The Shalvi/Hyman Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

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Helene Herman Krupnick

Helene Herman Krupnick is an adjunct professor of Jewish Studies at Stockton University. She received her Doctor of Hebrew Literature (DHL) degree from the Jewish Theological Seminary in Modern Jewish Studies. Her dissertation, entitled "The New-ish Jewish Way of Death," examines the influence of contemporary American culture on the death, funeral and mourning practices of liberal American Jews.

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Women's League for Conservative Judaism

Women’s League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ), founded in 1918, is the national organization of Conservative sisterhoods. Throughout its history WLCJ has foregrounded women’s education and engagement in order to enrich the spiritual and religious lives of Conservative/Masorti women and to empower them as leaders in their homes, synagogues, and communities.

Amy Eilberg

Rabbi Amy Eilberg, ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1985, is notable as the first woman ordained as a rabbi by the Conservative movement. Her multifaceted career as a chaplain, spiritual director, kindness coach, and peace and justice educator has focused on serving as a resource to help others achieve personal, interpersonal and spiritual growth.

Conservative Judaism in the United States

Women have played a pivotal role in propelling the Conservative Movement to confront essential issues including Jewish education and gender equality. The Movement’s attention to issues such as the religious education of Jewish girls, the status of the agunah (deserted wife), equal participation of women in ritual, the ordination of women, and innovations in liturgy and ritual to speak to women’s experiences has helped to shape the self-definition of Conservative Judaism, and has enabled talented Jewish women to reach new heights in religious leadership.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Helene Herman Krupnick." (Viewed on September 28, 2021) <https://jwa.org/encyclopedia/author/herman-krupnick-helene>.

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