By Simon Rocker, May 13, 2010
After more than a century, women in the Federation of Synagogues are set to get the vote in synagogue elections.
Leaders of the Orthodox organisation, founded in 1887, are planning to change its constitution to enable the move later this year.
It was over 30 years ago when the Federation's then rabbinic leader, Dayan Michael Fisher, reaffirmed the bar on women's participation in elections. But now the head of the Federation Beth Din, Dayan Yisroel Lichtenstein, has given his approval for change.