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Judaism-Conservative

Julie Schonfeld

In 2009, Rabbi Julie Schonfeld became the first female leader of an American rabbinical organization, serving as executive vice president of the Conservative movement’s Rabbinical Assembly.

Julie Schonfeld

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Rabbi Julie Schonfeld.
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Rabbi Julie Schonfeld.

Courtesy of The Rabbinical Assembly.

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Mathilde Schechter

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Mathilde Schechter.
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Mathilde Schechter.

Courtesy of CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.

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Deborah Marcus Melamed

Deborah Marcus Melamed encouraged Jewish women to form their own relationship with Jewish practice through her 1927 book The Three Pillars, an interpretive guide to rituals and customs.

Fanny Binswanger Hoffman

As the chosen successor of Mathilde Schechter, Fanny Binswanger Hoffman focused the National Women’s League’s efforts on Jewish education for children and greatly expanded the organization’s membership and reach.

Amy Eilberg and Sally Priesand

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(From left to right): Amy Eilberg and Sally Priesand.

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(From left to right): Amy Eilberg and Sally Priesand.

Adele Ginzberg

Known as “Mama G.” and “Mrs. Seminary,” Adele Ginzberg helped her husband, Louis Ginzberg, create a warm atmosphere at the Jewish Theological Seminary and helped lay the groundwork for women’s greater inclusion in Conservative Judaism.

Sylvia Ettenberg

Sylvia Cutler Ettenberg shaped generations of Conservative Jews by helping found programs ranging from Ramah camps to the Prozdor Hebrew high school at the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Carrie Dreyfuss Davidson

Carrie Dreyfuss Davidson became an important voice for women in the Conservative Movement as a founder of United Synagogue’s Women’s League and founding editor of their journal Outlook.

Ruth F. Brin

Ruth F. Brin helped transform modern prayer with her evocative writing, translation, and poetry.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Judaism-Conservative." (Viewed on February 11, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/judaism-conservative>.

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