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Sylvania Twp. rabbi accused of rape released on bond; due in court Friday

David Kaufman was a rabbi at Temple Shomer Emunim in Sylvania Township.

TOWNSHIP OF SYLVANIA, Sylvania — A Sylvania Township rabbi accused of rape will be released from jail Friday night.

David Kaufman was arraigned in Sylvania Municipal Court Friday morning, where a judge set his bond at $250,000.

Kaufman, a rabbi at Temple Shomer Emunim, was arrested on March 11 by Sylvania Twp. police.

According to temple leadership, Kaufman was immediately fired from his position. In a prepared statement, they said they were informed by law enforcement that the alleged conduct did not happen on their premises and did not include any members of their congregation.

The temple's full statement reads:

"To Whom it May Concern,

We have been advised that Rabbi David Kaufman is the subject of a criminal investigation. Therefore, his employment at Temple Shomer Emunim has been terminated effective immediately, due to the nature of the criminal charges.

We have been advised by law enforcement that the alleged conduct did not take place on Temple grounds and did not involve any member of the congregation.

Dr. Jeanine Huttner, President

Lynn Nusbaum, Executive Director"

Kaufman is due back in court Friday, March 18.



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