Conservative Rabis

Major Pay Gap For Reform Women Rabbis

Despite movement’s stated commitment to equal pay, women earn as much as $43,000 less than their male colleagues.

06/26/2012
Staff Writer
Forty years after Sally Priesand became the Reform movement’s first woman rabbi, Reform women rabbis continue to dramatically trail their male counterparts in pay. A study conducted by the movement’s Central Conference of American Rabbis found that women earn as much as $43,000 less annually. The study also documented the relatively small number of women rabbis leading large Reform congregations.
“We are fighting today for some of the same issues I fought for 40 years ago,” says Rabbi Sally Priesand.
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