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  • Deborah Shapiro Named Regional Director of Admissions and Recruitment at HUC-JIR/LA
    Shapiro, who has an MA in Jewish Communal Service from HUC-JIR and an MPA from USC, began work this week at the Los Angeles campus. Previously, she worked for Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in Washington, D.C.
  • Rabbi Dalia Marx at Abraham Geiger College
    Rabbi Dalia Marx, PhD., Lecturer of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, is the guest professor of the German Academic Exchange Service at Abraham Geiger College/Potsdam University for the 2007-08 academic year. She follows Rabbi Sam Joseph, who taught for several months there this past spring, as part of a new agreement fostering academic exchange between HUC-JIR and the Geiger College.
    Upcoming Events at HUC-JIR
  • December 12-16, 2007: The URJ Biennial Convention
    Exceptional scholars from HUC-JIR – Dr. Rachel Adler, Rabbi Sam Joseph, Dr. David Levine, and Dr. Aaron Panken, will lead the Biennial in study.
  • HUC-JIR/New York Museum Extends Susan Dehan Felix Exhibit Now Through January 27, 2008
    Flamed Earth: The Ritual Objects of Susan Dehan Felix will be on display at the HUC-JIR/NY Museum through January 27, 2008.
    Spotlight on HUC-JIR's Programs and
    Research Resources
  • HUC-JIR Stateside Campus Kick-offs
    New student orientation has begun, and the Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York campuses of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion are beginning the academic year. Classes begin Monday.
    HUC-JIR in the News
  • HUC-JIR's Leadership Institute for Congregational School Principals Featured in the Jewish Week
    At teacher's conferences, graduate schools and think tanks across the country, best practices and new ideas for how to educate the next generation of Jews is an important, evergreen debate.
  • Rethinking - And Revitalizing - Religious Schools – Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
    The Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles is working with the Experiment in Congregational Education's Re-Imagine project, a program created by HUC-JIR's Rhea Hirsch School of Education to improve religious schools.
  • Day School Teacher Program Seeks to Improve Quality of Instruction – Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
    DeLeT, which means "door" in Hebrew, is a 13-month fellowship designed to recruit and train high-caliber Jewish day school teachers. The program is offered in Los Angeles and San Francisco through the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR/LA and at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
  • Five Rabbis Ordained in London, Symbolize Movement's Global Connections, from the WUPJ Newsletter
    London's Leo Baeck College recently ordained five new rabbis from a variety of countries and backgrounds, capping five years of study that included a year at the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
  • Graduate of HUC-JIR's Para-Rabbinic Program to Conduct Services at Newly Established Frisco Synagogue, from the Texas Jewish Post
    "The families that came together as B'nai's steering committee all have the same goal: to develop, grow and maintain Jewish life in Frisco and its surrounding communities that are not being served."
  • Rabbi Ordained at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem Opening New Reform Synagogue in St. Petersburg – JTA
    The opening of a new Reform synagogue in St. Petersburg will usher in a new era for the movement in Russia.
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