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  • Peter J. Weidhorn Elected Chair of the Union for Reform Judaism; Inducted onto HUC-JIR Board of Governors
    Weidhorn was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism, the top lay leadership position in the Reform Movement, during its Biennial Convention in San Diego, CA, in December. He was inducted onto the HUC-JIR Board of Governors at its Los Angeles meeting on Monday, February 4th.
  • HUC-JIR Alum to be Featured on ABC's 20-20 Next Friday Night
    Rabbi Louis Feldstein was interviewed for a featured story on "Bodies: The Exhibition." 20-20 will air next Friday evening February 15, 2008 at 10:00 p.m.
  • Rare Snowfall in Jerusalem: Photographer Documents a Covered HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
    Avi Linden took photos of this rare weather event at the Jerusalem campus.
    Upcoming Events at HUC-JIR
  • 2008 Dr. Fritz Bamberger Memorial Lecture "Opening the Door to the Deep" – Creating a Women's Torah Commentary Thursday March 6, 2008 at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
    The co-editors of the Women of Reform Judaism's The Torah: A Women's Commentary explore the challenges involved in composing this ground-breaking volume, incorporating new critical approaches, feminism, innovative research, and the insights of several hundred women scholars, clergy, poets, and writers.
  • Dr. Gary P. Zola to Launch Lincoln Bicentennial in Ohio, Friday February 8, 2008
    Dr. Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Associate Professor of the Amerian Jewish Experience at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati.
  • Fiddler on the Roof Lyricist Sheldon Harnick and Conductor Judith Clurman at SSM's Masters Series February 20, 2008
    The Masters Series provides the HUC-JIR community with the opportunity to learn from Jewish musicians and artists.
    HUC-JIR in the News
  • Thousands Lay Tefillin in World Wide Wrap – JTA
    HUC-JIR hosted the event. Money raised by wrap participants will buy tefillin and mezuzot that the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs will bring to Conservative congregations in Argentina later this month.
  • Eye of the Collector – Tulsa World
    Some of the most important artists of the 19th and 20th centuries caught "The Eye of the Collector" – namely, Sigmund Balka, a New York attorney who amassed an impressive collection of work by Jewish artists and donated his collection to the HUC-JIR Museum in NY, which has put together the exhibit that opens Sunday at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa.
  • Rabbi to Offer Support Group with a Jewish Flavor – The Jewish Standard
    Rabbi Harvey Rosenfeld, N. '74, religious leader of Congregation Beth Am in Teaneck and a trained social worker, holds a certificate in pastoral counseling from the Post-Graduate Center for Mental Health, an independent institution whose pastoral counseling program is affiliated with the doctor of ministry program at the HUC-JIR.
  • Workshop Looks at Liturgy – The Enquirer
    The workshop features experts on practices of Catholic and Jewish worship. "Lamentations: Music, Text and Interpretations" is presented by Hebrew Union College-University of Cincinnati Center for the Study of Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems, the Catacoustic Consort and UC's College-Conservatory of Music.
    Spotlight on HUC-JIR's Programs and
    Research Resources
  • Kalsman Institute On Judaism and Health Update
    Rabbi Julie Pelc, in her first six months as assistant director, has linked the Kalsman Institute to a new network of peers and teachers who are working at the intersection of Judaism and health. She and Director Michelle Prince have been working with Kalsman Partners from around the country, Israel and South America, and HUC-JIR students.
  • Report on the Academic Coalition for Jewish Bioethics
    The ACJB is a joint project on Jewish Bioethics and is a joint venture of ethics centers and related programs at HUC-JIR, American Jewish University, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Shalom Hartman Institute, The Jewish Theological Seminary, and University of Pennsylvania - Center for Bioethics.
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