Dr. Rebecca T. Alpert


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Dr. Rebecca T. Alpert is Associate Professor of Religion and Women's Studies at Temple University. She is a graduate of Barnard College. She was ordained as a rabbi at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in 1976 and served as dean of students there for ten years. She taught Jewish Studies at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges; at Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey; Gratz College; and The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Rebecca is the co-author (with Jacob Staub) of Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach (1985; rev.ed., 2000), author of Like Bread on the Seder Plate: Jewish Lesbians and the Transformation of Tradition published by Columbia University Press (1997), editor of Voices of the Religious Left: A Contemporary Sourcebook for Temple University Press (2000) and co-editor (with Sue Elwell and Shirley Idelson) of Lesbian Rabbis: The First Generation published by Rutgers University Press in 2001. She has written numerous articles on Jewish medical ethics and contemporary Jewish life, published in Tikkun, Judaism, Shofar , and The Journal of American Ethnic History. She is currently at work on a book about Jews and baseball. 

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