First Female Senior Rabbi named at Congregation Temple Israel - KMOV.com

First Female Senior Rabbi named at Congregation Temple Israel

(KMOV) -- Members of Congregation Temple Israel voted in its first female Rabbi this Sunday at a special congregational meeting. Rabbi Amy Feder will be succeeding Rabbi Mark L. Shook, who served as Senior Rabbi of the congregation for 23 years.

Rabbi Feder will be the seventh rabbi to lead Temple Israel in its 125-year history.

Rabbi Michael Alper will also serve as a Rabbi of Temple Israel along with Rabbi Feder. Feder and Alper, who are married, are one of only a small number of married rabbis who work together. According to the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rabbi Feder will also become the youngest female rabbi to serve as senior rabbi of a large congregation (1,000 or more families) in North America.

 

 

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