Rabbi Steven Fink of Temple Oheb Shalom suspended

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By Simone Ellin

On the morning of May 3, members of Pikesville synagogue Temple Oheb Shalom were notified in an email signed by President Mina Wender, that the congregation’s spiritual leader Rabbi Steven M. Fink has been suspended with pay.

According to the letter, the suspension came after allegations “of an improper incident of a sexual nature that may have occurred a number of years ago involving Rabbi Fink and a then teenager, who was a minor at the time.”

Wender wrote that the matter was reported to the Maryland authorities as well as the CCAR as soon as the board of directors became aware of the allegations. The synagogue is cooperating fully with both organizations said Wender, who also explained that Rabbi Fink received written notice by CCAR on the evening of May 1 and was informed of his suspension from Oheb Shalom on the next morning May 2.

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