Jewish teacher sues catholic school in NJ over alleged antisemitic behavior
Montvale, NJ – A Jewish math teacher is suing a Catholic school in New Jersey.
Jacob Rabinowitz claims officials at Joseph Regional High School in Montvale tolerated antisemitic behavior and graffiti directed at him, and then fired him when complained about it.
The graffiti allegedly included a swastika carved into a chalkboard.
The lawsuit claims the desks in his classroom were also vandalized and the chalkboard swastika was not repaired throughout Rabinowitz’s time teaching at the school.
A spokesman for the Archdiocese of Newark tells The Record, “The issues in this case involve a first-year teacher who did not raise any complaints about anything until after he received a less-than-satisfactory evaluation.”