Jewish Teacher Sues Catholic School In NJ Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Behavior

December 07, 2018 - 11:34 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A Jewish math teacher is suing a Catholic school in New Jersey. 

Jacob Rabinowitz claims officials at Joseph Regional High School in Montvale tolerated anti-semitic 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."