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Camp Ramah director on leave amid allegations he mishandled sexual assault complaint

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JTA — Rabbi Ethan Linden, director of Camp Ramah in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, is taking a leave of absence while his handling of a 2018 sexual assault allegation involving two campers is investigated, the camp announced Friday.

The announcement came one week after a lawsuit by the victim alleged a serious mishandling of the allegations at the time. Previously, the Ramah camp network had said it supports victims but stood by Linden’s handling of the incident.

In an email to the Ramah Berkshires community, board president Richie Friedman wrote that the board is placing Linden on administrative leave while it embarks on a “thorough review” of the case.

“Reading the allegations that our leadership did not respond quickly and appropriately to the victim’s report was deeply troubling. We are sorry for the pain this has caused to all parties involved and to our beloved community,” the statement said.

“We understand that parents must have the trust and confidence that Camp and its leadership can and will ensure........

© The Times of Israel

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