Honors Abound for Rabbi Shankman

Rabbi Sue Shankman on the bima

There’s no need to tell us, but a pair of organizations has seen the work done by our own Rabbi Sue Shankman and are honoring her in the coming weeks. The Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) is honoring one representative from each of its 11-member faith communities (Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.) as part of a series on “Women Leaders of Faith.” In recognition of her leadership of WHC, leadership in the broader community, and dedication to interfaith work, Rabbi Shankman was a unanimous choice for this year’s cohort. 

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The series kicks off Thursday, March 10, from 7:00-8:30 pm, as Rabbi Shankman joins a conversation with Kathryn Colton (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), moderated by Jacqueline Fuller, of Interfaith Connections. Tickets are available for this online discussion as well as two additional panels on March 17 and 24. IFC’s month honoring women of faith culminates on Thursday, March 31 with an in-person program at WHC. The event will feature a keynote address by Rev. Carole Crumley, an Episcopal priest and Senior Program Director at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, moderated by Amber Khan, from WAMU’s Interfaith Voices Radio program. Washington Hebrew has a rich history with the IFC: its annual Unity Walk kicks off in Kaufmann Sanctuary, and we serve as the home of its annual Interfaith Concert.  

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Rabbi Shankman will also be honored by Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) at their Women’s Empowerment Awards Event on Friday, May 13. WRJ is dedicated to celebrating the power of women and helping women discover and raise their voices for social good. Rabbi Shankman is one of 10 women from across the country being recognized for their work to strengthen the voices of others, including women and girls, empowering them to advocate for progressive Jewish values. We invite you to join us in celebrating Rabbi Shankman at this inspiring virtual event. Registration is open now.

Kol hakavod (way to go), Rabbi Shankman on your well-deserved recognition!