2005-06 CCAR-HUC-JIR Joint Commission for Sustaining Rabbinic Education - Continuing Education Programs
The CCAR-HUC-JIR Joint Commission for Sustaining Rabbinic Education creates continuing study opportunities in a variety of on-site and on-line modes. This year's spring on-site program, Kinnus Bogrim, taking place March 19-21, 2006, is a two-day opportunity for all HUC-JIR Alumni to study at our HUC-JIR New York campus. In partnership with the HUC-JIR Department of Distance Education, the Joint Commission will o.er three on-line courses: two teleconference Mini-Courses in the fall and our popular seven-week Se.rah program in the spring.
To learn more or to register for this year's programs or any previous program in our complete catalog, visit us at our website or contact JCSRE director, Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser, 866-409-6110, email@example.com or rabbinic intern Kate Speizer, 213-749-3424, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distance Education Mini-Courses
November 2, 9 & 16, 2005 1:00 PM EST
They Didn't Teach Me that in Rabbinic School: Innovation and Revision in Biblical Studies
Looking at the Prophets, source criticism and contemporary literary-historical studies, we will endeavor to learn and understand the implications of recent developments in biblical studies - including how these developments can in.uence our teaching.
Ehud Ben Zvi, University of Alberta
David H. Aaron, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati
November 30, December 7 & 14, 2005 3:00 PM EST
Beyond Nostalgia :
Can Yiddish Continue to Shape Jewish Culture? With samplings from theatre, poetry and songs we will explore the unique and powerful ways Yiddish in.uenced and shaped the evolution of Jewish culture for over one hundred years.
Nahma Sandrow, City University of New York
Kathyrn Hellerstein, University of Pennsylvania
Sarah Bunin Benor, HUC-JIR, Los Angeles
Sunday March 19 - Tuesday March 21, 2006 at HUC-JIR, New York
Sources and Resources:
How Jewish Ethics and Values
Can and Should Shape our Actions and Ideals
Opening with a Sunday evening dinner and keynote presentation, we will spend two days studying, discussing and debating contemporary sensitivities and practices against the backdrop of our classic teachings in the area of Jewish Ethics. Join your colleagues from all the schools of study at HUC-JIR in this 2nd annual Kinnus Bogrim.
Eugene Borowitz, HUC-JIR, New York
Michael Broyde, Emory University
Gerald Bubis, HUC-JIR, Los Angeles
Michael Chernick, HUC-JIR, New York
Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University
April 17 - May 29, 2006
Seeing it Their Way:
Egypt to Sinai through the Eyes of the Medieval Interpreters
Our popular seven-week Se.rah Study will examine how the mefarshim approach our sacred writings. With carefully selected texts, we will journey from Egypt to the Promised Land unpacking commentaries which highlight each parshan's particular methodological approach. Join as colleagues respond to study questions in chevruta and online discussion. Parshanim will include: Rashi, Rashban, Ibn Ezra, Ramban, Rambam and the Zohar.
Marty Lockshin, York University
Jason Kalman, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati
Sharon Koren, HUC-JIR, New York
San Diego CCAR Kallah
Sunday, June 18, 2006
(Re)entering the Yamim Noraim through the Talmud and (Re)entering the Talmud through the Yamim Noraim
Many of us began our study of Talmud with holiday-related passages, only to discover the wide gaps between ancient and contemporary approaches to the High Holidays.
Join us as we explore Talmudic material on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and glean insights from our classic texts as we prepare for the Yamim Noraim with an emphasis on 'beginning' and 'returning'.
Dvora Weisberg, HUC-JIR, Los Angeles