Jean Bloch Rosensaft

Jean Bloch Rosensaft is assistant vice president for communications and public affairs at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and curator of the traveling exhibition “Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergen-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950” available through the HUC-JIR Museum.

Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate

Jean Bloch Rosensaft
April 28, 2022
On June 3, 1972, Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as the first woman rabbi in North America. To celebrate this milestone in Jewish and American history, HUC's Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in New York partnered with The Braid's Story Archive of Women Rabbis in Los Angeles to create the exhibition "Holy Sparks," presenting 24 ground-breaking women rabbis who were "firsts" in their time.