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Breaking Boundaries, Building Faith: The Pioneering Journey of Women in the Rabbinate

Thursday, June 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Judaism was transformed by the 1972 ordination of the first woman rabbi in America, Rabbi Sally Priesand, which opened the way for nearly 1,500 women rabbis of all movements who have transformed Jewish tradition, worship, spirituality, scholarship, education, and pastoral care. Experience the impact of 24 pioneering women rabbis across all denominations of Judaism, as evoked by 24 leading Jewish contemporary women artists who capture their mission, vision, and values.

Jean Bloch Rosensaft is Senior Advisor to the President and Director of the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Over the past four decades, she has organized over 150 exhibitions and scores of traveling exhibitions at venues throughout North America, including including Chagall and the Bible and Justice in Jerusalem: The Eichman Trial, presented at New York’s Jewish Museum, Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950, permanently installed at the Bergen-Belsen Memorial Museum in Germany, and Frank Stella: Had Gadya, currently on view at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. A founder and Vice-President of the International Network of Children of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Vice President of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Their Descendants, she serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Education Committee, and chairs the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Panel on Art and Photograph.



CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Beth Israel Congregation (Waterville, ME), Center for Small Town Judaism (Waterville, ME), Congregation Adath Jeshurun (Elkins Park, PA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Hull, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Temple Judea of Laguna Woods, CA, Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA).


Thursday, June 27
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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San Diego, CA United States


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