According to Rabbi Sirbu, once the movement began to ordain women, it rested on its laurels. “We didn’t do enough,” she said. “There are a number of issues. Most of us were educated to believe that God is a man, even though that isn’t at all conscious. Even today, we use male God language. The default pronoun for God is he. For many people, the rabbi serves as God’s surrogate, so when you think rabbi you think he. We have to do work with theological imagery so that it either includes both genders or is gender-neutral, because language and theology go hand in hand...."