Letter: IDF Sergeant gets permission to leave for stuttering program, thanks to The Lakewood Scoop

By Rabbi Yanky Kaufman, Lakewood.

I am writing this letter in appreciation to The Lakewood Scoop for helping our community be informed and inspired in a Kosher way. Specifically, for posting some clips of my workshop on stuttering to the orthodox educators at the latest convention by Torah Umesorah.

Thanks to the Scoop, many more people were able to get an insight into the challenge of stuttering and a glimpse about what we do.

People from all over the world have seen and benefited from these clips. Here is just one of the many stories that illustrates this:

Sergeant Krief, a heavy stutterer from Israel was very interested in joining our program. However, it was difficult to get permission from the IDF to leave Israel. Nevertheless, after he showed them one of the clips from The Lakewood Scoop, they were so impressed about how stuttering was described and could be helped, that they felt this was a legitimate reason to allow him to fly to Lakewood for two weeks to get our help.

The results and reactions from his friends were astounding.

In his own words, Sergeant Krief said, “When I came back to Israel after two weeks, my friends asked me if I’m okay. I said, “ya, why?” “Well, you’re not stuttering anymore.” they said in amazement!”


Kaufman’s reputation is growing near and far as his success is growing exponentially. Through Kaufman’s knowledge and experience of improving the lives of hundreds of stutterers, he is constantly embellishing his techniques and program. His latest innovations include creative skills groups and a methodical follow up system to help those who stutter, speak with fluency even in the most difficult situations. Speech therapy organizations and therapists in various countries, are flying him out to help dozens of stutterers in their communities. He has already been to London, Manchester and Montreal where he has many clients who can attest to the effectiveness of his program. Rabbi Kaufman will soon be in Israel to help those in need of his services. See the information below.

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  1. This is absolutely amazing work I personally witnessed first hand what this man does and it leaves me utterly amazed and speechless!
    From a lost cause to an amazing speaker in just a matter of days !!
    Ashrecha rabbi Kaufman and keep it up !!

  2. I can be a wittiness to Rabbi Yanky Kaufman’s amazing work,
    Not only is he helping ,Kids teenagers and adults that are Struggling with Speach, he is also a mentor and a roll model of how to become a better person with a lot of self confidents,

    Thanks again Yanky for Everything you have done.

  3. Hats off to Rabbi Yanky Kaufman!!!

    I can only say great things about this program,

    Not only is Yanky helping out all day teenagers and adults with their Speach, he is also a roll-model of how to become a better person and build up your self confidence.

    I would recommend anyone that needs help with Speach to enroll in this program.

  4. I’m in awe of the work Yanki does, Hes truly a life saver and a life changer his devotion and commitment to everyone is amazing, Keep up the wonderful work and continue in making people’s life better and livable again.

  5. I learn with a chavrusa that joined Yanky’s program. He hasn’t stopped talking since! A shout out to Yanky’s student “ lumir besser lernen”!

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