With Easter and Passover approaching, I'm re-releasing one of my favourite episodes from 2015.
It's far more common than it used to be to see women in roles such as rabbi or priest. But these hard-won jobs aren't without their frustrations as well as their triumphs. In this show we meet three women. One went straight to her calling from college, the other two are career-changers. We talk about how women are viewed by the congregation, what you can get away with when you preach, and how getting ahead can still be tougher for women - even within denominations where women are accepted as leaders.
Appearance came up much more than I expected during these interviews. These women have to manage their image just as carefully as any corporate executive.
You can also read a transcript of the show.
Further reading: Rabbi Dannielle Leshaw is now senior educator with Hillel International.
You can read more show notes at the original episode page for the show.