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Prayer

Sharon Cohen Anisfeld

As dean of Hebrew College, Sharon Cohen Anisfeld has struck a rare balance between overseeing the seminary as a whole and connecting with each of her students on a personal level.

Jill Hammer

Jill Hammer co-founded the Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute to offer women alternative ways of connecting with Jewish tradition by focusing on the sacredness of the body and the earth.

Excerpt from the Amidah

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An excerpt from the Amidah ("The Standing Prayer"). 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Sarah Groustra has highlighted the addition of the Jewish matriarchs to this prayer.
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An excerpt from the Amidah ("The Standing Prayer"). 2015-2016 Rising Voices Fellow Sarah Groustra has highlighted the addition of the Jewish matriarchs to this prayer.

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Deborah Brin

Deborah Brin, one of the first openly gay rabbis, led the first prayer service for Women of the Wall at the Conference for the Empowerment of Jewish Women in 1988.

Debbie Friedman with Her Guitar

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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Singer, songwriter, composer, professor, and educator, Debbie Friedman (1951–2011) with her guitar.

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May You Be Blessed In All That You Are

Each Shabbat my parents bless me with the words, “Be who you are and may you be blessed in all that you are.” These words have been embedded in my mind as my family’s traditional blessing, signifying the start of Shabbat.  While other families bless their children saying, “May God make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah,” this alternative prayer has been our way of welcoming the Sabbath for as long as I can remember. 

Marcia Falk

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Marcia Falk.
Photograph by Stephen Damon, courtesy of Marcia Falk.
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Marcia Falk.

Photograph by Stephen Damon, courtesy of Marcia Falk.

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Girl with Tefillin at Kotel

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A young girl places her tefillin at the Western Wall, Jerusalem.
Courtesy of Michal Patelle/Wikimedia
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A young girl places her tefillin at the Western Wall, Jerusalem.

Courtesy of Michal Patelle/Wikimedia

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Mathilde Schechter

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Mathilde Schechter.
Courtesy of CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.
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Mathilde Schechter.

Courtesy of CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism.

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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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Jewish Women's Archive. "Prayer." (Viewed on May 6, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/prayer>.

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