- Three women accuse ex-Dallas rabbi of molesting them as girls (05/16/1998)
- 3 women accuse rabbi of molestation He offers apology for one 'mistake,' doesn't recall other incident (05/16/1998)
- Rabbi seeks forgiveness (05/17/1998)
- Rabbi apologizes after sexual abuse allegations (05/19/1998)A former rabbi accused by three women of improper touch (05/20/1998)
- Synagogue hires lawyer for inquiry Women say rabbi offered little help in abuse case (05/20/1998)
- Rabbi Max Zucker, former Tiferet Israel leader, dies at 74 (10/09/1998)
- Services held for Rabbi Max Zucker, formerly of Heska Amuna (10/10/1998)
- Over 200 attend services for Rabbi Max Zucker (10/10/1998)
- OBITUARIES (10/15/1998)
Dallas Daily News - May 16, 1998
Rabbi Zucker acknowledged this week that he apologized to (NAME REMOVED) for a "mistake" he made nearly three decades ago.
(NAME REMOVED) and her relatives said Rabbi Zucker did not dispute her account that he touched her genitals. Instead, she said, he responded to her specifics by saying, "That was a very dark chapter in my life, and now God is punishing me."
Rabbi Max Zucker, the longtime head of Congregation Tiferet Israel, begged for forgiveness when confronted recently by Bonnye Weinstein Garman of Denver, The Dallas Morning News reported in a copyright story for Saturday editions.
Dallas Daily News - May 20, 1998
Rabbi Zucker, 74, retired two years ago after working more than 40 years in synagogues throughout the South.
He was 74.
From 1962 to 1969, he led the congregation at Knoxville's Heska Amuna Synagogue.
While in Knoxville, he chaired the Knoxville Round Table of Christians and Jews and chaired the executive committee of the Community Action Committee.
Also, he served on the Governor's Commission on Human Rights.
In addition, congregation members remember Rabbi Zucker's love of children.
He taught religious study classes, and children took well to his teachings and loved him, several members of Heska Amuna said.
After leaving Knoxville, Rabbi Zucker headed congregations in Dallas and Waco, Texas, and in Miami.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian, and four children.
Dallas Morning News - October 10, 1998
More than 200 people gathered Friday for graveside services to honor Rabbi Max Zucker, retired head of Congregation Tiferet Israel in Dallas.
Rabbi [Howard] Wolk lauded Rabbi Zucker's work with civil rights in the 1960s and noted the growth of his Dallas congregation during 17 years of leadership at Congregation Tiferet Israel, which he led until 1986.