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Rabbi Accused of Videotaping Women Resigns from University

WASHINGTON — An Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to videotaping nude women in a ritual bath in Washington has resigned from his post at Towson University in Maryland. 91 more words


Disgraced Rabbi To Resign From Post At Towson University

TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Disgraced rabbi Barry Freundel is stepping down from his post at Towson University.

A university spokesperson confirms the rabbi turned in his resignation letter on Thursday, Feb. 57 more words


Patience and Guts

As you know, in anticipation of my “bar mitzvah” year at Ramat Shalom, I have been reflecting on the many people and moments that have defined the past 13 years. 890 more words

Rabbi Andrew Jacobs

Retired rabbi arrested for indecent liberties in Norfolk

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A retired rabbi from Connecticut will soon be extradited to Norfolk to face charges from four decades ago.

Officers in Cheshire, Connecticut arrested 72-year-old Eric Silver. 70 more words

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To those who snicker

My synagogue recently went  through a Rabbinical search.  I am very happy to say that the shul asked each Rabbi a public question which was meant to indicate how they would treat LGBT members or family members of congregants.   438 more words


Former Cheshire rabbi arrested on Virginia 'indecent liberties' charges

CHESHIRE, Conn. (WTNH/AP) — Beth David Temple President Donald Altschuler stood next to current Rabbi Josh Whinston Thursday to speak about serious allegations that have surfaced regarding the former spiritual leader of their religious community. 303 more words


Letter to Congregation - Congregational Meeting to Approve Rabbi

Dear Vassar Temple Congregants,

I have historic, joyous, and exciting news for you!!

On February 18, 2015 a special congregational meeting was held in order to vote on the selection of the next rabbi of Vassar Temple, The Congregation Brethren of Israel, upon the retirement of Rabbi Golomb. 679 more words