Role Models

We look to trailblazing rabbis to inspire us—but who inspires them? One rabbi considers her mother’s surprisingly rich and varied life; another was inspired by her spiritual foremother, Regina Jonas; while a third describes the moment when she realized she’d have to completely overhaul the framework her male colleagues used.


The Impact of Women Rabbis as Role Models

Being a Role Model

Imagining a New Model as a Rabbi

There Were Tears and Anger, but I Bolstered Myself

A Powerful Role Model

This Is a Rabbi

The Impact of Women Rabbis in the UK

My Mother

In the Footsteps of Regina Jonas

Remembered as a Soldier

A Pioneering Rabbi Reflects on Change

Being an LGBTQ Rabbi


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