Steven Cohen resigns from Hebrew Union College following sexual misconduct investigation

Sociologist Steven M. Cohen, one of the foremost experts on contemporary Judaism, resigns from his position as tenured professor at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, following an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct.

Last month, several women accused him of sexual misconduct in an article in the New York Jewish Week. HUC launched a Title IX investigation into the allegations, which came from women who have worked with Cohen or associated professionally with him.

In a statement Wednesday announcing his resignation, Hebrew Union College explains that it had “received several complaints of sexual misconduct by Dr. Cohen and commenced an internal investigation. Dr. Cohen did not dispute some of the conduct alleged.”

HUC says that it would not comment on specific allegations.


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