First African-American Woman Rabbi

A long-time reader, frequent commenter, and even more frequent “answerer” of Tar Heel trivia postings emailed the following link to me recently:

A black woman’s journey to the rabbinate in North Carolina

In June, Alysa Stanton will become the first African-American woman to be ordained as a rabbi. In August, she will assume her duties at Congregation Bayt Shalom in Greenville, North Carolina, making her the “first African-American rabbi to lead a majority white congregation.”

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