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JTA: "R.A.'s choice of female rabbi makes history"

R.A.'s choice of female rabbi makes history


Julie Schoenfeld was chosen as the first female rabbi to helm an American rabbinical association.

Schoenfeld was named Wednesday as the new executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly, the Conservative movement's rabbinic group. She will succeed Rabbi Joel Meyers, who will step down July 1.

Schoenfeld is the first female rabbi to serve in the chief executive position of an American rabbinical association.

A graduate of Yale University and ordained in 1997 by the Jewish Theological Seminary, Schoenfeld is currently the Rabbinical Assembly's director of rabbinic development.



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