Alex Weissman is currently in his final semester of rabbinical school at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he is grateful to have learned with many feminist rabbis, scholars, and classmates who have taught him deep Torah about fashion and beyond. Currently, he serves as a rabbinic intern with Avodah and the Brandeis Reconstructionist Organization, as well as the Philadelphia Area Coordinator for JOIN for Justice. He has been a community organizer, health educator, counselor, and chaplain. He and his partner Adam live in Philadelphia and both enjoy wearing bright clothing in and out of their rabbinic roles.
Discovering a Feminine Rabbinic Look
In her video reflecting on how women rabbis have changed the rabbinate for men, Rabbi Jacqueline Koch Ellenson highlights the tension that many rabbis have felt between their personal role (partner, parent, friend, someone with hobbies, etc.) with their professional role (visiting the sick, leading services, attending board meetings, etc.).
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