The Vindication Project
Justice for Rabbi Fred Neulander
Coming in June, 2013
The 2nd Edition of Rabbi Neulander's book:
Keep Your Mouth Shut and Your Arms Open
Observations from the Rabbinic Trenches
by Rabbi Adam Plony
nom de plume of
Rabbi Fred Neulander
* Includes new comments by Rabbi Fred Neulander
The 2nd Edition, 1st Printing will be a limited edition of his book in Paperback.
Sold on this web site and available from Amazon.com & other Online book sellers.
It will also be available as a Kindle eBook.
The Vindication Project©
Our project is very simply aimed at correcting a legal injustice.
Our staff of supporters & researchers help Rabbi Fred Neulander receive
This Project is about Justice and Injustice, revolving around a high profile murder case that involved a Rabbi that lost his wife, lost his reputation, lost his pulpit and Temple, lost all privacy and eventually lost his freedom. Rabbi Neulander has lost everything. He was once a very well respected and extremely popular Reform Rabbi in Southern, New Jersey, now he’s the only Rabbi to ever be (wrongfully) convicted of murder in the United States.
The Vindication Project is actively seeking private lawyers to represent Rabbi Neulander in the final phase of his current New Jersey PCR Appeal of his murder conviction of 2003. Paralegals and Private Investigators are also encouraged to help uncover the facts that should lead to the NJ Apellate Court overturning Rabbi Neulander's wrongful conviction.
The Vindication Project is proud to announce that our Exclusive interview series with Rabbi Fred Neulander, covered by NBC-10 Investigative Reporter, Harry Hairston has won a 2012 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® for Best Crime News Series - Investigative Reporting. Our many thanks go out to my friend Harry Hairston, and Producer Ed Dress, who worked tirelessly with us for months and turned a 2 Part News Story into a comprehensive 5 Part Series that fully captured the story.
In the beginning .....
Rabbi Neulander was an instant suspect in the murder of his wife, Carol Neulander.
Just two days before Carol’s murder, Fred and his wife Carol had just argued, mentioning divorce. He had girlfriends on the ‘side’, which he denied at first, which gave him another ‘possible’ motive. The problem was that the Rabbi was at his Temple, M’Kor Shalom and had many alibi witnesses. This caused the investigation to leap to a murder for hire plot, since the Rabbi was guilty they felt, and they needed to prove that theory. For the next 5 years, they worked very hard to solve the case. They never did solve the case. Leonard Jenoff ‘solved’ the case. Lenny came to the rescue.
In April, 2000, Leonard Jenoff and Paul Daniels ‘confessed’ to killing Carol Neulander on November 1, 1994, saying that the Rabbi hired him and he subcontracted the violence out to Paul Daniels. Jenoff’s testimony convicted Rabbi Fred Neulander.
In 2009, everything changed. In the next few years, much would change, all except that the Rabbi would remain in custody, where he has to wait to win his release at his next PCR (Post-Conviction Relief) hearing.
This is the story of how Rabbi Neulander fought for his legal exoneration, now that Leonard Jenoff has exonerated him on the record.
* The Vindication Project has applied for 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Incorporation status
to provide the legal help that our organization and Rabbi Fred Neulander's needs at this time.
Donations will be tax-deductable. There are no PayPal fees to donate.
Thank You for your support !!
* The Vindication Project is NOT associated with any other innocence projects, innocence networks, or any other similar groups that also seek justice for wrongfully convicted inmates.
The New Jersey legal case of Reuben 'Hurricane' Carter is very similar to the case of Rabbi Fred Neulander. Reuben was able to obtain legal relief for his wrongful conviction of murder. Bob Dylan wrote this excellent song that outlines Reuben's case and it helped garner the public's outrage of injustice in New Jersey. Reuben went on to become legally VINDICATED and gained his release from prison. The feature film: "HURRICANE" was made to tell his entire story of how easily the false testimony of just ONE man, can imprison you for life. The injustice is even worse, when the prosecution of a murder case uses the testimony from the man who is the actual murderer to place an innocent man in prison for life.
by Bob Dylan
More information on Reuben Carter's well-known case is available via a link on this web site.
Please help us prove that Rabbi Neulander received similar injustice in New Jersey.
"Half a truth is often a great lie." ~ Benjamin Franklin