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  • David Ellenson on "Conservative Judaism at a Crossroads" — from the Forward
    Rabbi Ellenson, President of HUC-JIR says, "The need for the Conservative Judaism to succeed in galvanizing a non-fundamentalistic and egalitarian commitment to commandment and community on the part of American Jews who remain in need of meaning and structure constitutes the greatest contribution the Conservative movement can yet make to American Jewish life."
  • New St. Petersburg Reform Synagogue a First in Russia
    Recent HUC-JIR/Jerusalem alumnus Rabbi Stas Wojciechowicz will lead the congregation. Reform leaders and members of the city's Progressive community hope that the new synagogue and its passionate young rabbi will portend a sea change for post-Soviet Jewry.
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  • Utah Teenagers Begin Talmud Study
    Danny Burkeman, a rabbinical student at HUC-JIR/LA, worked with two teenagers at his student pulpit in Ogden, Utah when the youths decided to begin studying Talmud.
  • Papers of the U.S. Marine Corps' First Jewish Chaplain Donated to the American Jewish Archives at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati
    The collection includes Rabbi Gittelsohn's correspondence, writings and sermons–including the prayer he delivered on March 26, 1945 at the dedication of the Iwo Jima cemetery and memorial.
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  • Rabbi Albert A. Goldman, Leader in Interfaith Relations, Died at Age 92
    Rabbi Goldman, Rabbi Emeritus of the Isaac M. Wise Temple in Cincinnati and a civil rights leader, died Aug. 13 at his home.
  • Interfaith Pioneer Rabbi Klenicki Knighted By Pope for Historic Contributions to Jewish-Catholic Relations
    A renowned scholar and theologian, Rabbi Klenicki joins a select group of living Jews, and only a handful of rabbis, who have been so honored by the Vatican. Rabbi Klenicki was ordained at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati in 1967.
  • Dancing Our Way Home, HUC-JIR's Rabbi Larry Hoffman in the Jewish Week
    "This week's sedra contrasts living in fear of what we have to hide with reaching the point where we have removed all falsity, becoming a beacon of wholeness for others to emulate," writes Rabbi Hoffman, a professor of liturgy at HUC-JIR/NY.
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  • Moshe Zabari: Scripture as Sculpture to open at HUC-JIR Museum in NY
    HUC-JIR/NY will host an opening reception Tuesday, September 4, 2007, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for the Israeli artist's show featuring sculpture and Judaica inspired by the Bible.
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