Religion alum Rachel Kohl Finegold (’03) becomes Montreal Orthodox shul’s first female clergy.

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April 12th, 2013

Montreal Orthodox shul hires first female clergy

The Candian Jewish News
Janice Arnold, Staff Reporter, Friday, April 12, 2013


Rachel Kohl Finegold

MONTREAL — A woman will soon join the clergy of the Orthodox-practising Congregation Shaar Hashomayim, which has become the first synagogue to announce that it’s hiring a graduate from the inaugural class of a new yeshiva that ordains women.

Rachel Kohl Finegold, 32, who presently serves a Chicago synagogue, will become director of education and spiritual enrichment at the synagogue effective Aug. 1. Among her duties will be speaking “periodically” from the pulpit, leading Torah text classes and visiting the sick and elderly, as well as developing programs for youth and young families.

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