Rabbis Expelled or Suspended from the Rabbinical Assembly

Posted on: Tuesday October 19, 2021

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 Ethical Violations of the Code of Conduct

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. 

Lowell Aplebaum was expelled under Section V (2A) Boundary Violations and Sexual Misconduct. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. June 13, 2007.

Tobias Gabriel was expelled under Section V (2A) Boundary Violations and Sexual Misconduct. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. November, 2007.

Nisim Dov Haiyun was expelled under Section V (3a) Financial and Commercial Matters. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly.  May 26, 2021.

Henri Noach was expelled under Section IV (2) Relationship between rabbis in the community and Section V (2A) Boundary Violations and Sexual Misconduct. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. May 27, 2010.

Charles Shalman was expelled under Section V (2A) Boundary Violations and Sexual Misconduct. He is no longer a member of the Rabbinical Assembly. June 5, 2008.

 

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.

 

Rabbis under Suspension from the RA for Ethical Violations of the Code of Conduct

Listed below are those rabbis who have been suspended from membership in the RA and are subject to the provisions of their suspension until determined otherwise by the Va’ad HaKavod. Suspended members are engaged in the serious work of teshuva and are eligible to be restored to full membership status upon successful completion of the requirements as determined by the Va’ad HaKavod.

Jeremy Gerber has been suspended under Section V (2A1) Verbal Sexual Misconduct and is currently ineligible for placement, unable to serve in RA leadership positions or participate in conventions or conferences. June 4, 2020 (eligible for restored full membership pending fulfillment of requirements of suspension June, 2022).