Einat Ramon was the first Israeli-born woman to be ordained as a rabbi. Following her ordination by JTS in 1989, she pursued her doctoral degree at Stanford University, at the same time serving as the interim rabbi at Berkeley Hillel and then as the “circuit” rabbi of congregation Har-Shalom of Missoula, Montana. Since her return to Israel in 1994, she has been teaching at various Israeli academic institutions (including the Hebrew University and the Kibbutz Teachers’ Seminary and others) and supervising a Masorti (Conservative) congregation in north Tel Aviv. In 1996–1997 (during the peak of the battle against the Conversion Bill) she was the spokesperson of the Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel. Ramon is at present the acting dean of the Schechter Rabbinical School. She also teaches modern Jewish thought and literature and Jewish feminism at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies. Rabbi Ramon has written and published numerous articles on modern Jewish thought, Jewish feminism and Zionist intellectual history. She has completed a book (forthcoming) on the theology of the Labor Zionist thinker, Aharon David Gordon.
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