How the Status of American Jewish Women Has Changed over the Past Decades: An interview with Rela Mintz Geffen

By Rela Mintz Geffen, Manfred Gerstenfeld

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA), 2010

This interview with Rela Mintz Geffen, the President of Baltimore Hebrew University, discusses how the role of women has changed in American Judaism in the past four decades. Geffen discusses advances in higher Jewish learning for women, positions of ritual leadership in synagogues, secular leadership, philanthropy, and advances specific to the Conservative and Modern Orthodox movements.

Topic: Gender, Empowerment, Women, Adult Education, Religious Denominations, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: American Jewry's Comfort Level: Present and Future

Editor: Bayme, Steven , Gerstenfeld, Manfred

Page Number(s): 190-200

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Genre: Interview

Coverage: United States

Identifier: ISBN: 978-965-218-086-5

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) and Manfred Gerstenfeld

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Bibliographic Information:
Geffen, Rela Mintz. Gerstenfeld, Manfred. How the Status of American Jewish Women Has Changed over the Past Decades: An interview with Rela Mintz Geffen. American Jewry's Comfort Level: Present and Future. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA). 2010: 190-200. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8259


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