Eighteen women were ordained as rabbis last spring—including the first woman to be ordained by the Conservative movement —bringing the number of women ordained since 1973 to a total of 110.
Graduated from the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish lnsitute of Religion (in Cincinnati and New York) were: Lauri Ellen Coskey of Beverly Hills CA; Rachel Conrad Hertzman of Louisville; Karyn Schwartz Kedar of Baltimore; Carissa Natalie Kranes of Cincinnati; Julie Ringold Spitzer of Jacksonville FL; Susan Gail Warshell of Highland Park IL; Judith Ida Zabarenko of Rockford, IL; Barbara Elka Abrahamson of St. Paul; Maria Feldman of Toledo; Dayle Friedman of Denver; Linda Henry of New York City; and Barbara Goldman-Wartell of Evanston, IL.
Graduated from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College were: Sandra Berliner of Toledo; Deborah Brin of Minneapolis; Bonnie Goldberg of Brooklyn; Andrea Gouze of The Bronx; and Vivian Schirn of Los Angeles.
Barbara Ostfeld-Horowitz, Cantor of Temple Beth El in Great Neck NY, celebrated the tenth anniversary of her investiture as the Reform movement’s first woman cantor. The occasion was marked at HUC-JlR’s 1985 ordination and investiture ceremonies in June. Nancy Leavitt, elected to a second term as president of the Worcester Jewish Federation.
Jacqueline Levine of West Orange NJ, elected to a third term as chair of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council. Jane Sherman of Detroit, “co-chairman” of the Project Renewal Committee of the Jewish Agency for Israel, appointed “National Chairman” for the UJA’s Project Renewal.
Pearl Stahl, named Director of the American Red Magen David for Israel.
Ethel Taft of Los Angeles, named President-elect, Conference of Jewish Communal Service.
Peggy Tishman, President of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, named President-elect of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater New York.