Oral history interview with Kate Speizer, 2017  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Speizer, Kate
Oral history interview with Kate Speizer
2017 (inclusive)
1 audio file (WAV format)
Collection Number
6257 (Accession No. 6257-001)
Oral history of a reform rabbi in Seattle
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
Access Restrictions

The collection is entirely digital and can be accessed only on the Libraries' Digital Collection website.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Kate Speizer is a rabbi at Temple de Hirsch Sinai working in Adult Engagement and Endless Opportunities in Bellevue and Seattle, Washington. She was born on May 29, 1976 in Santa Clara, California and grew up in Los Gatos, California where she and her family were founding members of the Shir Hidash reform congregation. She attended college at the University of Arizona and studied marketing at the Eller School. She worked briefly in the technology field before pursuing rabbinical training at Hebrew Union College. She served at Cornell University as the first female rabbi before moving to Seattle to serve at Temple de Hirsch Sinai.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Oral history interview conducted by Nancy Blase on July 17, 2017.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Alternative Forms Available

Listen to the audio recording and view the transcript of this interview on the Libraries Digital Collections site.

Restrictions on Use

Creator's copyrights transferred to the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Jewish religious education--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Jewish women--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Women rabbis--Washington (State)--Seattle
  • Personal Names :
  • Speizer, Kate--Interviews
  • Corporate Names :
  • Temple De Hirsch Sinai (Seattle, Wash
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • Blase, Nancy,   interviewer (interviewer.)