Regina Jonas Remembered
The first woman rabbi, ordained in Germany in 1935, Regina Jonas served the Jewish community of Berlin and continued to help guide the Jewish community after her deportation to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. But after her death in Auschwitz, her story was lost for decades. In 2014, for the 70th anniversary of her death, a group of women rabbis and scholars traveled to Germany and retraced Rabbi Jonas’s journey, reading her sermons, discussing her impact, and placing a memorial plaque in a moving ceremony to honor her memory. Here, you can watch the award-winning film which chronicles their remarkable experience and read reflections on and coverage of the trip. You can also access ready-to-use program resources to support your community in teaching about and honoring the memory of Regina Jonas.
Short Film: In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas
Who was the first woman rabbi and why don’t we know about her? Watch the documentary short film about the journey of women rabbis to discover their foremother, 70 years after her death.
Reflections on and Coverage of the Trip
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Regina Jonas Remembered." (Viewed on January 24, 2017) <https://jwa.org/rabbis/regina-jonas-remembered>.