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Religious Movements

Rebecca Fischel Goldstein

Both as a rabbi’s wife and as a leader in her own right, Rebecca Fischel Goldstein strove to make women a significant force in Orthodox Judaism.

Rabbah Sara Hurwitz, Cropped

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Rabbah Sara Hurwitz.
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Rabbah Sara Hurwitz.

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Helen Miller Dalsheimer

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Helen Miller Dalsheimer.
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Helen Miller Dalsheimer.

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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.

Laura Geller

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

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.

Betty Robbins

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

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

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.

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.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Religious Movements." (Viewed on May 6, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/religious-movements>.

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