America's First Female Rabbi
In June 1972 Sally Priesand became the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in the USA. She spoke to Witness about her ground-breaking career.
On June 3rd 1972 Sally Priesand became the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in the USA. However it still took her another nine years to secure a full-time post in a synagogue. She spoke to Zeinab Dabaa about overcoming the traditional gender barriers in her ground-breaking career.
Photo: Sally Priesand in 1972 (With thanks to the American Jewish Archive)