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  • Stanley Gold Speaks on Role of Lay Leadership
    Stanley Gold, former Chair of the HUC-JIR Board of Governors, spoke to HUC-JIR/LA students, faculty, and staff on "The role of lay leadership as change agents in influencing the direction of the Jewish community."
  • HUC-JIR/LA Considers Expansion – The Jewish Journal
    "USC President Sample and I have talked in general terms," said Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., HUC-JIR president. "There are discussions that are taking place in all these areas. But what we have is an extremely friendly relationship. We have been sister institutions for more than 35 years now. The hope on our part is that this relationship can continue to grow even deeper and that it will become stronger in the years ahead."
    Upcoming Events at HUC-JIR
  • Rhea Hirsch School of Education Alumni Kallah and Webinars in February
    The theme for the fifth annual Kallah, February 1st through 3rd, is "Lost in Cultural Translation: Wearing and Carrying Israel in America." On February 14th and 28th, Tali Hyman and Dr. Michael Zeldin will explore the topic of Jewish Identity during two webinars.
  • Homosexuality in the Middle Ages with Maggie Anton, Author of the Rashi's Daughters Series (PDF)
    The Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation will lead a "lunch and learn" at HUC-JIR/LA January 29th with author Maggie Anton.
    HUC-JIR in the News
  • Digging the Bible –
    David Ilan directs the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. He says, "I look and I see shards and something that seems like a building that may be from the ninth or 10th century, but that is as much as I can tell you. You have a biblical text and an archaeologist who wants to find David's palace, and bang, there it is."
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events Across Greater Cleveland – The Plain Dealer
    Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple will honor Dr. King during a Shabbat evening service. Alysa Stanton, who will become the first African-American rabbi ordained by HUC-JIR, will lead the service and deliver the sermon.
  • A Proud Day for HUC-JIR – Express Cincinnati
    HUC-JIR broke ground on the $11.5 million renovation of the Klau Library in October. With 465,000 volumes, the library has the largest collection of printed Judaica in North America.
  • Biblical Marginalia – Nextbook
    Photographer Zeva Oelbaum has so far pointed her large-format camera at a dozen books owned by HUC-JIR/NY on West 4th Street in Manhattan, and is now shooting half a dozen more HUC-JIR volumes with assistance from New York Head Librarian Dr. Phil Miller.
    Spotlight on HUC-JIR's Programs and
    Research Resources
  • The Academy for Adult Interfaith Studies at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Announces Spring 2008 Courses (PDF)
    Classes include "From Ezekiel to Madonna: A Taste of Jewish Mysticism"; "Revelation, Angels, and Reason: The Burning Bush Story Through the Ages"; "The Easter Narratives of Jesus' Burial and Empty Tomb"; "Through Rose-Colored Glasses? King David in the Bible and his Reception in Jewish and Christian Tradition"; ""Faith in a Better World; and "Introduction to Biblical Hebrew".
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