Former Rabbi (1983-1998) - Temple Sinai, Newport News, MA
Even though he was no longer licensed, Rabbi Golub was allowed to provide "spiritual" counseling (since he is an ordained rabbi) According to both the Reform and Conservative movement you can not "defrock" a rabbi, since ordination is considered the same as degree one receives in college.
There are several individuals with the name Mark Golub. The individual discussed on this page was born in 1938.
- Rabbi Mark A. Golub
- Leading Canadian Rabbis Say Jews Have Nothing To Fear in Quebec (06/28/1978)
- Jewish Services (01/05/1990)
- NN Rabbi To Get Degree (03/07/1990)
- Briefs (05/16/1992)
- School/Youth Notes (05/21/1992)
- Racial Equality - Under God and in 'Nam' (09/23/1994)
- Religious Briefs (12/15/1995)
- Religion Briefs (07/13/1996)
- NN Rabbi Disciplined On Sex Charge - Counseling Licensed Pulled By State Board (02/17/1998)
- Peninsula Rabbi Loses Counseling LIcense Over Sexual Charges (02/18/1998)
- Rabbi Resigns From NN Syngogue (02/18/1998)
- Lawyer: Golub To Step Down As Rabbi (02/18/1998)
- State Revokes State Counselors' License (02/18/1998)
- Rabbi Resigns from NN Synagogue (02/18/1998)
- Rabbi Leaves Synagogue After Discipline By State (02/19/1998)
- Rabbi loses license over sex charges (02/19/1998)
- Jewish Congregation Surviving Without Leader (03/281998)
- Pastor/Counselors Walk Thin Gray Line/Separating Codes of Conduct Important To Providing Care (03/01/1998)
- Spirited Celebration As Sanctuary Hits 50 (03/27/2003)
- Synagogue Sanctuary Hits 50 Wakefield Temple Plans Celebration (03/27/2003)
- Synagogue Celebrates its Golden Anniversary (03/27/2003)
- Temple Open House Scheduled (08/14/2003)
- Casting Bread On The Water Nourishes A Congregation Symolic Act Helps In Readiness For Jewish Holy Day (09/23/2003)
- Meet The New Rabbi (08/29/2004)
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- Jewish Whistleblower (01/14/2005)
- Agudas Achim-Ezrath Israel (01/14/2005)
- Important Safety Alert Rabbi Allan Lehmann, Brandeis University's Jewish Chaplains (02/11/2005)
- Rabbi of ill repute recruits for unsanctioned text study (02/15/2005)
- A Rash Of Feminist Hate Speech (05/05/2005)
- The Case for CHA Education (07/01/2005)
- Joins Board of Directors of Bread of Life
Leading Canadian Rabbis Say Jews Have Nothing To Fear in Quebec
New York Times - June 28, 1978
Although some Jews have left Quebec Province, the president of the Canadian Jewish Congress cautioned his colleagues in the United States today against seeing anti-Semitic motives in the French nationalist movement in the province.
The official, Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut, praised the "freedom and democracy' of the movement and described the Quebecois as "he Zionists of Canada." He said that Jews should understand the French Canadians' desire for a home base, and he predicted that most Jews in Montreal, estimated at 120,000, would remain there and adjust to new language laws in their schools, businesses and social life.
Rabbi Plaut's remarks came in a forum during the annual meeting of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, an association of over 1,000 Reform rabbis, at the Harbour Castle Hotel at the edge o Lake Ontario.
The same hopeful view was expressed informally by several members of the Rabbinical Council of America, a group of some 1,000 Orthodox rabbis at their annual meeting in the Constellation Hotel near the airport.
"Many people in the U.S., are not aware of what is going on until you explain the realities to them', said Rabbi Sender Shizgal, national director of the Mizrachi Organization of Canada anda resident of Montreal.
"They hear that a small number of Jews are leaving." he said, "but the problem is between English and French, not between Jewish and French. The small number of Jews who are leaving are leaving for economic reasons."
Concern has been raised in recent years over the future of the Jewish community in Quebec, where perhaps 85 percent of the six million residence speak French.
Since the Parti Quebecois won the provincial election in November 1976, some 55,000 people are believed to have left the province. Estimates of the number of Jews who have left range from 3,000 to 15,000. Most Jews in Quebec have been identified with the English community since they arrived as immigrants, but as many as 15,000 of Montreal's 120,000 Jews are Sephardic Jews from North Africa who speak French and have no problem with the "francization" of Montreal.
If some Jews in the United States have assumed that the exodus of some Jews from Quebec was because of anti-Semitic expressions, rabbis at both the Reform and Orthodox conventions insisted it was not the case.
Orthodox Community 'Well-Rooted'
Rabbi Mark A. Golub, who leads Temple Beth Shalom in a Montreal suburb, appeared in one French-language news paper, but he added that the Parti Quebecois had "consistently separated itself" from the articles..
Rabbi Michael Kramer of the Orthodox congregation Adath Israel in Outremont said: "We have a well-rooted Orthodox community with day schools and mikvahs. You have to go back to the 1930's for anti-Semitic feelings."
The Reform group, which is the smallest of the three Jewish branches in Canada, felt the issue of Quebec's views was important enough to include it on the agenda here.
Rabbi Plaut, the principal speaker, who lives in Toronto visits Montreal several times a month, said he saw no danger signs for Jews. He said it was understandable that Jews would be uncomfortable about certain forms of nationalism such as had emerged in Germany in the 1930's. But he called Quebec nationalism "Salvational."
"Followers of Rene Levesque," he said, referring to the Premier of Quebec, "draw upon a deep-rooted passion for French culture and traditions, and for them separation and independence have messianic or salvational dimension. Therefore the Quebecois are not subject to rational economic arguments, any more than the Jewish of 1947 could be dissuaded from establishing their own state on the grounds it might be economically unfeasible for difficult to defend."
Perhaps the biggest concern is the impact upon the Jewish day schools of Quebec form the Official Language Act, which stipulates that schools must increase the amount of instruction in French. Private day schools are subsidized by the government as much as 80 percent, and the loss of the income could hurt them.
Manuel Lazar, president of the Association of Jewish Day Schools, recently said: "Any increase in the time allotted to general studies that would interfere with the study of Jewish languages literature and religion would be unacceptable."
However, most rabbis from Quebec here predicted that Jews and even day school personnel would be better prepared to shift to French than most "anglos" in Quebec because Jews have been adjusting to new conditions for nearly 2,000 years.
"Because of our history, our level of anxiety is more quickly raised," said Rabbi Plaut, "but subliminally we are better prepared for it. This is nothing novel to us."
From Daily Press reports
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - May 21, 1992
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - March 7, 1992
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - September 23, 1994
- He, ``by his own admission, ... engaged in sexual relations'' with Client A, and called her at her home ``to discuss personal issues of his own, and talked to her in a provocative manner.''
- He made comments about the ``physical attractiveness'' of all three clients.
- He gave an undisclosed amount of money to Client A and Client B, and offered a job to Client B at his synagogue doing administrative work.
- He ``failed to maintain client confidentiality'' with Client B by discussing her mental health status with her former husband without her permission.
- He met Client C at a public library, ``where they discussed his offering a job to her.''
By Dave Schleck
Daily Press (Newport News, VA) - February 18, 1998
The Associated Press
Synagogue Sanctuary Hits 50 Wakefield Temple Plans Celebration
Boston Globe - March 27, 2003
Synagogue Celebrates its Golden Anniversary
By Kathy McCabe
Boston Globe - March 27, 2003
Tempel Open House Scheduled
Boston Globe - August 14, 2003
Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield will hold an open house and registration for religious school on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon at the temple, 120 Chestnut St. Attendees may tour the temple, observe religious school classes in session, and meet with Rabbi Mark A. Golub and other temple members who will be on hand. For information, contact Beth Aaronson at 781-334-4333.
Meet The New Rabbi
By Kathy McCabe
Boston Globe - August 29, 2004
Congregation Agudas Achim-Ezrath Israel today will welcome Rabbi Mark A. Golub as its new spiritual leader. An open house will run from 10 a.m. to noon at the synagogue, located at 245 Bryant St. People can meet Golub to talk about the High Holy Days, which start Sept. 15, and activities for the year ahead. A native of Newton, Golub graduated from Tufts University and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He has served congregations in Canada, New York, Ohio, and Florida.