Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast 2016-16: Rabbi Sally Priesand, First Female Reform Rabbi

Rabbi Sally Priesand, the first woman in the US ordained as a rabbi, and a new book about four decades of women in the rabbinate, for which she wrote the Foreword.
Rabbi Sally Priesand, the first woman in the US ordained as a rabbi, and a new book about four decades of women in the rabbinate, for which she wrote the Foreword.

On this edition of the Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with his classmate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Rabbi Sally Priesand, the first woman ordained as a rabbi by the Union for Reform Judaism, in 1972. Rabbi Priesand retired in 2006 after more than 30 years as spiritual leader of Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, NJ.

She wrote the foreword to the book The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate (CCAR Challenge and Change Series), published in 2016, which contains one piece called “Letters from Hebrew Union College to Sally J. Priesand” and another called “The Ordination of Sally J. Priesand, A Historic Interview.”

 

 

You can see a video book trailer for this book in the player below.

Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women In the Rabbinate from CCAR on Vimeo.

 

The Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast programs are being produced in the studios of The Lubetkin Media Companies LLC, Cherry Hill, which also manages this website.

Be the first to comment

What are your thoughts?