Rabbis Expelled or Suspended from the Rabbinical Assembly for Violations of Code of Conduct Membership Responsibilities

Posted on: Monday February 28, 2022

Please note the RA began posting this information in 2021 and this list does not reflect decisions prior to 2004.

Rabbis Expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly for Code of Conduct Violations of Membership Responsibilities

The Code of Conduct requires Rabbinical Assembly members to fulfill the administrative policies and the halakhic (Jewish law) standards established by the Assembly. Administrative policies include following the required procedures of placement. The halakhic Standards of Religious Practice, enacted by our member Rabbis, obligate an RA member to follow halakhic practices regarding conversion to Judaism; requiring a get (Jewish divorce) in order to officiate at the wedding of someone previously married; and prohibiting officiating at a wedding between a Jew and a non-Jew.

Listed below are those individuals who have been expelled from membership in the RA and no longer are permitted to hold themselves as members of the RA. 

Leonid Feldman was expelled under Section III (3) Violation of Joint Placement Commission Policies. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. June 9, 2004.

Seymour Rosenbloom was expelled under Section III (c) Standards of Religious Practice. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. November 17, 2016.

Joseph Wolf was expelled under Section III (c) Standards of Religious Practice. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. August 17, 2015.

 

*Jonathan Ginsburg resigned from the Rabbinical Assembly in August of 2013 and is not eligible for reinstatement.