NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Jewish boarding school’s licensing is under scrutiny by Connecticut officials after the school was ordered to pay $20 million in a lawsuit accusing its founding rabbi of sexually abusing a student.
Officials say Yeshiva of New Haven apparently has been operating without the proper state credentials for several years. The state Department of Children and Families is warning the school it could face court action if it doesn’t obtain required state approvals.
The school and Rabbi Daniel Greer have been ordered to pay $20 million after a jury verdict last month in a lawsuit by a former student who says Greer sexually abused him.
Greer denies the allegations, and hasn’t been criminally charged.
A lawyer for the school declined to comment Friday.