HUFFINGTON POST
06/21/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Alyssa Stanton, First African-American Jewish Rabbi, To Be Ordained In June

Growing up in a black, Pentecostal family in Cleveland, Alysa Stanton never imagined the day when she would be preparing to be ordained as a Jewish rabbi.

But that day will come June 6 for the single mother who will be ordained by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, becoming the first African-American female rabbi in the world.

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