This Day in Jewish History / Reform rabbis back plan for ordination of women
Although the Central Conference of American Rabbis voted in favor, it would be 50 years before the first female rabbi was ordained.
On June 30, 1922, the Central Conference of American Rabbis – the professional organization of Reform rabbis in the United States – voted to express its support for a resolution calling for the ordination of women. The vote came in the context of the annual convention of the CCAR, held at a resort in Cape May, New Jersey.
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