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Menopause As a Jewish Rite Of Passage

Hosted By: American Jewish University's Whizin Center for Continuing Education

Jewish wisdom and rituals can help sanctify and empower the changes that the passage into menopause brings.

Back by popular demand! Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, the renowned sex therapist and Clinical Director of the largest independent women’s sexual health center in the country, returns to AJU to tackle menopause and suggest we begin to embrace it as a central part of our Jewish journey. Join her in conversation with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch as they discuss changing bodies and taking control over pleasures and life.

 

 

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Women Rabbis: A History of the Struggle for Ordination

While the Reform movement was theoretically in favor of women's ordination as far back as 1922, it was not until 50 years later that the first women was ordained as a rabbi in North America.

Sally Priesand: First American Female Rabbi

Ordained in 1972 by the Reform movement, she paved the way to the rabbinate for many women.

Jane Evans Argues for Ordination of Women Rabbis

Today in Jewish History: April 29, 1957