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A Trip to the “Holy Sparks” Exhibition at HUC

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 11:00 am–12:00 pm


Rabbi Sally Priesand’s ordination as the first woman rabbi in America opened the way across all denominations and around the globe, setting in motion the first steps toward inclusion, diversity, equity, and empowerment of new cohorts redefining Jewish leadership over the past 50 years.

“Holy Sparks” features the works of 24 leading contemporary Jewish women artists evoking the identities and consecrated paths of 24 women rabbis who were “firsts” in their time, including our own Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl.

This art exhibition is a collaboration between HUC-JIR’s Dr. Bernard Heller and Skirball Museums and The Braid, and a culmination of The Braid’s documentation of 200 pioneering women rabbis’ stories, shared online in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Archive.

Join us for a special, private guided tour of the exhibition for Central Synagogue led by our esteemed members and leaders of the Heller Museum, Co-Curator Phyllis Freedman and Curatorial Assistant Susan H. Picker.