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Oklahoma City synagogue and its rabbi keep on Trekking together

“In Rabbi Abby’s world, the dream was becoming a rabbi. You could say for a teenager growing up on a cattle ranch in central Florida, dreaming of becoming a rabbi, which is dominated by a male world, was really the final frontier.”

Meanwhile, Rabbi Vered Harris, who became Temple B’nai Israel’s first female rabbi in 2012, and Roberta Clark, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City, also shared remarks.

“Thank you for your leadership and guidance. Our community is richer for your 10 years in Oklahoma City and we all, I know, look forward to grow and learn from you,” Clark told Jacobson.

Harris said she felt that she and Jacobson had a sort of “arranged marriage” because they agreed to be friends before they knew each other.