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Judaism-Reform

Jane Evans

Although she never became a rabbi, Jane Evans, Executive Director of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, became a powerful voice for women’s ordination within the Reform Movement.

Carrie Obendorfer Simon

Carrie Obendorfer Simon helped shape the Reform movement as founder of the National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods, which quickly became the largest Jewish women’s organization in America.

Penina Moïse

Penina Moïse shaped Jewish culture through her poetry as the first woman poet included in an American prayer book.

Prayer for Confirmation by Rev. Dr. Max Lilienthal, 1881

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Prayer for Confirmation by Rev. Dr. Max Lilienthal. April 20, 1881.
Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio

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Prayer for Confirmation by Rev. Dr. Max Lilienthal. April 20, 1881.
Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio

Adele Bluthenthal Heiman

Adele Blumenthal Heiman spent her life in Arkansas, helping create and lead the state’s close-knit Jewish community.

Reina Hartmann

Reina Goldstein Hartmann focused her career on improving the lives of Jewish women in her native Chicago.

Stella Heinsheimer Freiberg

Stella Heinsheimer Freiberg helped found the Reform Movement’s National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods and pushed for the major American Reform organizations to join the World Union for Progressive Judaism.

Helen Miller Dalsheimer

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Helen Miller Dalsheimer.
Courtesy of Helen Dalsheimer.
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Helen Miller Dalsheimer.

Courtesy of Helen Dalsheimer.

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Laura Geller

As one of the first women rabbis, Laura Geller pushed for women’s greater inclusion in both Jewish liturgy and Jewish leadership.

Betty Robbins

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Canot and educator, Betty Robbins (1924-2004).

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Canot and educator, Betty Robbins (1924-2004).

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