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  • Sheri Sable Named Director of Development, Midwest Region, at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati
    Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of HUC-JIR, has announced the appointment of Sheri Sable as Director of Development, Midwest Region, at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, as of March 1, 2008.
  • HUC-JIR Alumni Council Meets at New York Campus
    Alumni leaders from each of the College-Institute's alumni associations, representing rabbinical, cantorial, education, communal service, and graduate studies alumni, come together annually.
  • Rabbi Shena Potter Jaffee, Regional Director of Admissions and Recruitment at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, Leads Recruitment Efforts throughout Midwest
    Eighteen potential HUC-JIR applicants spent a weekend with faculty and staff at the Cincinnati campus, and several stayed to attend classes the following Monday. Rabbi Jaffee also represented HUC-JIR at a BBYO convention in Chicago, and on the campus of Indiana University.
  • Winifred Louise Barrows Died at Age 88
    'Winnie' Barrows served on the board of overseers at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati and started a scholarship fund that endows the Jacob Rader Marcus Archives Reading Room.
    Upcoming Events at HUC-JIR
  • The Whole Megillah: New Images from an Old Book, Drawings by David Wander, Opens at HUC-JIR/NY with Reception and Lecture on Thursday, March 13, 2008
    David Wander's complete Megillat Esther is an accordion book, measuring 55 feet when fully extended, in which Wander has rendered and inscribed contemporary and ancient interpretations of the story of Purim.
  • Upcoming HUC-JIR Faculty Lectures

    Dr. Eugene Borowitz will speak at Congregation B'nai Israel in Bridgeport, Connecticut on March 8, 2008 and at Shaaray Tefila in Manhattan on March 10, 2008.

    Dr. Stanley Nash will speak at Hunter College in Manhattan, on March 7, 2008.
    HUC-JIR in the News
  • Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati Documentary Features HUC-JIR Alum; Plum Street Temple
    The new documentary Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati showcases the art and architecture preserved in Greater Cincinnati's temples, churches, and mosques. The section on Plum Street Temple features an interview with Rabbi Lewis H. Kamrass, C '85. Sacred Spaces of Greater Cincinnati was first broadcast Sunday, March 2 and is being rebroadcast several times in the coming weeks.
  • Q&A With Judy Chicago – The St. Louis Jewish Light
    Judy Chicago has found a way to blend her sensibilities as both a woman and a Jew through her artistic creations. Judy Chicago: Jewish Identity was edited by Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Director of the HUC-JIR/NY Museum and was published by HUC-JIR/NY. Laura Kruger, Museum curator, wrote an essay for this work.
  • Researcher Says Lost Ark of the Covenant Found – The Long Beach Press Telegram
    In 2,500 years, many treasure seekers have risked their lives and fortunes trying to locate the Ark. And many claims have been made about the location of arguably the most important religious artifact in history. Beatrice Lawrence, an instructor at HUC-JIR/LA says, "The theories abound, but there is no evidence to support any theory over the other."
    Spotlight on HUC-JIR's Programs and
    Research Resources
  • Summer Modern Hebrew Institute at HUC-JIR/NY Offers Four Courses for All Levels
    These courses are ideal for anyone preparing to take the Hebrew Proficiency test for the rabbinical, cantorial, and education schools at HUC-JIR, and for the individual who wants to rapidly master the basics of reading, writing, and speaking Modern Hebrew.
  • Lunchtime Scholar Series at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Open to Public (PDF)
    John H. Walton, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College will speak March 12, and Dr. Mark Kligman, Professor of Jewish Musicology at HUC-JIR/NY will speak April 30.
  • Travels in American Jewish History: AJA Trip to Denver May 21-25, 2008 (PDF)
    The American Jewish Archives, located at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, along with the URJ, is sponsoring a trip to historic Denver, Colorado. Participants will be able to examine Denver's Jewish heritage while studying with the foremost scholars of American Jewish History.
    Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation's oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and communal service professionals and offers graduate and post-graduate degree programs for scholars of all faiths. With campuses in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, and Jerusalem, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise renowned library, archive, and museum collections, the American Jewish Archives, biblical archaeology excavations, research centers and institutes, and academic publications. HUC-JIR invites the community to an array of cultural and educational programs that illuminate Jewish history, culture, and contemporary creativity, and foster interfaith and multi-ethnic understanding. Visit us at
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