeen Convention.

An Egyptian court has formally ruled that Gaza’s ruling Hamas faction is a banned terrorist organization.

Goldberg might as well have been quoting from Netanyahu’s talking points sheet.

The ads use of quotes from a 2001 Netanyahu speech, in which he supposedly described the U.S. as “a thing you can move very easily.” Watch the tape here.

More Articles from Yori Yanover
rain ATM

A Jerusalem woman is trying to hold on to her umbrella while withdrawing some cash at a Meah Shearim ATM, Sunday, March 9, 2014. The rain appeared out of the blue (which is how rain should), after a warm week that started to feel like summer. Well, it don’t feel like summer no more. Last […]

Rabbi Meir Mazuz (seen visiting a synagogue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn) declared in a public Internet psak that it is legal for a Jew to go up to temple Mount.

Needless to say, Shas, the Haredi Sefardi party, is not happy.

“The only difference between this world and the time of Meshiach is our bondage to the gentile kingdoms.”

Here’s the Israeli Navy boat INS Hanit arriving in Eilat on Saturday, March 8, 2014, after capturing the Klos C, which was carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied weapons made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the Gaza Strip. Here’s Israeli Navy Commander Vice Admiral Ram Rotberg speaking with the INS Hanit soldiers in […]

Pat Condell has a new video out, so, sit back, have fun. By the way, Message to Offended Muslims should not be confused with Message to Off Handed Muslims. Also, I’d love to hear what he has to say about Haredim.

The description that came with this picture says: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks with American actor Bette Midler during an event at the house of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan in Hollywood on March 6, 2014. But Bette Midler is not really an actor, she’s a singer who made movies for the LGBT community and […]

We will shut them up in the campuses, we will shut them up in the high schools, we will shut them up at the 92nd St. Y.

An Israeli female soldier (because they’re better at removing babies from their homes) evacuates a baby from a settlement in Judea and Samaria some time in the recent past. I’m thinking, if the baby was angry enough, couldn’t he evacuate in return, right there in her arms? Imagine the same picture, except with a settler […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/director-some-modiin-parents-let-kids-use-culture-hall-as-bathroom/2013/02/07/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: