On this very day, 28th June, seven years ago, in 2012, Dror Center was declared suppressive and expelled from the Church of Scientology, CoS. This was the first time in Scientology history that a whole mission left the CoS to continue practicing Scientology independently.
Twenty years earlier, in 1992, Dror was founded by Tami and Dani Lemberger as the Scientology Mission of Haifa, Israel.
On 28th June, 2012, Tami and Dani Lemberger, Dror Center’s Senior C/S and Managing Partner, landed at Tampa Airport after spending a week with Marty Rathbun at his home in Texas. Marty was then the greatest enemy of David Miscavige, boss of the CoS, and his house was under constant surveillance by Miscavige’s private investigators. Tami and Dani were spotted with Marty and their SP Declare was promptly issued on 23 June 2012.
When they landed at Tampa Airport on 28 June at 6 pm, they were approached by an RTC inspector who gave them a letter stating they were declared on 23 June; the SP Declare itself was never given to them.
When Tami and Dani arrived an hour later at the home of their close friends, Vered and Elan Barram, the Barram’s told them that OSA Flag showed them just an hour earlier their SP Declare. The phone at the Barram home kept ringing with OSA on the line, demanding that the Barram’s kick Tami and Dani out. Late at night, the Lemberger’s checked into a Clearwater hotel. Dani talks about the Barram family and Elan’s parents in a recent post.
While they were still in Clearwater, OSA in Israel swooped on the staff and public of Dror, in an attempt to get them all to leave Dror, desert the ‘squirrelly’ Lemberger’s and stick to the Church. Of about 50 staff and public at the time, 40 stayed in Dror, while about 10 left Dror and remained with the Church.
Upon their return to Israel, on 4th July 2012, Dani published a letter to all Scientologists and a Treason Condition Assignment on David Miscavige for destroying Scientology. This was posted on 11th July, 2012.
Immediately, the CoS began harassing and attacking Dror, hoping to crush it and force it to shut down and cease its activity. Luckily for all who care about Scientology and are loyal to Ron Hubbard, this campaign failed miserably.
The Lemberger’s filed a lawsuit against the CoS at the Tel Aviv District Court on 2 November 2014, detailing the illegal activities of the CoS. A major complaint was libel, since the CoS spread the SP Declare, full of false accusations and shocking lies, but never gave the Lemberger’s a copy! This, in violation of LRH policy and the law.
The lawsuit was settled by compromise in March 2017. A major achievement was forcing the CoS to submit to the court the SP Declare issued on 23 June 2012. Finally, the Lembeger’s knew what they were accused of. The SP Declare became a public document and was published on 20 September 2016, exposing the ridiculous falsehoods it contained.
The above links make for a lot of reading, yet we think it is a fascinating documentation of the conduct of the CoS and its boss. It also proves that evil and insanity can be shattered by confronting it. Dror Center is now thriving, prosperous and steadily expanding. Dror now delivers the full Bridge including all OT Levels and the fantastic L Rundowns while its Academy trains many auditors.
Ron says that in the face of Suppression one should, “Flourish and Prosper”. Dror is a proof that this can be done, witness the booming LifePower project and over 100 public on lines, many arriving from around the world.
We thank our friends and public for their support and friendship over many years, especially the last exciting seven years!