Oy Vey! Gambling Rabbi Loses Pulpit

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Sep/16/2013
Oy Vey!  Gambling Rabbi Loses Pulpit

Rabbi Michael Sternfield has stepped down from his pulpit at one of Chicago's most prominent Reform synagogues following a years-long battle with gambling addiction.

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"If I've learned anything from these years of struggling, I've learned how terribly painful addictions of all kinds are and how incredibly difficult many are to get rid of," Sternfield said in a recent interview with the Tribune. "This is a chapter of my life that I regret so very deeply and which is painful for those close to me."

Temple President Michael Mannis called Sternfield's departure a big loss for Chicago Sinai but otherwise declined to discuss what he called a confidential matter.

Sternfeld served in his role for nearly two decades.  He has been a rabbi for 44 years.

Sternfeld had been arrested in an Indiana casino for identity theft and trespassing in June 2011.

- Gilbert Horowitz, Gambling911.com

 

 

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