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Uncharted Journeys: Women Rabbis and the Transformation of Jewish Life. An Evening of Stories and Song

Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

In the few short decades since rabbinical schools began ordaining women, women rabbis have transformed Jewish life around the world. In this joyful and spirited evening on Saturday, October 29, moderated by JWA’s Dr. Judith Rosenbaum, we will hear from five remarkable rabbis, Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Dianne Cohler-Esses, Laura Geller, and Claudia Kreiman, who will reflect on their roles and experiences as spiritual guides, scholars, Jewish communal leaders, social activists, healers, and teachers. We will also learn about the challenges and blessings they’ve encountered along the way, and their visions for the future.

About the rabbis: Sharon Cohen Anisfeld of Hebrew College is the first female dean of a rabbinical school. Angela Warnick Buchdahl is senior rabbi at New York’s Central Synagogue, and the first Asian-American rabbi and cantor. Dianne Cohler-Esses, the director of lifelong learning at Romemu in New York, is the first woman from the Syrian Jewish community to be ordained as a rabbi. Laura Geller, rabbi emerita of Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, was the first female senior rabbi of a major metropolitan congregation. Claudia Kreiman, rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, has rabbinic roots are in Chile, Argentina, Israel, and the US.

The event is $10; free for students. Register now!

Uncharted Journeys: Women Rabbis
and the Transformation of Jewish Life

Saturday, October 29, 2016
8:00 p.m.
Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road, Newton Centre, MA 02459
$10; free for students
Register here

Co-sponsored by JWA, Hebrew College, Temple Beth Zion, and the Bronfman Youth Fellowships.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Events." (Viewed on September 29, 2016) <>.


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