Religious Leader Content type Biography Blog Encyclopedia Article Lesson Plan Podcast Collection We Remember This Week in History The Feminist Revolution Women Rabbis Women of Valor Power Couples Soviet Jewry Baltimore DC Katrina Seattle Western Pioneers Sharon Salzberg Sharon Salzberg helped bring Theravedic Buddhism, one of the most conservative Buddhist dsiciplines, to America as one of the three co-founders of the Insight Meditation Society in 1974. Miriam Spira-Luria Although little is known of her life, legends of Miriam Spira-Luria’s scholarship offer tantalizing hints of an intelligent, accomplished woman almost completely erased from history. Maid of Ludomir Hannah Rachel Verbermacher, one of the early precursors of women rabbis, was known as the Maid of Ludomir and was alternately revered for her wisdom and reviled for taking on a traditionally male role. Tehilla Lichtenstein Lichtenstein cofounded Jewish Science with her husband as an alternative to Christian Science, creating a small but passionate following and carving a place for herself as a congregational leader. Paula Ackerman After the death of her rabbi husband, Paula Ackerman took over leadership of their congregation with the enthusiastic support of her community. Ray Frank Ray Frank paved the way for women to serve as rabbis with her passionate and incisive preaching.