Lillyan Shapray Memorial Education Program Preventing Bullying of Disabled Elders

Lillyan Shapray started her career as a public school elementary teacher when she was asked by the school principal to take over a class of unruly delinquents in New Jersey that every other teacher had failed to handle.

When no other school teacher could tame the class of young bullies, she tamed them with her behavioral methods of the way she treated them and expected nothing less from them because of her teaching of ethics.

Many bullies grow up not being reformed, and learn how to function in positions of authority because there are no effective procedures for educating organizations about how to prevent behavior at the executive level from damaging the organization’s goodwill.

We provide Risk Education for non-profits to lower their exposure to corporate bullies that occupy the executive level.

In the case of former Rutgers Law associate professor Arnold Hoffman, with his frequent polar explosive outbursts in public, the next moment followed by disturbed laughing – while also exhibiting facial tics; he conducted with his wife Helen a serial rampage of bullying many elders in their dual senior roles as leaders of a well known public organization that turned a blind eye to their behavior. Evidenced by his cluster of symptoms and documented reports describing his behavior by multiple public agencies, neurological disease was most likely at issue.

Lillyan Shapray’s niece Tanya Kagan Josefowitz’s moving Holocaust Diary “I Remember” being republished by Elsinor Verlag in 2019 in Germany. Tanya at 9 years old is pictured here in wartime Germany, just before she and her brother – renown designer Vladimir Kagan, whose celebrity collected work is part of the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum – were rescued by Lillyan’s mother Mary in New Jersey, pictured with her arms around Vladimir and Tanya just after she rescued them, left upper.



Arnold Hoffman exhibited severe behavioral disturbances in his rampage against vulnerable elders


Elie Wiesel once said, “The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it is indifference.”

Noted important fine artist oil painter Lillyan Shapray, was one of Hoffman’s many victims, as was Anna Bopp, the mother of distinguished social servant Fred Bopp. Tanya Josefowitz and Vladimir Kagan were part of the fine arts community struggle against the Rutgers Hoffman couple’s abuse of their aunt Lillyan Shapray.

Lillyan’s iconic oil painting of a Russian peasant woman, was presented to His Excellency Hon. Monsieur Feodor Tarasovitch Gousev, the Soviet Ambassador to Canada, on February 23, 1943, by herself and the R.C.A.F. Women’s Division Squadron Officer, during what historians have called the major turning point of The Axis being pushed back by The Allies (see Ottawa Citizen Newspaper Feb. 24, 1943),3988110,4024492


Hoffman and his enablers, including his wife Helen Hoffman, was able to cause so much social damage because the long-standing Jewish organizations with noble histories, that he and Helen led, were looking the other way as a result of many factors – as long as he and Helen played their perfunctory role for the organizations – regardless of what horrendous exposure he caused their liability insurance companies – and the public families supporting the organizations.

Lillyan Shapray started her career as a public school elementary teacher specializing in reforming delinquents in New Jersey.

Arnold Hoffman and Helen Hoffman were New Jersey residents that grew up in the era of the Holocaust.

He and his wife Helen had a very different moral reaction to the Holocaust than Oskar Schindler of Schindler’s List.

They were Temple members “for show” that clearly stated that because of the Holocaust, and blaming G-d for it’s devastation, they didn’t believe in G-d or morals that are dear and sacred to Judaism and central to Jewish organizations.

Many other Jews like Anne Frank, author of the famous childhood wartime diary, reacted to the Holocaust by saying not “where was G-d during the Holocaust?” but instead asked the question “where was man during the Holocaust?”. Lillyan’s niece Tanya Kagan Josefowitz, author of the Holocaust memoir “I Remember”, republished by Elsinor Verlag Germany in 2019 to be taught in schools, who Lillyan’s mother Mary rescued from the Holocaust, has dedicated her life’s work to educating about what inhumanity and looking the other way does to us all.

“It’s a wonder I haven’t abandoned all my ideals, they seem so absurd and impractical. Yet I cling to them because I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Anne Frank, July 15, 1944
“How wonderful is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” Anne Frank


The Rutgers Hoffmans became notorious bullies of the disabled because they rejected belief in goodness as stated by themselves many times; they voiced the anti-thesis of Jewish sacred values of Tikkun Olam which is Hebrew and means in English “Healing The World By Good Deeds”.

Lillyan Shapray and many other vulnerable disabled elder victims were cruelly abused by the Hoffmans.

The Hoffmans worked for some years in the same Rutgers Law school in New Jersey as Ruth Bader Ginsburg when she was starting out as a professor of Law before she changed the course of history in Women’s Rights with her series of cases before the Supreme Court.


Rutgers Law School Yearbook with then Professor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 Associate Professor Arnold Hoffman in the Rutgers Law School yearbooks

Student Placement Office Assistant Dean Helen Hoffman in the Rutgers Law school yearbooks


Howard Shapray’s First Hand Experience With The Ethics Of Disability

Howard Shapray, Queens Council, described by author Peter Newman in his book “Titans” as the “toughest and ablest courtroom lawyer” – because of his substantial first hand experience with traffickers of the disabled, is a key figure leading in the development of Anti-Trafficking programs protecting the disabled that are revolutionizing law school student values for the future.

Howard’s actions have taught many that the law school community is at the turning point of changing the course of civilization in the protecting of the disabled.

We owe a lot to the Rutgers Hoffman Couple for showing the world what needs attention and substantial reforms to make our religious charities whole again.

Because law schools are too often unaware of how students are applying the skills they learn from professors, the need for reform is powerfully urgent for the evolution of legal professional development.

The Hoffmans stated many times their overt jealousy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s status, and bragged about their advisement of her in the past.

Their bragging was part of the reason that the Jewish organizations looked the other way while the Hoffmans were repeatedly abusing disabled elders.

The Lillyan Shapray Memorial Educational Program Preventing Bullying of Elders is a priority in-house executive program conducted by the Shaprays and their team, in honor of the victims of the Hoffmans – in order to protect the important social organizations’ exposure to the enormous liability caused by professional people like the Hoffmans.

These types of professional bullies would cause damage to the community and families, if not for extensive and experienced comprehensive training in how to screen, detect and make important social organizations stronger – in line with their liability insurance guidelines – so that cases like the Hoffman couple do not gain an organizational foothold ever again.

Social organizations worldwide are able to begin scheduling priority in-house executive training by contacting us at [email protected]