Reform rabbis

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.

Israel Prize-Winner Disparages Liberal Rabbis

In wake of Israel’s recognition of Reform and Conservative rabbis, Rabbi Chaim Druckman gives them the back of his hand. Exclusive Jewish Week interview.

06/12/2012
Staff Writer

Rabbi Chaim Druckman, this year’s winner of the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement, the country’s highest honor, raised some eyebrows this week with his dismissal of the Israeli government’s decision last week to, for the first time, recognize Conservative and Reform rabbis.

The move, by Israel’s attorney general, not only recognizes them as rabbis but also pays 16 of them who work in rural settings.

Rabbi Chaim Druckman says non-Orthodox clergy “are not rabbis ... and the state realizes they are not rabbis.”

Where Have All The Rabbis Gone?

04/27/2011
Editor and Publisher

One of the little-discussed effects of the economic recession on the Jewish community is that more rabbis in the later stages of their careers are finding themselves out of work.

Gary Rosenblatt
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