You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Firsts

Julie Rosewald: America's first woman cantor

She wrote a book. She was an actress. She sang opera. She became a professor. She toured the world by herself. She paid her own way. She was a musical superstar.

Alysa Stanton, First Black Female Rabbi, Will Leave N.C. Congregation

Alysa Stanton, who made headlines when she became the country’s first black woman rabbi, will be leaving her Greenville, N.C. pulpit — after the congregation that hired her less than two years ago decided not to renew her contract. Stanton said the decision to leave was not hers, and that she fully intends to serve out the duration of her contract, which expires July 31, 2011.

Celebrating Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, the first woman Reconstructionalist rabbi

Thirty-six years ago today, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso was ordained as the first female Reconstructionist rabbi by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) in Philadelphia on May 19, 1974.

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Firsts." (Viewed on March 2, 2015) <http://jwa.org/blog/firsts>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Poll

Which topics pique your interest on the JWA blog?

Twitter

2 days
Today in 2009, Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus was installed as president of the Central Conference of American Rabbis http://t.co/QY82c15qe9
2 days
"As a kid, I kept a piece of paper by the TV so that I could keep a list of everything I wanted my parents to buy" http://t.co/WwOaf2vIMM
2 days
@penguinusa JWA talks to "Panic in a Suitcase" author and new "Power Couples" honoree Yelena Akhtiorskaya! http://t.co/6uXKkb0uUi