Rabbinical Council of Victoria letter:
Thursday, 17 March 2016
7 Adar II 5776
We trust this letter finds you and your family well.
Thank you for your understanding regarding the timing of our response to you.
Thank you for meeting with us at the end of last year. We felt the meeting was constructive, positive and open. It was great to be able to resolve to work together in the future and to commit to having dialogue between the RCV and yourself for any future issues that may arise.
One of the matters you raised at the meeting was your disappointment with the RCV for having called for your resignation as CEO of Tzedek. You explained that the RCV had not previously called for any other resignations and you therefore felt it was a personal attack on you.
Upon reflection, the RCV regrets and apologise for calling for your resignation publicly without first discussing the matter with you directly and giving you the opportunity to present your perspective.
We hope to work together with you in the future and that we give each other the opportunity to first discuss matters between us before taking further action.
Once again we express our support and commitment in standing together with victims of child sexual abuse and reiterate that reporting child sexual abuse to the authorities is not only permitted in Jewish law but mandatory.
Rabbinical Council Victoria