“Lawsuit Alleges Child Sex Abuse at Washington Synagogue Preschool,” The Forward
April 16, 2019
A major Reform temple in Washington, D.C. and its preschool principal have been sued by eight families who allege that a preschool teacher there sexually abused their children.
The 239-page lawsuit was filed Monday against Washington Hebrew Congregation, one of the biggest synagogues in the United States. (Full disclosure: I worked at their Sunday school as a college student during the 2011-2012 school year.)
“All of these children have required mental health intervention on a very regular basis,”Michael Dolce, an attorney who represents the victims, told the Forward. The parents are seeking monetary damages to cover medical and psychological costs, among other factors.