Eveline Goodman-Thau

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Eveline Goodman-Thau.

Eveline Goodman-Thau was the first female rabbi in Austria, a job she began in 2001.[1][2] She was born in Vienna.[3] Eveline survived the Holocaust by hiding with her family in the Netherlands. She was privately ordained in Jerusalem in October 2000 by Orthodox rabbi Jonathan Chipman.[4][5] She later led the liberal Jewish community in Vienna for one year beginning in 2001.[3]

In 1999 she was the founding director of the Herman Cohen Academy for European Jewish Studies in Buchen, Odenwald, Germany.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Austria Gets First Female Rabbi". Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Religionen : Weltfrieden .: Goodman-Thau". Religionenundweltfrieden.de. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  3. ^ a b c "Faculty Forum - A very special welcome to Rabbi Eveline Goodman-Thau". SPME. 2000-10-18. Archived from the original on 2012-04-27. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  4. ^ "Eastern Suffolk BOCES School Library System Union Catalog". Sks.sirs.es.vrc.scoolaid.net. 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  5. ^ "Ordained As Rabbis, Women Tell Secret - New York Times". Nytimes.com. 2000-12-21. Retrieved 2012-02-18.