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Challenges of Faith in Our Time: "Three Great Historical Moments of Reform Judaism in America"

Drs. Borowitz, Dr. Zola, and Sabath Beit-Halachmi discuss Reform Judaism's historical role in the American Civil Rights Movement.

Eugene B. Borowitz, Rabbi, D.H.L., Ed.D

Sigmund L. Falk Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education and Jewish Religious Thought, HUC-JIR/New York

Gary P. Zola, Rabbi, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives; Professor of the American Jewish Experience, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Rabbi, Ph.D.

National Director of Recruitment and Admissions; President's Scholar; Director, Office of Community Engagement, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn: Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century

Dr. Leah Hochman’s new book, "The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn: Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century" (Routledge Jewish Studies Series), examines the aesthetics of ugliness through the prism of one of our great philosophers.

Leah Hochman, Ph.D.

Director of the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies and Associate Professor of Jewish Thought, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Challenges of Faith in Our Time: The Unfinished Tasks of Liberal Theology

"Challenges of Faith in Our Time" offers the special opportunity to study with Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz, Ph.D., and HUC-JIR scholars. In this session, Dr. Borowitz and Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., discuss "The Unfinished Tasks of Liberal Theology".

Eugene B. Borowitz, Rabbi, D.H.L., Ed.D

Sigmund L. Falk Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education and Jewish Religious Thought, HUC-JIR/New York

Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Rabbi, Ph.D.

National Director of Recruitment and Admissions; President's Scholar; Director, Office of Community Engagement, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati