Australian shul gets female leader

She will not address the congregation during services and will not be involved in issues of Jewish law.

By JTA
October 8, 2005 23:56

The oldest synagogue in Sydney, Australia, has appointed a woman as president for the first time in its 128-year history. The Great Synagogue is considered to be a strongly Orthodox community. She will not address the congregation during services and will not be involved in issues of Jewish law; her vice president, Herman Eisenberg, will assume those responsibilities. Founded in 1878, it boasts a progressive policy in advancing the role of women within its community.



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