Sex, Cantor, Toronto Synagogue, $1.3 million Lawsuit

A lurid set of accusations has emerged in Toronto following the filing of a law suit.

Rabbi, synagogue sued over seduction scandal

Rabbi Tobias Gabriel says the allegations that he pressured Richmond Hill resident Yona Nadler, 52, into a sexual relationship are “groundless.”

Woman who claims cleric pressured her into a sexual relationship wants $1.3M in compensation

Staff reporter

A woman claiming she was coerced into a sexual relationship by a rabbi is suing the rabbi and a prominent Toronto synagogue for $1.3 million.

Richmond Hill resident Yona Nadler, 52, is suing Rabbi Tobias Gabriel and the Beth Tzedec Synagogue for breach of fiduciary duty and the pain and suffering she claims the relationship caused her and her marriage. MORE...


therapydoc said...

". . .some religious institutions. . . into writing codes of conduct that govern relationships between clergy and members of their congregations."

Wait, I thought we had the Torah for that.

Anonymous said...

"... The claim also alleges the relationship progressed to sexual intercourse."

Is the rabbi an amazing hypnotist or something?

I wonder if the woman originally wanted to sue for $2.6M, but decided on $1.3M when she realized that she was partly responsible for her actions.