Timeline of women rabbis in the United States

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This is a timeline of women rabbis in the United States.

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Article from the San Francisco Chronicle on October 19, 1898, announcing Ray Frank as a female rabbi
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Ray Frank, 1900.
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1920 newspaper announcing Martha Neumark as the first Jewish woman to be admitted to rabbinical school (colorized)
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Rabbi Barbara Borts
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Ariel Stone
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