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Sex Crime from the Rubaskin Family…The family that brought you your kosher meat
December 17, 2008, 7:10 pm
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October 1 2008

Rubashkin Son-In-Law Arrested For Child Sexual Molestation – Chabad Rabbi Allegedly Molested Boy At School, JCC

Rabbi Yaakov Weiss, 28, is rabbi of Chabad of Colonie near Albany, New York. His wife is…

…Rosa Rubashkin, Sholom M. Rubashkin’s daughter.

Rabbi Yaaakov Weiss Large

Weiss moved from Postville to the Albany area in 2004:

Loudonville rabbi accused of sex abuse
Man charged in alleged incidents involving 13-year-old boy
By BRENDAN LYONS, Senior writer

ALBANY — An Albany area rabbi has been arrested on sex abuse charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a 13-year-old boy.

Albany police detectives arrested Yaakov Weiss, 28, of Loudonville Monday and charged him with two counts of third-degree sex abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors.

Details pertaining to the case were not immediately available, but Albany police spokesman Det. James Miller said the charges have to do with Weiss’ alleged involvement with the boy on at least two occasions — one in November 2007 and the other earlier this year.

The arrest was part of an ongoing investigation that’s continuing and comes on the first day of the Jewish High Holy Days on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Weiss was arraigned in Albany City Court and released but it was unclear if bail was set.

His attorney Arnold Proskin was not immediately available for comment.

Weiss, who adheres to a missionary branch of Judaism know as Chabad-Lubavitch, moved to Colonie from Iowa in 2004 with his wife Rosa and an infant daughter. Soon after arriving in the Capital Region, Weiss founded the Chabad of Colonie and the Chabad Hebrew School. He has been outspoken on the issue of public religious expression.

In 2005, he requested a Hanukkah display at Colonie Center Mall but was denied. The mall displayed a 6-foot menorah the following year after Weiss and his supporters lobbied the mall for representation of the Jewish holiday.

Last year, Weiss was part of a movement to have the state Legislature pass a bill mandating a moment of silence each day at school for students to reflect in their own way on the importance of the spiritual in their lives.

Here is a birth announcement for Weiss’ daughter, published on Shmais, a Chabad website, in 2004. Note his wife is identified as Rosa Rubashkin:


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