Email from JTA - Weinreb to stay at O.U.
I wonder if rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is staying on at the OU has anything to do with the number of cases of sexual abuse breaking in Baltimore. Wienreb is from Baltimore. I'm told he still has a home there. Wasn't Rabbi Wienreb a part of the problem?
Weinreb to stay at O.U.
April 26, 2007
The Orthodox Union reversed course and extended the contract of Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, its executive vice president, for two more years. Weinreb’s contract was to expire this summer and a search committee had been established to find a replacement. The committee has since disbanded.
O.U. President Stephen Savitsky told JTA that the change was prompted solely by the need to undertake a strategic planning effort before hiring new leadership. But sources at the group said a groundswell of support for Weinreb, which began after it became clear that his departure wasn’t entirely voluntary, led to the extension until summer 2009.
Weinreb was brought on in 2002 to help the Orthodox Union, the largest Orthodox umbrella group in the United States, recover from allegations of sexual misconduct by a youth group leader. Weinreb, a rabbi and psychotherapist, is widely admired within the organization, but some feel he lacks the business acumen to lead the Orthodox Union, which runs the largest kosher certification business in the world.
Opposition to Weinreb’s departure is said to have formed after a January article in the Forward revealed that he did not want to step down. His contract extension was announced earlier this month.