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Synagogues/Temples

Donna Swarthout

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JWA contributor Donna Swarthout.

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JWA contributor Donna Swarthout.

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Last week, Rabbi Scott Perlo wrote a provocative article in the Washington Post in which he addressed the continuing discomfort that many Jews—even liberal, gender-equity-supporting ones—feel about female rabbis. He suggests that this puzzling phenomenon may be due to the central place nostalgia holds in many people’s feelings about Judaism. It comes as no surprise that this nostalgic vision does not include female rabbis.

"Teach Them to Your Children"

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"Teach Them to Your Children."
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"Teach Them to Your Children."
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Flora Langerman Spiegelberg

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Activist, educator, writer, and founder of the Committee for Jewish Women and the Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, Flora Langerman Spiegelberg (1857–1943).

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Activist, educator, writer, and founder of the Committee for Jewish Women and the Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood, Flora Langerman Spiegelberg (1857–1943).

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Bea Garber at the Piano, circa 1950s

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Bea Garber at the piano, 1950s.

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Bea Garber at the piano, 1950s.

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Bea Garber, circa 1940s

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Bea Garber, circa 1940s.

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Bea Garber, circa 1940s.

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Bea Garber, circa 1958

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Hadassah leader Beatrice L. Garber, circa 1958.

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Hadassah leader Beatrice L. Garber, circa 1958.

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Beatrice L. Garber, 1912 - 1999

Beatrice Lillian Schwalb was born on March 10, 1912, the daughter of European immigrants, Eli and Celia, in Union, South Carolina. At the age of two, Bea contracted polio. To get better medical care, when Bea was three her parents moved back to Massachusetts. They settled in Lynn and Bea fully recovered.

Temple Isaiah Sisterhood Logo

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Temple Isaiah Sisterhood logo.
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Temple Isaiah Sisterhood logo.

Julie Rosewald becomes the first woman to lead services in an American synagogue

September 20, 1884

Julie Rosewald became the first woman known to have led services at an American synagogue when she led the music, chanted portions of the worship normally reserved for a cantor, and directed the choir at San Francisco's Temple Emanu-El following the death of the congregation's cantor.

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