Hatzalah CEO Resigns Amid Questions About Role In Met Council Scandal

Rabbi David Cohen, a former consultant at Met Council, under investigation in poverty group scheme.
10/01/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Rabbi David Cohen, who has a long history with the scandal-plagued Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, has resigned from his current job as CEO of Chevra Hatzalah. The resignation follows reports that investigators are probing whether he was involved in a kickback scheme at Met Council.

Rabbi David Cohen, center, with former Met Council head William Rapfogel and State Sen. Malcolm Smith

One Bit Of Good News From This Summer Of Scandals

08/26/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

I keep hearing my grandfather’s voice in my head: “Oy. This is bad for the Yidden” — this is bad for the Jews. This has been the summer of Jewish communal folly. The heads of two very significant communal institutions — Sol Adler at the 92nd Street Y and Willie Rapfogel at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty — were fired in the last few week because of serious scandals. Add that to the Claims Conference scandal and what you get makes this Spitzer/Weiner New York hot and blustery summer a terrible one for the Jews. It’s been a man bites dog summer.

Misha Galperin

Help For The Poor Unaffected, Officials Say

08/13/2013 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Less than two weeks before the start of the High Holy Days season, when large Yom Tov meals hosted in most Jewish homes increase the work of Jewish anti-poverty organizations who distribute food to the needy, some of the shelves of the food pantry at the Queens Jewish Community Council in Forest Hills are nearly empty.

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