J. Rolando Matalon

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Susan Rosenberg connection

A Manhattan congressman and his rabbi played a crucial role in President Clinton’s controversial pardon of former Weather Underground member Susan Rosenberg.

Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon of Temple B’nai Jeshurun showed Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler “compelling information from [Rosenberg’s] parole hearing” and “passed on the concerns of her family,” said Nadler spokesman Eric Schmeltzer.

That intercession played a key role in Clinton’s decision Friday to commute the 58-year weapons-possession sentence for Rosenberg, long a suspect in the deadly 1981 Brink’s robbery in Nyack. She was never convicted on that charge.

“What [Nadler] did was to pass on the materials to the White House counsel’s office and say, ‘I’d like you to take a look at this,'” Schmeltzer said.[1]

JStreet advisory council

In 2009 listed members of the JStreet advisory council included Rolando Matalon, Congregation Bnai Jeshurun, New York City [2]

Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace

As of Jan. 1, 2010, Matalon was a member of the Honorary Board for the Jewish Alliance for Peace & Justice.[3]

As of Jan. 1, 2010, Matalon was also a member of the Board Rabbinic Cabinet of the Jewish Alliance for Justice & Peace.[4]

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