Monday, August 12, 2019
I Ate Lunch With History
Rabbi Priesand is soft spoken. I asked her if she knew as a rabbinic student that she was making history. She replied that she was well aware of her historical role and added that the College set up many interviews for her.
After her ordination she served first as assistant and then as associate rabbi at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York and later at Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. She was the senior and only rabbi of MRT from 1981 until her retirement in 2006.
She created the path for all future women rabbis. Without Rabbi Sally Priesand and her determined courage there would be no other woman rabbis.
Posted by MaryWalkerBaron at 11:54 AM