Jon Hits Synagogue for Advice

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach says Gosselin is a decent dude
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2009 10:42 AM CDT
Television personality Jon Gosselin appears at the Wet Republic pool at the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino August 29, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Proof that Jon Gosselin is trying to better himself: Fellow TLC star and rabbi to the stars Shmuley Boteach will vouch for him, after Gosselin visited a synagogue to get some advice. No, Jon isn't converting—the New York synagogue was playing host to a values panel starring Boteach, among others, and they instilled Jon with some sorely needed wisdom on how to teach his kids values.

"Cory told him he needed to be a shining example of righteous behavior, Dr. Oz told him he needs to respect other people, and Elie said he needed to make sure he didn't get carried away with fame," Boteach tells the Post, adding, "My reading of Jon is that he's got a core decency. There's a desire in him to do the right thing."