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Leonard Rogoff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807833759

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807895993_rogoff

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Sunbelt Jews Natives and Newcomers 1968–2009

Sunbelt Jews Natives and Newcomers 1968–2009

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(p.299) 6 Sunbelt Jews Natives and Newcomers 1968–2009
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Leonard Rogoff

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DOI:10.5149/9780807895993_rogoff.9

This chapter discusses the time when Judith Schindler left New York for Charlotte in 1998. Judith confessed the move “was a leap of faith,” like getting married or becoming a rabbi. Three years earlier she had been ordained at Hebrew Union College in New York. Judith had intended to be a clinical psychologist but felt spiritually drawn to a profession that historically had been closed to women. While serving as an associate rabbi in Scarsdale, New York, she had met Chip Wallach, a banker, and they decided to marry. Their ambition, like many of their generation, was to be a two-career family. When they considered Wall Street for him and a New York synagogue for her, they felt uncomfortable with big-city pressures.

Keywords:   Judith Schindler, New York, Charlotte, Hebrew Union College, Chip Wallach, two-career family, big-city pressures

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