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Judaism-Reconstructionist

Deborah Waxman

In 2014, Rabbi Deborah Waxman became the first woman (and first lesbian) to simultaneously lead both a seminary and a congregational organization as head of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

Deborah Waxman, 2013

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Rabbi Deborah Waxman in 2013.

Image courtesy of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College via Wikimedia Commons.

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Rabbi Deborah Waxman in 2013.

Image courtesy of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College via Wikimedia Commons.

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Mordecai Kaplan, 1915

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Mordecai Kaplan in 1915.
Courtesy of the Menorah Journal/Project Gutenburg.
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Mordecai Kaplan in 1915.


Courtesy of the Menorah Journal/Project Gutenburg.

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Mordecai Kaplan

The founder of Reconstructionist Judaism, Mordecai Kaplan struck a fundamental blow for women’s participation in Jewish ritual with the bat mitzvah of his eldest daughter, Judith.

Linda Joy Holtzman

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Rabbi Linda Joy Holtzman.
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Rabbi Linda Joy Holtzman.

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Rabbi Sandy Sasso

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Rabbi Sandy Sasso, first Reconstructionist woman rabbi.
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Rabbi Sandy Sasso, first Reconstructionist woman rabbi.

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Sandy Sasso

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso was the first woman rabbi ordained by the Reconstructionist movement, which was one of many firsts in her career.

Ruth F. Brin

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

Shulamis Yelin, Cropped

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Shulamis Yelin, author, teacher and poet.
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Shulamis Yelin, author, teacher and poet.

Bonnie Koppell

One of the first women rabbis ordained, Bonnie Koppell became the first woman rabbi to serve as a US military chaplain.

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