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HUC-JIR Alumni Gathering
HUC-JIR Jerusalem Campus
Join us at our 2015 Alumni Gathering! Taking place on Saturday, July 4th from 4:30 - 8:30 pm at our Jerusalem campus, this year’s Gathering will focus on “The Joy of Hebrew.”
16:15  Registration (Library)
16:30  Welcome: Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem (Library)
16:45  Why Hebrew Matters: Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President
17:15  דוב וקוף שווים?Lesson of Biblical Grammar*: Dr. Yossi Leshem, Professor of Bible
18:00  Workshops:
  • Hebrew Writers Talk to God: From Brenner to Keret: Rivki Rosner, Year-In-Israel Hebrew Teacher
  • Hebrew for Teaching Jewish Values: Rabbi Ofek Meir, Director, Israeli Rabbinical Program
  • Beyond Yehuda Amichai: God and Jewish Sources in Contemporary Israeli Poetry*: Professor Ruchama Weiss, Director, Blaustein Center
  • Ancient Texts in Contexts: The Story of the Hebrew Alphabet: Dr. Yifat Teherani, Senior Fellow at the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology
  • How Do You Say Tiyul? Touring Israel in Hebrew: Dganit Timor Jenshil, Director of Community Relations
19:15  Seuda Sh’lishit (Academic Courtyard)
20:20  The Journeys We Are On: The Importance of Alumni as Recruiters: Rabbi Haim Shalom, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
20:30  Havdallah (Academic Courtyard)
* Presented in Hebrew
July 2015
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