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First black female rabbi to leave congregation

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/religion/article/first_black_female_rabbi_to_leave_congregation_20110106

The first African-American female rabbi will leave her congregation this summer. Rabbi Alysa Stanton's contract with Congregation Bayt Shalom in Greenville, S.C., was not renewed, the Forward reported Thursday. "We felt Rabbi Stanton has brought a lot of gifts to the congregation, but we felt she wasn’t a good fit for the direction we’re going,” board president Samantha Pilot told the Forward. “I can tell you with certainty that race -- I never heard that come up once during her tenure or now. It’s a non-issue."

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