Rabbi Angela Buchdahl embodies the new leadership of progressive Judaism. Harmonizing innovation with ancient traditions earned her a spot on the Forward 50.
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What makes people nervous about Rabbi Angela Buchdahl isn’t that she is so young, or a woman. No, it’s because she talks about God.
Angela Warnick Buchdahl was named Senior Rabbi of Manhattan’s Central Synagogue last night in a unanimous vote by the synagogue’s Board of Trustees, making her the first Asian-American leader of one of the nation’s largest Reform synagogues. Buchdahl currently serves as the synagogue’s Senior Cantor and will succeed Senior Rabbi Peter Rubinstein, who announced his retirement in March after leading the synagogue for 23 years.
Angela Buchdahl is the first Asian-American rabbi and a candidate for the top spot at the venerable Central Synagogue. She symbolizes the increasing diversity of American Jewry.