Ivanka Trump reportedly interested in DC synagogue headed by anti-Trump rabbi

The rabbi first made his criticisms known earlier this year when he attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference at the Verizon ­Center.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 18, 2016 17:17
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Ivanka Trump. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The daughter of US President-elect Donald Trump is interested in joining a Washington, DC synagogue headed by a rabbi openly critical of the new commander-in-chief, The New York Post reported Sunday.

Ivanka Trump, along with her husband Jared Kushner, have looked into possible membership at Ohev Sholom, lead by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, who once described the Trump patriarch as "wicked" and whose rhetoric emboldens bigotry.

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The synagogue would not confirm communication with any member of the Trump family, the Post reported, but congregants at Ohev Shalom said they were "open to everybody."

“We have a summer camp, excellent lunches on Shabbat, we are politically diverse, and there are plenty of nice homes in our neighborhood,” said Diana Furchtgott-Roth, a worshiper at the synagogue for 12 years.
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The rabbi first made his criticisms known earlier this year when he attended the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference at the Verizon ­Center in DC.

On March 21, Herzfeld shouted down the then Republican presidential contender during his AIPAC address, stating: “Do not listen to this man.... He is wicked."

Herzfeld added that Trump "inspires racists and bigots,” before being removed from the premises.


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