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First Woman Heads Reform Conference

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/first_woman_heads_reform_conference_20030404

Rabbi Janet Marder has a surprising confession for someone who is making history as the first woman president of the Reform movement's 1,800-member Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). She's seriously shy. "I had years of stage fright before I had to stand up in a crowd," said Marder, senior rabbi at Reform Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, near San Jose. "I still get pretty nervous."

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