Synagogue Welcomes First Female Rabbi | Adath Israel

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

After a two-year search, Congregation Adath Israel hired a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil to lead the synagogue as the 100-year-old parish’s first female rabbi.
Rabbi Nelly Altenburger comes from Congregation B’nai Israel in Danbury, where she served for 14 years. After a decade and a half of leading the Fairfield County synagogue, Altenburger said it came time for a change.