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  • RA Convention to Vote on Application of a Woman Ordained As a Reform Rabbi

    The application of a woman ordained as a Reform rabbi for admission to be a member of the Rabbinical Assembly, the association of Conservative rabbis, will be voted on during the 83rd annual RA convention in Dallas next week. Rabbi Wolfe Kelman, RA executive vice president, disclosed today. If the application of Beverly Magidson is… More ▸

  • Women Rabbinical Students

    There are 12 women rabbinical students in the final year of their Reform studies and two women candidates currently in their final year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) whose ordination next June will bring to 75 the total number of women ordained as rabbis since such ordination began a decade ago, according to an… More ▸

  • Placements Reported for the Newest Group of Women Rabbis

    Seven of 12 women ordained last May and June as Reform rabbis have been placed in pulpits, three have accepted appointments as Hillel Foundation staff members, one has been named as a youth leader and one remains unplaced, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s annual survey of placements of newly-ordained women rabbis. The situation for… More ▸

  • 12 Women to Be Ordained As Reform and 2 As Reconstructionist Rabbis

    The 12 women scheduled to be ordained this month and in June as Reform rabbis and the two who will be named as Reconstructionist rabbis in June will bring to 61 the total number of women named Reform and Reconstructionist rabbis since the practice of ordaining women was begun in 1972, according to an annual… More ▸

  • 18 Women Ordained As Reform and Reconstructionist Rabbis

    The 14 women scheduled to be ordained this month and in June as Reform rabbis and the four who became Reconstructionist rabbis this month bring to 47 the total number of women designated as Reform and Reconstructionist rabbis since 1972, according to an annual Jewish Telegraphic Agency survey. The 47 include 37 Reform and 10… More ▸

  • Growth of Number of Women Rabbis Continues This Year

    A record total of 82 women are studying for the rabbinate in Reform and Reconstructionist seminaries during the current academic year, according to an annual Jewish Telegraphic Agency survey. Four of the seven women who were ordained as Reform rabbis last June have been placed in pulpits. Two were placed in non-pulpit pasts and one… More ▸

  • Canada Gets First Woman Rabbi

    Joan Friedman, 27, of Marblehead, Mass. has been appointed assistant rabbi of Holy Blossom Temple here, the first woman rabbi in Canada. Rabbi Friedman was ordained June I in graduation ceremonies in New York City of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Richard Lorie, president of the synagogue, said Rabbi Friedman will begin her… More ▸