The Brooklyn “wizard” who was spotted tearing down posters depicting Israeli child hostages this weekend has now been suspended from his job by his Jewish father.
Noah Schaffer, 41, was filmed laughing in the face of a distraught Jewish woman who confronted him and his wife Kelly in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
The couple had torn down posters depicting Israel’s missing and murdered children after the Hamas attack on October 7.
His father Dr. Eric Schaffer sent an email to employees at Human Factors, the UX company he founded, on Sunday to inform employees that Noah was immediately placed on unpaid leave for four months.
Noah worked as an executive strategist for HFI, having previously worked as a magician on the dinner show “A Taste of Magic.”
Noah previously worked as a “magician” for A Taste of Magic, a dinner show in Manhattan. He worked at Human Factors, a UX company, but was placed on leave by his father
“As already mentioned, Noah is my son.” He is not an anti-Semite or a supporter of Hamas. I can attest that he has never behaved like this in his entire life.
“He now understands that his actions were reprehensible, he is deeply sorry and regretful,” Eric Schaffer told employees.
Noah’s father, Dr. Eric Schaffer, informed Human Factors staff that he had been placed on a four-month, unpaid suspension
The time off gave him the opportunity to “learn about his Jewish family history, think deeply about it and make amends,” he added.
It’s unclear whether Kelly, Noah’s wife, who previously worked for the city school program, will still keep her job.
The couple were named yesterday by DailyMail.com along with Upper East Side financier Marc Louvet.
He was also filmed this weekend taking photos of hostages and defended himself when confronted.
“Where are the Palestinians? What about the Palestinians?’ When asked why he removed the Israeli children’s signs, he retorted.
VanEck, the investment fund he works for, has since announced that he has been placed on leave and will likely be fired.
“We have just been made aware of a video in which a staff member was confronted who had just put up posters depicting Israeli hostages in Gaza.
“VanEck in no way endorses such actions or statements, nor do we in any way support the actions of terrorists.” Such insinuations are hurtful and harmful to the company and our business
“Israeli colleagues, family and friends.” “We are investigating the facts surrounding the incident and our legal options regarding the employee, whom we have placed on immediate leave and expect to be fired,” the company said in a statement.
Louvet did not respond to DailyMail.com’s queries.
That statement was shared with Human Factors staff on Sunday, telling them that Noah was “not an anti-Semite and not a supporter of Hamas.”
Noah’s wife, Kelly, is listed among the protesters on the Antifa Watch website after she was arrested in New Jersey at a protest outside the Bergen County Jail, where she and others demonstrated against ICE. It is unclear what the status of this case is
His now-deleted social media pages no longer contained any political posts and were mostly filled with photos of romantic beach trips with his girlfriend.
Noah previously worked for A Taste of Magic, a magic and dinner show on the Upper West Side.
A producer for the show confirmed to DailyMail.com that the video was about Noah. He added that Noah had not worked with the group for a year.
“A Taste of Magic has nothing to do with him or his recent actions, he hasn’t worked here in over a year,” the producer said, declining to comment further on his actions.
Kelly, his wife, previously worked as a social worker at Urban Dove, an urban school program in New York.
Marc Louvet, 45, is a French financier who lives on the Upper East Side. He was filmed being confronted for removing posters depicting Israeli children’s hostages
Louvuet worked for the investment management firm Van Eck. He is now on leave and the company said it expects to lay him off soon
Louvet with his girlfriend. The couple has since deleted their social media pages
She is listed among the protesters on the Antifa Watch website after she was arrested in New Jersey at a protest outside the Bergen County Jail, where she and others demonstrated against ICE.
It’s unclear what Noah does for a living now. Urban Dove, the school program where Kelly worked, did not respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries.
The couple has also deleted their social media and LinkedIn accounts.
They join a growing list of students and pro-Palestine protesters who have been filmed removing Jewish hostage posters in the city.
New York Mayor Eric Adams has steadfastly supported the Jewish community since the conflict began.
There have been a number of large pro-Palestinian protests in New York City since violence erupted in the Middle East, but none have become particularly violent or unruly.
This weekend’s demonstrations included one attended by non-binary “And Just Like That” star Sara Ramirez, who waved a transgender flag at the protest, even though Palestine and Hamas follow Sharia law banning homosexuality makes illegal.