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Jackie Tabick


  Female      British      Clergyman



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Jacqueline "Jackie" Tabick (born 1948) is a British Reform rabbi. She became Britain's first female rabbi in 1975. She is Convenor of the Movement for Reform Judaism's Beit Din, the first woman in the role.

Born in Dublin, Tabick spent most of her early life in England[3] and grew up in the community of South West Essex & Settlement Reform Synagogue. After reading Medieval History for her degree at University College London, she enrolled at the Leo Baeck College where she completed her rabbinical training. She graduated to become Britain's first female rabbi in 1975.

Starting as the assistant rabbi at West London Synagogue under Rabbi Hugo Gryn, she left in 1998 to became the rabbi of North West Surrey Synagogue.[2] She held this position until July 2013, combining it with her role, since 2012, as the first female Convenor of the Reform Movement's Beit Din. She has previously been the Movement's vice-president and is patron of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality (JCORE)...


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