Vic abuse survivor calls for resignations

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Vic abuse survivor calls for resignations

A survivor of child sexual abuse at a Jewish school has called on the school's board to resign.

A survivor of child sexual abuse at a Melbourne Jewish school has called on the board and others in senior positions at the Yeshivah Centre to resign.

Manny Waks made the call in an open letter posted on his blog on Wednesday.

The letter is co-signed - though with pseudonyms only - by 10 other survivors who, like Mr Waks, appeared before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

"It has now been almost four weeks since the conclusion of the royal commission public hearing into the Yeshivah Centre," the letter states.

"... based on the evidence presented, and indeed the repeated public acknowledgements of significant wrongdoing by some of the Yeshivah leadership and stewardship, it would seem appropriate that swift and appropriate action would have been taken."

The letter names 20 people on the Yeshivah Centre's board of trustees and committee of management.

Those in senior roles when the abuse occurred, mostly during the 1980s and 1990s, were unfit to oversee the changes now needed at the school, it states.

A Yeshivah Centre spokesman told AAP he was aware of the letter, and the school was in the final stages of preparing its response to the royal commission.

"We will have an announcement about substantive initiatives in the coming days," the spokesman told AAP.

The commission is not expected to release its Yeshivah Centre-related findings until late this year.