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Sunday, January 15 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
Past as Prologue: Ordaining Women Rabbis & Their Discontents

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This session provides a glimpse into the long history of women’s ordination from the glimmers of the question first raised in 1889 to a century later when, following the ordination of the first Conservative female rabbis, the notion of the woman rabbi, only one facet of the challenges posed by feminism, spilled over into Orthodoxy.

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avatar for Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff

Rabbi Dr. Zev Eleff

Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew Theological College
Zev Eleff is Chief Academic Officer of Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, IL. He is the author of six books and more than thirty scholarly articles in the field of American Jewish history. His Who Rules the Synagogue (Oxford) and Modern Orthodox Judaism (JPS) both appeared in 2016. An alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Dr. Eleff was also named to a recent list of Double Chai in the Chi: Chicago's Jewish "36 Under 36," sponsored by... Read More →
avatar for Pamela S. Nadell, PhD

Pamela S. Nadell, PhD

Pamela S. Nadell is Professor of History and holds the Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s and Gender History at American University, where she directs the Jewish Studies Program.  Her honors include AU’s highest faculty award, the Scholar/Teacher of the Year, and the American Jewish Historical Society’s Lee Max Friedman Award for distinguished service.  Her books include Women Who Would be Rabbis: A History of... Read More →


Sunday January 15, 2017 11:30am - 12:15pm
Room 568

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