Would She Consider Coming to Savannah?

Alysa Stanton-Ogulnick is proud to be black, proud to be a woman and proud to be a 45-year-old single mother who raised her adopted child on her own. And when she’s ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion next May, she’ll be the world’s first black female rabbi. Read the rest of her amazing JTA story here.

I already love her because she’s dedicated to living Jewishly in an authentic, creative way, but the fact that she recently shed over a hundred pounds gives her an ability to relate to people’s real issues that is going to serve her future congregation well. I predict Reb Stanton-Ogulnick will attract many Jews who have dropped out of sight from synagogue back to the fold – ’cause everyone adores an outlaw.

5 thoughts on “Would She Consider Coming to Savannah?

  1. She came and performed a show about her life at our synagogue for Martin Luther King Jr. day (we have a big mitzvah day every year on MLK day). She was amazing, and is a really interesting person. I bet she’d come to your shul.

  2. I’ll see if I can get her contact number from my husband if you are really serious about bringing her – email me at ezerknegdo at gmail dot com she really was phenomenal.

  3. Can we get her take over at moldy Mikve Israel? God knows the place can use some fresh blood and a hipper ‘tude. The place is stiffer than Ron Jeremy.

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