Being Human, Not Being 'First,' Is Most Important to Rabbi Sally
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, March 17, 1972-41
believe I would go through with work in the congregation? Women ing, she said. "I have a thing about
By CHARLOTTE DUBIN
are involved in adult education, in rabbis being human. It's over-
Rabbi Sally kept her cool despite it, but now she carries all sorts of sisterhood work and so on. But looked these days. I hope I never
lingering traces of flu,- a sister- clippings' about her daughter the when it comes to decisions, they get so wrapped up in other things
bood speaking engagement and
have no say. Boards look at them that I forget to be human."
four radio, TV and press inter- her family.
For all her emphasis on the
Actually, the person who had as complete idiots."
Rabbi Sally had some strong importance of women in Jewish
the profoundest effect on her
Surprisingly, despite her fre-
views on the liturgy as well. "Look life, Rabbi Sally has a very
was a man, not a woman. "Dr.
quent exposure to . the public, Sally
Nelson Glueck (the late presi- at the words they use in the feminine view about marriage. "I
Priesand is a - really nice „girl. If
prayerbook. Why can't we use wouldn't mind marrying a rabbi,
dent of Hebrew Union College)
anyone is equipped to handle the
words like ancestors instead of but there would be some disad-
was responsible for my making
title of rabbi—which she will do of-
fathers, or humankind instead of vantages. I wouldn't want a com-
it this far.. He always hoped to
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mankind?" she lalighed. "I sup- petitive atmosphere. If we were to
fically - in. , June--tbis 25-year-old have a woman rabbi. We never
and Prompt Service
honey blond, leaves the impression discussed it that much. But his
pose I'm guilty of the same thing. have the same congregation, I
Call Me of
The other day, I found myself would prefer to be his assistant,
eyes spoke everything-Wm wife
reading 'Help us struggle manfully' not his equaL"
Rabbi - Sally, 4s -ahe;piefers.-..t.6
told me later that he had hoped
in the Union Prayer Book."
be called,rwas in. Detroit Monde), ' to live to ordain me. His death
Rabbi Sally has no doubt that,
She is a strong believer in
to addresS the- SisterhOod - of Tern-
when the time comes, she will be
came as a great shock."
Weddingt - Bar MitzVas
ple Beth EL From herei she was
to handle both rabbinic ca-
Not all officials, or students, at
We Como to Your Homo
girls, not only in the area of Bar
on her way-..to visit: Temple Beth Hebrew Union C
reer and family. "I'll keep a
ollege took her
and Bat ltlitzva. The ceremony
Israel in JacXson, where she served seriously. "Most thought I came
nursery next to my study," she
of brit mila (circumcision)
as student rabbi for a year prior to look for a husband. They let
said with a smile.
should be private, she feels, with
to her present_ internship at the me in because they thought I'd
a ceremony accompanying the
Stephen Wise.. Temple in -Cincin
never Make it -through." -But after
naming of both boys and girls.
she had proved herself academi-
Although Rabbi Sally doesn't
She is fond of .the iackson cally, being near the top of her
herself as a feminist, --she's
congregation; _ whose - board class, she won -grudging support. regard
ON WED.,- MARCH 29 4S THURS., MAR. 30
readily acce p ted her, and said When there's an occasional in- in sympathy with those goals that
regard for every human
that eventually she would like stance of discrimination, several
IN THE SOCIAL HALL OF THE , NEW
to have - that .kind of- temple. of her.male colleagues complain In
don't care if what I'm doing is .a
-her behalf, without even consult- new trend (two girls are cur-
For now --tioweier,- .
the duties of assistant rabbi at the ing her first. And having a sense rently enrolled in HUC rabbinic
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Wise Temple,• one _of the: nation's, of humor, one -of her strongest programs). The important thing is
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most prominent "I suppose the assets, has seen her through many if a woman wants to do it, she
biggest pre:bleak rye -faced is 'the a tough situation.
should be able to." If anything,
shock that people express-when I -- Rabbi •ally_ has addressed Or- a woman rabbi can add the ingre-
CANTOR SHABTAI ACKERMAN W1LL:-_
enter the pulpit,"-Ent Rabbi Sally's thodintoligiegations, but she sus- dient of compassion to her call-
CHANT THE HAGADAH
been at Wise since August, and pects that there. won't be a rush
after delivering two. sermons a to follow her example in Orthodox
month, "they're' getting :used to ranks.?"One rabbi in Israel ad-
me." The .senio.r . rabbi, Albert mitted- .there's nothing in Jewish
Goldman, "hai been-extremely* fair Iasi against it, but he feels we
and given :Me the _opportunity to don't need it"
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do everything -that a rabbi does."
Doei she feel there is discrimina-
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KASHRUTH SUPERVISION BY THE COUNCIL OF ORTHODOX RABBIS
As to counseling, one of the tion in Judaism? Rabbi Sally an-
most important functions of a rabbi, swered that one carefully. - "'Men
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"the problem- is not „that I'm a and -women are supposedly on the
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When she entered Hebrew Union participation in Jewish life, there's
IS Years. Downtown
College, the Reform rabbinical Reform Judaism. •
"After all, who does all the
seminary, after receiving a bache-
lors degree from the University of
Cincinnati, "I never thought about
being first. I didn't go into this to
champion women's rights. I had•
nothing to be liberated from. My
parents were liberated'• they in-
stilled the attitude within me that
I could do it."
A minute of laughter ... a long distance call. That's
Sally later modified that state-
ment. "My father, who died four
all it takes to turn somebody's whole day around.
years ago, was always the most
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excited about this. He was posi-
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