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Monday, September 30, 2013

Rabbi Dovid Cohen Resigns as Hatzalah CEO

The CEO of Jewish ambulance service Chevra Hatzalah resigned on September 28, days after the reported that the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty had dumped him as a consultant.

Rabbi Dovid Cohen’s ongoing consulting position with the Met Council ended on the same day the not-for-profit group fired executive director William Rapfogel, who has since been charged with defrauding the charity in a $5 million kickback scheme.

The New York Times reported September 26 that Cohen was the unnamed co-conspirator named in the criminal complaint filed against Rapfogel on September 24, citing two unnamed sources.

Chevra Hatzalah’s board accepted Cohen’s resignation on September 29, according to David W. Shipper, a board member of Hatzalah and its attorney. Shipper said that Cohen did not say why he was resigning.

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