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Rabbi Linda Joy HoltzmanLinda Joy Holtzman

On August 1, 1979, Linda Joy Holtzman became presiding rabbi of the congregation Beth Israel in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, making her the first woman to head a congregation in the United States.

Left: Rabbi Holtzman is fitted for a robe shortly after her appointment.

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