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Jewish Women on the Map - Temple Avodah

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Temple Avodah
3050 Oceanside Road
11572-4298 Oceanside, NY
United States

On September 15, 1955, Betty Robbins, the world's first female cantor, led Rosh Hashanah evening services at Temple Avodah of Oceanside, New York. It was the first time a female cantor had performed that role.

To learn more about this trailblazing event, check out This Week in History, or visit Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia to learn more about Betty Robbins.

Photo courtesy of Sandra Robbins.

Temple Avodah's website.

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Leah

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Temple Avodah." (Viewed on April 24, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/temple-avodah>.