A Cleveland-area rabbi was sentenced to six months in prison on Monday for soliciting underage sex, capping a sad and shocking saga for the area’s Jewish community. Among those who testified on Stephen Weiss’ behalf in a bid for leniency was a prominent rabbi in the Conservative movement. Lebeau currently serves as a senior consultant for rabbinic and institutional leadership with the Rabbinical Assembly, the professional association for Conservative rabbis. (credit: REUTERS)“I first met Rabbi Weiss when he was a rabbinical student and I’ve maintained a close relationship with him to this day. “I have a great deal of respect for Rabbi Lebeau.