Publication Date: January 2007
Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Author(s): Rela Mintz Geffen; Manfred Gerstenfeld
Research Area: Culture and religion; Education
Keywords: Religious Denominations; Empowerment; Gender; Adult education
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.