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Latino Rabbi Claims Discrimination at Yonkers Synagogue

A Yonkers rabbi who encouraged Blacks and Latinos to join his synagogue was allegedly scorned by White by board members

Rabbi Rigoberto Emmanuel Viñas is a Sephardic Jew who is Cuban. He is  an Orthodox rabbi He claims that the board at Lincoln Park Jewish Center in Yonkers has a “long history” of discriminatory practices against “non-Whites.”  Vinas says that some members allegedly complained about the “darkies” taking over the community.

Read more: https://forward.com/news/387425/will-rabbi-who-welcomed-non-white-jews-be-booted-from-synagogue-and-home/

He filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after he felt that he was a target of discriminatory actions by the synagogue.  As a result, his contract was not renewed after a tenure of fifteen years. The synagogue has also sought to evict him from the housing that was provided with the job.

He will be a guest on Westcheser Eye on the Radio on Monday, March 5th, 2018. Tune in to listen at 1460AM or check it out online at wvox.com.  The show will broadcast live from 3-4pm. Call in to comment 914-636-0110. 

 

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