Monday, May 15, 2006

Update: Cantor Steven Joel Levin

Cantor Steven Joel Levin`s contract with his two institutions will expire very soon. The odds are they will renew his contract.

The JCC in White Rock, BC
32-3032 King George Hwy
Surrey, B.C. Canada
Tel: 604-541-9995

The Burquest Jewish Community Association
2860 Dewdney Trunk Road
Coquitlam, B.C.604 552


From Luke Ford's web page on Cantor Steven Joel Levin

(10/21/05) Seeks To Silence Gossip About Conservative Cantor Steven Joel Levin

Steven Joel Levin, 43, Levin lost his job at Vancouver's Beth Israel synagogue due to an adulterous affair. The aftermath split the congregation and many families left the shul.

Here's a 3/6/06 letter to me from Steve Levin's attorney.

Levin, his girl and her husband (they have not yet divorced) all live in the Vancouver area.

Levin's ex-wife got complete custody of their child.

Levin is currently employed by Burquest Jewish Community and the Jewish Community Center (JCC) of White Rock, British Columbia. He is a cantor in good standing in the Cantor's Assembly of North America. They have been aware of the allegations for over a year.

The Jewish Survivors blog weighs in here and here.

Here's an excerpt of the letter that stirred the Jewish Independent into such paroxysms of righteous indignation about gossip.

The Cantor's Assembly responded to the Awareness Center.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Big deal, he had an affair with a married woman. It happens all the time. Why are you picking on him? If he was a doctor instead of a cantor would you make such a big deal?

May 15, 2006 5:38 PM  
Anonymous Victoria Kort said...

If a cleric can’t keep his zipper up, what hope is there for the rest of us. If we accept this, then religion is pure hipocrasy.

May 19, 2006 12:43 AM  

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