Shalom Life | December 03, 2014

Justin Bieber is Not Becoming a Nice Jewish Boy

Several media outlets falsely reported that Bieber was seeking council from a rabbi in Los Angeles.

By: Sara Torvik

Published: November 21st, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

The media has been reporting that Justin Bieber met with a rabbi at the Westside Jewish Community Center (JCC) in L.A. yesterday but now that has been confirmed to be false.

“He met with no rabbi. He came, enjoyed playing [table tennis], he does stuff here; it’s not the first time he’s come,” Brian Greene, executive director of the Westside JCC, said in a phone call with the Jewish Journal on Thursday evening. “He is not looking for any spiritual revival as far as I can tell. There’s a table tennis center … he enjoys playing table tennis. That’s all I can tell you. The paparazzi decided he was visiting with a rabbi, [but] I’m telling you it’s not true.”

On Thursday morning it was mistakenly reported by the Jewish Telegraph Agency and celebrity news outlet X17.com that Bieber had met with a rabbi at the JCC. Bieber himself is not Jewish, but is represented by Scooter Braun who is Jewish and is also said to be a crucial father figure in Bieber’s life.

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