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Cape May, NJ - 1922 Conference of American Rabbis 8204 Cape May, NJ
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On June 29, 1922, the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR), the Reform movement's professional organization, meeting in Cape May, N.J., debated a resolution declaring that "women cannot justly be denied the privilege of ordination [as rabbis]." After tabling the resolution overnight, the Conference voted 56 to 11 on June 30, to affirm in principle the right of women to become rabbis. The debate, notable for its invitation to the women present (mainly rabbis' wives) to participate in the discussion, may have been successful in changing some minds.

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