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Thursday, July 4, 2013

NY - Jewish center fires Rabbi accused in fake-cop case

NY - Following “much deliberation,” the trustees of Congregation Emanu-El have decided to remove 49-year-old Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski from his post as the executive director of the Skirball Center of Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan, reports.

Rabbi Borodowski was arrested on June 19 and charged with first-degree criminal impersonation for masquerading as a police officer and making phony traffic stops while flashing a fake police badge.

“It is in the best interests of the Congregation to terminate his employment as Executive Director of the Skirball Center for Jewish Learning, a position which is so crucial to our religious mission,” said Dr. Mark W. Weisstuch, the Congregation’s administrative vice president, in a statement.

Thus far, three victims who were falsely pulled over by the rabbi have reported their experiences to law enforcement.

Borodowski is still employed as the rabbi of Congregation Sulam Yaakov in Larchmont, which has not yet commented on the charges.

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