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  • Israel Reform Movement to Ordain Five – JTA
    Two to be ordained Friday are native-born Israelis, two were born in the Soviet Union and one is an immigrant from Argentina. They will take up positions in congregations and Reform institutions in Israel and Poland.
  • Reform Reflections: Jerusalem Post Blog by Rabbi Michael Marmur, Dean, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
    The President of the State of Israel, a great man and a visionary for the Israel of tomorrow, will call my boss Rabbi. Then we will all go off to do an even more significant thing: Rabbi Ellenson will place his hands upon the heads of two women and three men and ordain five new Israeli rabbis.
  • Richard Siegel Named Interim Director of the School of Jewish Communal Service at HUC-JIR/LA
    In his position as Interim Director, Siegel will guide faculty in the development of new courses, work with agencies in the Los Angeles area to negotiate internship placements, teach advanced courses, recruit faculty, and develop new programs.
  • Rabbi Suzanne Singer Named Coordinator of Leadership Initiatives at HUC-JIR/LA
    Rabbi Suzanne Singer has been named Coordinator of Leadership Initiatives at HUC-JIR/LA. In announcing her appointment, Dr. Norman Cohen, HUC-JIR Provost, said, "We welcome Rabbi Suzanne Singer, whose work will focus on Social Responsibility and Outreach."
    Spotlight on HUC-JIR's Programs and
    Research Resources
  • Healing and the Jewish Imagination: Spiritual and Practical Perspectives on Judaism and Health.
    Edited by Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., Reviewed by Rabbi Dov Peretz Elkins

    "It is certain that our bodies do not last forever, and that they can't even do everything we want during their physical lifetime," writes Rabbi Cutter, Professor Emeritus of Education and Hebrew Language and Literature, HUC-JIR/LA in the Introduction. "This condition makes life difficult and interesting, and it is a condition that has created much of the search for healing in Jewish tradition."
    HUC-JIR in the News
  • HUC-JIR Tribute Dinner Honors Schwartz November 18 – Express Cincinnati
    On Sunday, November 18, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's (HUC-JIR) 25th Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner will honor local businessman and philanthropist, Theodore L. Schwartz. The event will recognize Mr. Schwartz for his commitment to numerous civic and educational organizations, and for the enduring support he has provided the College-Institute. For more information, click here.
  • Lives Remembered: Charles H. Tobias Jr. – Cincinnati Enquirer
    Tobias was a member of the National Board of Governors and secretary of HUC-JIR. His influence at HUC was such that the national president flew to Cincinnati for his funeral. "He really did leave a pretty nice footprint on Greater Cincinnati," his son said.
  • Welcome to the World of Do-It-Yourself Philanthropy – Jewish Journal
    "Fundraising built only on moments of intense giving, built on a cause or crisis, has a point when it can collapse," said Steven Windmueller, Dean of HUC-JIR/LA.
    Upcoming Events at HUC-JIR
  • HUC-JIR/NY Soup Kitchen Soiree – Thursday December 6, 2007 at 6:15 PM
    The Soup Kitchen was created in 1988 to provide a welcoming place in the West Village where those in need could enjoy a warm meal. Honoring the Jewish tradition of hachnasat orchim, welcoming in guests, we try to create an intimate and comforting atmosphere by serving our guests at their tables, engaging them in conversation, and providing a place of dignity to dine and get the support they deserve and need.
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