Women Leaders

Women Leaders

Silhouette of three women cheering against a sunset

For this International Women's Day, consider celebrating the achievements of Women of the Wall, in addition to honoring the women in your sisterhood and congregation.

Alyson Malinger
Red and white striped sneakers and jean-clad legs at the starting line as seen from overhead

As I chronicle my journey from Orthodox feminist to Reform rabbi, I would like to explore what it means to be a Jewish woman, and what it means to be a human being.

Elana Sztokman
Desk with pink flowers and an open planner set on top of it

Women of Reform Judaism is partnering with Jewish Women International (JWI) for the annual Flower Project, and we need your help to make as big an impact as possible.

Maya Weinstein
White marble statue of justice holding brass scales

On this Equal Pay Day, there is much to be done to bring justice to working women, including those who are employed within the Jewish community.

Stephanie Blumenkranz, Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, & Rabbi Mary Zamore
Female rabbis pose together with the new Sacred Calling book

When I was 8 years old, I learned that the first woman rabbi had just been ordained. I was shocked because, until then, I hadn’t realized that there weren’t any women in the rabbinate. Rabbi Sally Priesand became my hero.

Rabbi Hara Person

Priesand, now 70 and retired for a decade, talks about her ordination, her 25 years as the rabbi at Monmouth Reform Temple, and why she insisted on wearing miniskirts.

Lauren Markoe (RNS)