Alysa Stanton

Alysa Stanton

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alysa Stanton (born c. 1964) is an African-American Jew. On June 6, 2009, she was ordained as the first African-American female rabbi. In August 2009 she began work as a rabbi at Congregation Bayt Shalom, a small majority-white synagogue in Greenville, North Carolina, making her the first African-American rabbi to lead a majority-white congregation. Stanton converted to Judaism at age 24 and first studied and worked as a psychotherapist. Stanton was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Denver, Colorado, with her family at the age of 11. Although raised a Pentecostal Christian, when she was 24, Stanton converted to Judaism after considering several Eastern religions. She has said she was "born Jewish-just not to a Jewish womb."
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136727471
  • 9786136727479