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First Ordained U.S. Female Rabbi to Speak Locally

Temple Emanu-El of West Essex to host Rabbi Sally Priesand on April 15.

Rabbi Sally Priesand, the first female rabbi ordained in the United States, will be the guest speaker at Temple Emanu-El of West Essex on Sunday, April 15 from 9:30-11 a.m.

The event, which begins with a bagel breakfast, will feature Priesand giving a speech about “Reflections on My Life as a Rabbi.”

In addition to authoring “Judaism and the New Woman,” Priesand is a contributor to “Woman Rabbis: Exploration and Celebration” as well as “A Treasury of Favorite Sermons by Leading American Rabbis.” She is a strong believer in many causes including justice and peace, equal opportunity for women, the needs of the hungry and the homeless and the survival of Israel.

The brunch is $8 per person for members in advance and $12 for non-members.

Call the temple office at (973) 992-5560 for reservations so the temple may order the proper amount of food.

Temple Emanu-El of West Essex is located at 264 W. Northfield Road, in Livingston.

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