The CCAR is proud to announce the formation of the Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate. The CCAR is now taking an active step toward addressing the reality of life in the rabbinate as experienced by women rabbis. Please read the official announcement of the Task Force from the CCAR, including the full list of task force members.
Task Force in the News:
- Forward opEd from Rabbi Hara Person: A 2018 Manifesto For The Woke Jewish Woman
- Jewish Exponent: Female Rabbis Contend Sexual Harassment Persists
- NY Jewish Week opEd from Rabbi Hara Person: When Women Rabbis Say ‘#MeToo,’ Communities Must Pay Attention
- Study Guide:
In recent months, the #MeToo Movement has brought to light just how widespread sexual misconduct has been both today and throughout history. What does Jewish tradition have to say about the issue of sexual harassment and mistreatment of women? When have women’s voices been suppressed in Jewish tradition, and when have they been heard? This study guide, created by Rabbi Micah Streiffer and Rabbi Judy Schindler, and brought to you by the Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate, is an invitation to communities to engage with Jewish texts, and to enter into conversation around this important issue.
- RavBlog: When the Torah Calls Out #MeToo: Confronting Our Objectionable Texts, by Rabbi Sarah Reines