Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D. is the first woman to earn tenure at her alma mater, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s New York Rabbinical School, where she is professor emerita of history. She serves as chair of the Jewish Women’s Archive board and publishes widely on gender and the Jewish experience, including Sisterhood: A Centennial History of Women of Reform Judaism. She is currently writing a narrative non-fiction work on bat mitzvah, which will appear in 2022. To share your bat mitzvah story, visit her website.

Out of the Shadows and Beyond the Fear: Zelophehad’s Daughters’ Daughters

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

July 6, 2020
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States this year, Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., is sharing eight chapters of an "alternative Book of Numbers” designed to tell the stories of Jewish women who combined civic engagement with Jewish values in a 40-year struggle “in the wilderness”

Finding Inspiration in the Jewish Women Who Came Before Us

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

July 1, 2020
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States this year, Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., is sharing eight chapters of an "alternative Book of Numbers” designed to tell the stories of Jewish women who combined civic engagement with Jewish values in a 40-year struggle “in the wilderness”

Another Miriam Worth Remembering

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

June 15, 2020
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States this year, Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., is sharing eight chapters of an "alternative Book of Numbers” designed to tell the stories of Jewish women who combined civic engagement with Jewish values in a 40-year struggle “in the wilderness” to pass the 19th Amendment.​

Not All Rebellions Look (or End) Like Korach's Did

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

June 15, 2020
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States this year, Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., is sharing eight chapters of an "alternative Book of Numbers” designed to tell the stories of Jewish women who combined civic engagement with Jewish values in a 40-year struggle “in the wilderness” to pass the 19th Amendment.​

Promised Land Delayed: Meet the Jewish Suffragist Who Changed History

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Carole B. Balin, Ph.D.

June 10, 2020
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States this year, Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., is sharing eight chapters of an "alternative Book of Numbers” designed to tell the stories of Jewish women who combined civic engagement with Jewish values in a 40-year struggle “in the wilderness”