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  • Special to the JTA Number of Women Rabbis Nears the 100 Mark in June Graduations

    There are currently 17 women rabbinical students in the final year of their Reform studies and two women candidates in their final year at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) whose expected ordination next summer will bring to 94 the total number of American women ordained as rabbis since such ordination began 11 years ago, according… More ▸

  • Conservative Judaism Leaders Differ on JTS Move to Admit Women to JTS Rabbinical School for Ordinati

    Rabbinical and lay leaders of Conservative Judaism expressed opposing viewpoints on the decision of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America faculty to admit women to the JTS Rabbinical School for ordination, but more support than opposition apparently was voiced. The discussion of the ordination of women as Conservative rabbis took place last week at the… More ▸

  • Highlights of the Year 5743

    During the remainder of the year 5743, the American Jewish community sponsored a memorable gathering in Washington for thousands of Holocaust survivors from the United States and Canada. The Central Conference of American Rabbis issued a controversial resolution on the status of Jewish-born children of mixed marriages. Jewish students at Harvard University were in an… More ▸

  • Reform Woman Rabbi Gets Conservative Pulpit

    A Reform-ordained woman rabbi, whose application to become the first Conservative woman rabbi was rejected last April at a convention of Conservative rabbis, has been appointed rabbi of a Conservative synagogue in Clifton Park, NY, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency learned today. A source at the Rabbinical Assembly (RA), the association of Conservative rabbis, said Rabbi… More ▸

  • 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 ▸