“Rabbis Gottschalk and Zimmerman are among six prominent former male employees of seminary to be named in report”

6 men and a ‘good old boys’ culture harmed students at Reform movement’s rabbinical school, report concludes
by Philissa Cramer and Asaf Shalev
November 9, 2021

Sexual harassers led the Reform movement’s rabbinical school for more than three decades, according to an explosive new report commissioned by the school. Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk, the president and then chancellor of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion from 1971 to 1996, and his successor, Rabbi Sheldon Zimmerman, who served until 2000, both harassed and assaulted women at the seminary, according to the report. While the allegations that led to Zimmerman’s suspension in 2000 had broken into public view earlier this year, Gottschalk had never before been named in public allegations. READ MORE

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