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We are who we are, equally capable in our abilities to preside at liminal, sacred moments of our people no matter the biology or gender identification we carry.
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.
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.
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.
Rabbi Sally Priesand, North America’s first female rabbi, spoke to the Canadian Jewish News about pursuing her dream and how Jewish feminism has evolved.
The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Show your WRJ pride with this zippered canvas bag. Features the phrase "Well-behaved women rarely make history" and the WRJ logo.