Some Rabbi news of note:
The CCAR will install Rabbi Ellen Weinberg Dreyfus of Homewood, IL as their new president at its 120th convention in Jerusalem next week. A few notable significances here:
Out here in Chicago-land, we’re kvelling that another hometown rav is stepping up. (Outgoing prez Rabbi Peter Knobel hails from Evanston, IL).
It’s also worth mentioning, as the JTA points out, that with Rabbi Dreyfus’ ascension, three of the four main American rabbinical associations will have women at the helm: the RA recently named Rabbi Julie Schonfeld as its new executive vice president and Rabbi Toba Spitzer is the current president of the RRA (soon to be replaced by Rabbi Yael Ridberg in March.)
RCA, you ready to make it four out of four?