First Female Rabbi To Speak at Alma
Rabbi Sally Priesand, America's first female rabbi, will discuss “Groundbreaking Leadership” during a speech at Alma College.
The talk will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, March 19 in the Dow Science Center, Room L1. Admission is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
Ordained in 1972 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Rabbi Priesand has served congregations in New York and New Jersey, including 25 years as rabbi of Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls, N.J.
“We are very pleased to welcome Rabbi Priesand to campus,” said Alma College Chaplain Carol Gregg. “Her commitment to justice, peace, equal opportunity for women, the needs of the hungry and the homeless, and the survival of Israel is reflected in her lifetime accomplishments and organizational affiliations.”
Most recently, she was one of 20 women honored by the Jewish Women’s Archive and the UJC National Women’s Philanthropy in conjunction with the exhibit ”From Haven to Home” at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., She is featured in numerous books, including Rabbis: The Many faces of Judaism and Fifty Jewish Women Who Changed the World.
She is the author of Judaism and the New Woman and a contributor to Women Rabbis: Exploration and Celebration as well as A Treasury of Favorite Sermons by Leading American Rabbis. She has received numerous civic and academic awards throughout her career.
The speech is co-sponsored by the Women’s Studies Program, Center for Responsible Leadership, Discovering Vocation and the Chaplain’s Office. For more information, call (989) 463-7981.
Posted: Wed, March 7th, 2007 at 11:00AM