Thursday, October 18, 2007

Case of Rabbi David Alan Stein - American Hebrew Academy'

From The Awareness Center's Daily Newsletter

School rabbi charged with sexual acts with student
By Jennifer Fernandez
News Record (NC)
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 3:00 am

GREENSBORO — The American Hebrew Academy's former director of campus life is facing charges that he had sex with a student, police said.

Rabbi David Alan Stein, 35, is expected to turn himself in today, Greensboro police Sgt. A.T. McHenry said.

Stein left the school in the spring, shortly after police began their investigation, police Capt. Gary Hastings said.

Since then, Stein has been in San Clemente, Calif., living with his parents and working at an insurance company, McHenry said.

Stein is charged with eight counts of having sex with a student, McHenry said.

Police spent months investigating the complaint, seizing school computers to examine them for evidence, Hastings said. The order for Stein's arrest was issued last week, he said.

The incidents took place sometime during the 2006-07 school year on campus, Hastings said.

The student involved is a 16-year-old male, Hastings said. He did not know if the student was still enrolled at the school.

School officials alerted police after a student came forward with a complaint, Glenn Drew, executive director of the American Hebrew Academy, said Tuesday afternoon in a prepared statement. He said Stein was fired.

It was unclear Tuesday how long Stein had been working at the school.

"This has been a painful incident for the Academy community," Drew said, "but we remain committed to protecting our students and serving justice."

The co-ed boarding school serves 135 high school students and employs 80, school officials said.
Students come from all over the world to attend the Academy, which combines college preparatory and Jewish studies.

The school sits on a 100-acre wooded campus off Hobbs Road in northwest Guilford County.
McHenry would not comment on whether more students were involved or if further charges are pending. Hastings said the investigation is continuing.

"Of course," McHenry said about the student's family, "they want justice done."

Contact Jennifer Fernandez at 373-7064 or


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stein is also affiliated with:

804 Winview Drive
Greensboro, North Carolina 27410
(336) 294-0007
(Conservative) Rabbi Eliezer Havivi

October 17, 2007 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the same David Stein that coordinates on the High Holy Days for the Taos Jewish Center in New Mexico?

Rabbi David Stein is leading or coordinating all services. If you would like to participate, e-mail Rabbi Stein at

Taos Jewish Center
1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite R
Taos, NM 87571

phone: 505-758-8615

October 17, 2007 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, the Rabbi David Stein in New Mexico is NOT connected to the Rabbi David Stein in the article.

David Stein is a common name and there is more than one rabbi with this name.

October 17, 2007 1:05 PM  
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October 17, 2007 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was in court today...does anyone know how to find out how he pled?

November 30, 2007 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Gradn Jury handed down multiple indictments the other day

January 12, 2008 9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Various blogs have lit up today covering this story...did something happen that I missed, or are they just finding out about it today?

March 22, 2008 10:28 PM  

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