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In Memoriam: Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., z”l
May 19, 1964 – May 5, 2018

Rabbi Aaron Panken Teaching at HUC-JIR/New York

Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute (HUC-JIR), served as the 12th President in HUC-JIR’s 143-year history. Dr. Panken was a distinguished rabbi and scholar, dedicated teacher, and exemplary leader of the Reform Movement for nearly three decades. Rabbi Panken strove for ongoing innovation and creativity in strengthening HUC-JIR as the intellectual center of Progressive Judaism worldwide.

Remembering Rabbi Panken

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Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., 12th President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, z”l

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Funeral of Rabbi Panken with Eulogies Delivered by His Family, Colleagues, and Friends

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Inauguration of Rabbi Aaron Panken

Rabbi Panken’s Inaugural Address Delivered on June 8, 2014

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Rabbi Aaron Panken Addresses HUC-JIR/New York Graduation

Rabbi Panken’s Last Graduation Address Delivered on May 3, 2018

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Learning from Rabbi Panken

Rabbi Aaron Panken in the HUC-JIR/New York Synagogue

Accessing the Divine: One Minute of Wonder with Rabbi Panken


Torah and Yad at HUC-JIR/New York

In His Own Words: Selected Writings by Rabbi Panken

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A page of Talmud

Jewish Texts Matter: A Podcast with Rabbi Panken


Rabbi Aaron Panken at the Hartman Institute

The Future of Liberal Judaism in North America: Rabbi Panken’s Vision

Learning in Memory of Rabbi Panken:
30/30 Sheloshim for Sheloshim - 30 Minutes of Text Study in Honor of Rabbi Panken’s Sheloshim

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Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D.: Hatikva, Israel's National Anthem: Its Sources and the Roots of Hope


Rabbi Susan Silverman

Dr. Alyssa Gray: (Judicial) Ethics for the Rest of Us: Bavli Shevuot 30b-31a


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Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D.: When Rules Are Not Enough: How Rabbis Fill the Gaps in the Torah


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Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D.: This Is Torah and This Is its Reward! A Feminist Response to Suffering