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Interview with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

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Rabbi Toba Spitzer, a 1997 graduate of RRC, was recently interviewed by My Jewish Learning. Recently elected president of the Massachussets Board of Rabbis, Rabbi Spitzer broke new ground a decade ago as president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association — the first LGBTQ person chosen to lead a rabbinic organization. 

In her insightful interview, which can be read by clicking here, Rabbi Spitzer discusses what motivated her to attend RRC, what it was like to enter the rabbinate as a lesbian, and how much has changed in two decades. She also reflects on what individuals and communities can do to combat social inequality.

Rabbi Spitzer is also the author of several insightful pieces on ReconstructingJudaism.org. You can find her profile and a list of her contributions here.  

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