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How the Status of American Jewish Women Has Changed Over the Past Decades: Interview with Rela Mintz Geffen

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Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher(s): Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Author(s): Rela Mintz Geffen; Manfred Gerstenfeld

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Adult, technical, and vocational education)

Keywords: Religious Denominations; Empowerment; Gender; Adult education

Type: Other


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.