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Sally Priesand, 1972

This photograph was taken in 1972, when Sally Jane Priesand became the first woman in the United States to be ordained as a rabbi. She faced many challenges on the road to acceptance. But she continued to struggle to carve a place for herself—and for all women—within the panoramic diversity of Judaism.

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, www.americanjewisharchives.org and Garrett Cope, Citizen Patriot, Jackson, MI

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Sally Priesand, 1972." (Viewed on December 15, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/priesand-sally-still-image>.

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