20 Women Ordained as Rabbis

Four of the 20 women ordained as Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist rabbis last May and June have been named solo rabbis of congregations, and five have been placed as Assistant Rabbis, according to the annual Jewish Telegraphic Agency survey of such placements. These ordinations bring to 130 the number of women ordained as rabbis since the ordination of women began in 1972. One woman received ordination as a Conservative rabbi, seven as Reconstrutionist rabbis, and 12 as Reform rabbis.