Jewish Journal

Richard Greenberg

  • How one Boston synagogue met the challenge of the cantor’s sexual abuse

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    As an attorney representing several victims of sexually predatory Catholic priests, Mark Itzkowitz has witnessed the church's pedophilia scandal from an almost too-close-for-comfort vantage point.

    "Some of the details are absolutely horrifying," said Itzkowitz, 49, who lives in the...

  • Conspiracy Theories Continue to Blame Jews and Israel Five Years After 9/11

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    As the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, approaches, the date has become synonymous with the image of wanton destruction. And in addition to the massive loss caused by the attacks, they spawned another form of unrelenting damage -- a host of anti-Semitic...
  • Tranforming the Synagogue—A Scorecard

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Synagogue transformation programs exude good intentions, but do they actually work?

    The record is mixed. They are no panacea, but they sometimes benefit participating congregations -- at least temporarily -- by attracting newcomers, energizing existing members and perhaps forcing...