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Friday, May 22, 2009

The first African-American female rabbi in the world.

First African-American Female Rabbi to be ordained next month.
Alysa Stanton is set to become the first African-American female rabbi when she is ordained next month.
(Courtesy Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion)

Growing up in a black, Pentecostal family in Cleveland, Alysa Stanton never imagined the day when she would be preparing to be ordained as a Jewish rabbi.

But that day will come June 6 for the single mother who will be ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, becoming the first African-American female rabbi in the world.


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