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Julie Rosewald

Julie Rosewald

Julie Rosewald in unknown opera role, possibly Prascovia in L’Étoile du Nord," given the bridal-looking veil. From: A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-Seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life, Frances E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore, eds. (Buffalo: Charles Wells Mouton, 1893), 1812.
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Julie Rosewald is the first woman known to have led services in an American synagogue. On September 20, 1884, the internationally renowned soprano led the congregation at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El in prayer following the death of its cantor Max Wolff.

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