New York Kollel Launches Fall 2003 Community Programs
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion launches its Fall
2003 Community Programs: courses, lectures, study sessions, museum exhibitions,
cultural events, as well as distinctive adult education programs.
New York Kollel
Classes begin September 9
Hebrew Classes: Beginners, Advanced Beginners/Intermediate, Advanced,
Scholars’ Circle, Rabbinic Hebrew. Modern Hebrew: Ulpan, Beginning
Intensive, Intermediate Intensive
Text Classes: Parashat Ha-Shavuah: The Weekly Torah Portion, The
Real Abraham Joshua Heschel, Great Yiddish Short Stories, Introduction
to Liturgy, A Guided Tour through the Hebrew Bible (Part I), Answering
Job or Why Bad Things Happen, The Lord is Our Goddess?, A Guided
Tour through the Hebrew (Part II), Jewish Holy Days and the Christian
The fundamentals of Judaism. Students will receive a certificate upon completion
and will be prepared to achieve their Jewish professional goals.
New York School of Education/Gateways for Learning
A program for those who work or wish to work in the Jewish Community.
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9:00 PM, September 10 – December
17 (No class September 24 and November 26)
Non-credit or 3-credits which can apply to a Certificate in Adult
Education or Family Education, or to a Master of Arts in Jewish
Working with Interfaith Families to Invite Jewish Choices
Dru Greenwood, Director of Outreach, UAHC and Kathy Kahn, Assistant Director
of Outreach, UAHC discuss the mitzvah of keruv and the opportunity Reform congregations
have to invite and integrate interfaith families into the Jewish Community.
Study at HUC-JIR Close to Home
Temple Emanuel, 1101 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 (856)
489 – 0029
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, September 11 – 18, October
2 – 30, November 13 – 20, December 4 – 18
Changing Faces in the Mirror: The Evolution of the American Jewish
Rabbi Richard Address, UAHC Director, Department of Jewish Family
Concerns, will delve into the current issues facing the American
Jewish Community in the ever-changing modern world.
Living in the Moment: Contemporary Artists Celebrate Jewish Time
The continuing presentation of new, outstanding, and innovative works of Jewish
ceremonial art, created by internationally recognized artists, which are available
for acquisition so that they can be cherished in the lives of families and communities.
September 2, 2003 – January 25, 2004
The Art of Aging
Contemporary artists from Israel and North America reflect upon the aging process,
celebrating the milestones through each decade of our lives through painting,
sculpture, photography, installation, mixed media, and video to reflect on such
aspects as wisdom, anxiety, physical change, responsibility, and optimism.
September 2, 2003 – June 25, 2004
Lynne Avadenka: Aftermath
Avadenka is a preeminent artist, inspired by Judaic subject matter. Her works
combine words, images, and the process of memory to evoke the harrowing events
of September 11, 2001 and its impact on loss and remembrance.
Thursday, October 23, 7:00 PM
An Evening with Anita Diamant
Join author Anita Diamant to celebrate the publication of her new book, Pitching
My Tent: On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith. This
book of personal essays reflects the shape of a life—as a wife, mother,
friend, and member of the Jewish community—and offers more of warmth and
wisdom that have delighted her readers for years.
Sunday, November 2, 2:00 PM
Climbing Your Family Tree
A workshop for those seeking to chart family history and memory through an introduction
to Jewish geneaology and methodologies specific to Jewish families, led by Debra
Braverman, a professional genealogist and past officer of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of New York.
Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 PM
A Celebration of New Works by HUC-JIR/NY Faculty
We celebrate our esteemed HUC-JIR/NY faculty and the many publications they
produced over the past few years including works by, Dr. Carole Balin, Dr. Eugene
Borowitz, Dr. Norman Cohen, Dr. Lawrence Hoffman, Dr. Leonard Kravitz, Cantor
Benjie Ellen Schiller, and Dr. Nancy Weiner. Short readings and presentations
will be followed by book signing.
Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 PM
Lilith Magazine¹s Music Celebration
Join contemporary musicians and performing artists in a celebration of Jewish
Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 PM
A Conversation Between the Artist and the Curator
Join artist Joan Snyder and Jewish Museum curator Norman Kleeblatt as they talk
about creativity, identity, and new forms of expression in contemporary art,
sponsored by THEA (The House of Elder Artists).
Monday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
To Everything There is a Season
Join Dr. Leonard S. Kravitz and Dr. Kerry M. Olitzky in study and discussion
of the wisdom literature of the Book of Ecclesiastes: Chapter 12, providing
new perspectives on life and aging as drawn from their new book, Kohelet: A
Modern Commentary on Ecclesiastes (UAHC Press).
Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 PM
The Crisis of Zionism
Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, ordained at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
and current Bronfman Visiting Professor of the Humanities at New York University,
will respond to the many political views on the Jewish State of Israel.
Thursday, November 13, 6:00 PM
Ancient Jewish Tombs and Burial Customs in Jerusalem
Thursday, December 4, 6:00 PM
Metatron and Magic in the Ancient Synagogues of the Land of Israel
As part of our “Archaeology in Jerusalem” lecture series, Dr. Jodi
Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will uncover her findings
from excavations in Israel in two separate lectures.
Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 PM
How Should Jews Study the Bible? A Modern Take on an Ancient Text
Professor Marc Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Biblical Literature and
Chair of the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department at Brandeis University,
will share his views with us on this hot topic.
For more information about Kollel programs, please call 212.824.2272 or visit