Jonathan Rosenblatt has survived an attempt by his board to get him to resign following stories in the New York Times and the NY Jewish Week detailing his unconventional nude sauna and shower bonding with boys and young men. Now he is trying to refurbish his reputation in a congregation whose board voted 34-8 to seek his resignation.
His board has scheduled a members-only meeting tonight (Wed., 9/2/15). According to the notice:
Rabbi Rosenblatt announced his desire and intention to… serve and he provided a vision of the future of the congregation. At that time, members of the Board felt that it would be beneficial for the members to hear the Rabbi’s message directly from him…
The RJC membership is invited to a gathering with Rabbi Rosenblatt…
Submit written questions that you would like to have addressed during the gathering: 1) to a special box in the shul office; 2) by email to email@example.com or 3) on index cards… during the gathering.
Folks, here is your place to post the questions you really want answered.
Please submit the questions you really want answered by Jonathan Rosenblatt and his executive committee. They probably won’t be answered tonight but at least there will be a record of his evasions.
Fire away folks! If you are a member of RJC and plan on asking the same questions or already have, please indicate that in your comments. Feel free to use pseudonyms, but not ones that are likely already in use like common single names or “anonymous.” I just want to avoid confusion about who is making what comment.
Note- commenting rules apply. No vulgar language, please!