Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg on Youtube.com

Call To Action - Let Your Voice Be Heard:
Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg was hired back in 2004 by a Conservative Synagogue in Skokie, IL. After being let go by a synagogue in St. Paul, MN.

Please feel free to contact the board of directors of Ezra Habonim/Niles Township Jewish Congregation and the Rabbinical Assembly and let them know how you feel about Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg appearing on YouTube.com

Ezra Habonim/Niles Township Jewish Congregation
4500 W. Dempster
Skokie, IL 60076

Rabbinical Assembly
Rabbi Joel H. Meyers
Executive Vice President
(212) 280-6000
Update: Case of Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg on Youtube.com
The Awareness Center, Inc.
June 5, 2007

January, 2004 -- A former member of the Temple of Aaron accused the Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg of sexual exploitation, intentionally inflicting emotional distress, sexual battery and 12 other charges in a lawsuit. The survivor claimed Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg had inappropriate sexual contact with her for three years. The contact took place while Ginsburg was counseling her and serving as a mentor for her rabbinical studies.

The survivor stated that Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg knew that she was an emotionally vulnerable person because he learned while counseling her that she was recently divorced and had been sexually and emotionally abused in the past. According to a Pioneer Press article, Ginsburg remained at Temple of Aaron upon the recommendation of the Rabbinical Assembly of Conservative Judaism.

June 08, 2004 Rabbi Ginsburg resigned as the senior rabbi at Temple of Aaron, shortly after reaching an out-of-court settlement with a former congregation member who accused him of sexual misconduct.

On June 26, 2002, Ginsburg and Temple of Aaron leaders wrote letters to the congregation. Ginsburg apologized "for an admittedly regrettable incident." The synagogue's board of directors said the rabbi "frankly acknowledged his errors in judgment and expressed his profound and deeply felt apologies."

Just a few months after leaving the St. Paul synagogue, Rabbi Ginsburg
was hired by Ezra Habonim/Niles Township Jewish Congregation in Skokie, IL.

Now it appears Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg is telling his favorate jokes and teaching Torah on Youtube.

Over 100 - Videos from Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg
February 12, 2007
A wide variety of educational videos about Judaism

Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg, Rabbi of the Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Congregation of Skokie, is a native of Chicago. Rabbi Ginsburg received his B.A. in religion from the University of Chicago where he was the valedictory orator and received his Masters and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary where he received the Krasne Award for outstanding student. He was a National Merit scholar and 1974 National High School Debate Champion. Rabbi Ginsburg, before returning to Chicago, he was the senior Rabbi at the Temple of Aaron, a 1400-family Conservative synagogue for 17 years, and adjunct faculty of St. Catherine College and Metropolitan University. Prior to that, he served as senior Rabbi at the Kane street Synagogue in Brooklyn for 5 years. He is now President of the Niles Township Clergy Association. He is married to Gail Nord Ginsburg and they have four children
United States
Ezra-Habonim, Niles Township jewish Congregation


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what's sicker, his video on youtube or the fact that he's still a practicing rabbi and that the rabbinical assembly thinks it's ok.

June 06, 2007 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hershy Worch is another rabbi / alleged sex offender who has a video up on youtube.



June 06, 2007 11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't even know what exactly happened, there are many forms of sexual misconduct and I think that if you are a student-rabbi you're not to stupid to know what is happening. He has also apologized and shown remorse. If you don't know exactly what happened you can't immediately judge him.

October 30, 2007 12:30 PM  
Blogger Frances said...

he shoud not have the title of rabbi.he ruined many women. he is sick and lies to all his girlfriends. his conversions are meaningless.he does them for money and never meets the people. he has ruined many lives.

March 18, 2011 6:11 PM  

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