Miami Beach Synagogue Appoints Its First Female Senior Rabbi

| January 10, 2018

Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz, Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Beach

Reported by the Miami Herald: “For two years, the rabbinic search committee at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach looked nationally to find the right person to be the new senior rabbi at the 75-year-old synagogue. To no one’s surprise, the new senior rabbi is actually a rabbi who has served at Temple Beth Sholom since 1994 — Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz. Her new duties will begin on June 1, 2018. Pomerantz will be the first female rabbi in the history of the synagogue. She succeeds Rabbi Gary Glickstein, who has served as senior rabbi since 1985.”

“Her guidance has opened paths for sacred living by integrating women’s spirituality and leadership, initiating social justice projects and creating an original High Holy Days experience with Cantor Lisa Segal,” Beth Sholom President Karen Rivo said. “She has brought enthusiasm, joy, compassion and creativity to this congregation and serves with a full heart.”

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For a history of women rabbis in the US, visit the JEWISH WOMEN’S ARCHIVE HERE.

photo:  Rabbi Gayle Pomerantz presides over a 2016 celebration of Rosh Hashanah at Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach. MATIAS J. OCNER Miami Herald File

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