Sexual Misconduct: How Vulnerable are Synagogues

By Janet Marder

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), Winter 1994

Accompanying the shock and dismay generated by sexual scandals in the Jewish community is a genuine sense of confusion: What exactly is meant by terms such as sexual harrassment, sexual exploitation, and sexual abuse? Which behaviors are acceptable within the synagogue, and which are improper and possibly illegal? How prevalent is sexual misconduct within our religious institutions? What can be done to prevent it, and what are the consequences for offenders as well as victims?

Topic: Reform Judaism, Congregations and Synagogues, Sexual Harassment, Abuse, Crime, Clergy, Sexuality, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Reform Judaism

Page Number(s): 16-20; 81-82

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Marder, Janet. Sexual Misconduct: How Vulnerable are Synagogues. Reform Judaism. Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). Winter 1994: 16-20; 81-82.


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