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BEYOND THE PEW: Beyond 52%: How to Understand the Jewish Intermarriage Rate  

Dr. Bruce A. Phillips, Professor of Sociology and Jewish Communal Service 

Recorded Tuesday, November 7 at 1:00 PM ET 

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MODERN JEWISH ETHICS: The Conceptual Language of Modern Jewish Ethics  

Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D., Rabbi David Ellenson Professor of Modern Jewish Thought, Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Feminist Studies

Recorded Monday, October 30 at 1:00 PM ET

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ENGAGING LEARNERS WITH ISRAEL: Embracing the Other: Learning from Jerusalem Jewish and Arab Teachers in Dialogue 

Dr. Michal Muszkat-Barkan, Director, Department of Education and Professional Development; Director, M.A. Program in Pluralistic Jewish Education Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy

Recorded Tuesday, October 24 at 11:00 AM ET

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BEYOND THE PEW: How Today's Liberal Jews are Relating to a Very Liberal Israel- And How Should They? 

Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy

Recorded Thursday, October 7 at 1:00 PM ET

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Special Session: Preparing Spiritually for the High Holidays

Dr. Myriam Klotz, Director, Spirituality Initiative

Recorded Thursday, Sept 7 at 1:00 PM ET

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Special Session: Maid Servant and Wife: The Case of Hagar in the Tents of Abraham

Dr. Adriane Leveen, Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible and Lead Judaic Specialist in the Jim Joseph Initiatives

Recorded Monday, August 28 at 1:00 PM ET

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Special Session: After Charlottesville: Our Communities in Action 

Dr. Joshua Holo, Dean, Jack H. Skirball Campus, Associate Professor of Jewish History
Rabbi Joel Simonds, Executive Director of the Jewish Center for Justice 

Recorded Tuesday, August 29 at 3:00 PM ET

 

Mentoring the Future: Best Practices for Fostering Future Jewish Leadership, Session 3

Rabbi Andrew Goodman, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Rabbi Haim Shalom, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Jerusalem; Rabbi of the Murstein Synagogue

Recorded Tuesday, June 6 at 1:00 PM ET

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The Value of Your Personal Brand as a Jewish Nonprofit Leader

Sasha Strauss, Founder of Innovation Protocol and Adjunct Faculty Member in the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management

Recorded Wednesday, May 3 at 1:00 PM ET

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Israel Cultural Conversations 2

Jeremy Leigh, Coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar

Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

Recorded Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 AM ET

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Mini Course 3: Hasidic Masters on the Uplifting Role of Music (Part II)

Dr. Eliyahu Schleifer, Professor Emeritus of Sacred Music and Former Director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

Recorded Thursday, April 20 at 12:00 PM ET

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Mini Course 3: Hasidic Masters on the Uplifting Role of Music (Part I)

Dr. Eliyahu Schleifer, Professor Emeritus of Sacred Music and Former Director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

Recorded Thursday, April 6 at 12:00 PM ET

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Latest Thinking In... A Spiritual Language for Our Time: How We Express Our Religous Selves Through Communal Prayer and Music

Cantor Benjie Schiller, Professor of Cantorial Arts

Recorded Thursday, March 16 at 1:00 PM ET

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Trending Values, Urgent Voices 

Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Ph.D.

Recorded Tuesday, March 14 at 1:00 PM ET

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Parashat Hashavuah

Rabbi David Sperling, Ph.D., Rabbi Julian Morgenstern Professor of Bible and Semitic Languages

Recorded Monday, March 13 at 12:00 PM ET

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Israel: Cultural Conversations I

Jeremy Leigh, Coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar
Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

Recorded Tuesday, March 7 at 11:00 AM ET

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Parashat Hashavuah

Rabbi David Sperling, Ph.D., Rabbi Julian Morgenstern Professor of Bible and Semitic Languages

Recorded Monday, March 6 at 12:00 PM ET

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The Meaning of Passover in the Writings of Rabbi Haim David Halevi: An Halakhic Teaching

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., Chancellor Emeritus; Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Recorded Thursday, March 2 at 12:00 PM ET

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Parashat Hashavuah

Rabbi David Sperling, Ph.D., Rabbi Julian Morgenstern Professor of Bible and Semitic Languages

Recorded Monday, February 27 at 12:00 PM ET

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Moving Forward Together: A Conversation on Muslim Jewish Relations 

Rabbi Sarah Bassin '11 and Aziza Hasan
Moderated by Dr. Steven Windmueller 

Recorded Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 PM ET

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Freedom-in-Covenant: The Theological Legacy of Dr. Eugene Borowitz z"l on His First Yartzeit

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., National Director of Recruitment and Admissions; President's Scholar

Recorded Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00 PM ET

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Parashat Hashavuah

Dr. David Sperling, Ph.D., Rabbi Julian Morgenstern Professor of Bible and Semitic Languages

Recorded Monday, February 13 at 12:00 PM ET

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Israel: Haredi Israel; The Politics of Economic and Educational Reform

Jeremy Leigh, Coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar
Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

Recorded Tuesday, February 7 at 11:00 AM ET

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Mini Course 2: Antisemitism - Why? What? Where?

Dr. Michael Meyer, Adolph S. Ochs Professor Emeritus of Jewish History

Session2: Recorded Tuesday, January 31 at 1:00 PM ET

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Session 1: Recorded Tuesday, January 17 at 1:00 PM ET

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Latest Thinking In...Shulhan Arukh as a Guide to Reform Jewish Life

Dr. Alyssa Gray, J.D., Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics; Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature

Recorded Monday, February 6, 1:00 PM ET

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Mentoring the Future: Best Practices for Fostering Future Jewish Leadership, Session 2

Rabbi Andrew Goodman, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., National Director of Rercuitment and Admissions; President's Scholar

Recorded Thursday, January 26 at 1:00 PM ET

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Israel: What is Happening in the Arab Sector?

Jeremy Leigh, Coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar
Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of the Year-In-Israel Program

Recorded Wednesday, January 18 at 11:00 AM ET

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Latest Thinking In...Innovating Synagogue Education: What Really Matters?

Dr. Lesley Litman, Director, Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education

Recorded Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00 PM ET

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Latest Thinking In...Gender and Sexuality

Rabbi Rachel Adler, Ph.D., Rabbi David Ellenson Professor of Jewish Religious Thought, Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Feminist Studies

Recorded Thursday, November 17 at 1:00 PM ET

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Mini Course 1: Therapoetics

Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations

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Recorded Thursday, December 15 at 1:00 PM ET

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Recorded Thursday, December 1 at 1:00 PM ET

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Recorded Thursday, November 17 at 1:00 PM ET

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Latest Thinking In: Lilmod u’Lilamed: Accessing Your Inner Teacher and Learner

Rabbi Jan Katzew, Ph.D., Blended Track Associate Professor of Education and Jewish Thought; Director of Service-Learning

Recorded Wednesday, November 16 at 2:00 PM ET

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Israel: One Hundred Years Since...Sykes-Picot Agreement and Balfour Declaration

Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Director, Rubin Center, IDC Herzliya
Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of the Year-in-Israel Program

Recorded Thursday, October 27 at 11:00 AM ET

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Mentoring the Future: Best Practices for Fostering Future Jewish Leadership

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Ph.D., National Director of Recruitment and Admissions; President's Scholar; Director, Office of Community Engagement
Rabbi Adam Allenberg, MAJE, Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Recorded Wednesday, October 26 at 1:00 PM ET

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Israel: Promoting Mizrachi Awareness and Heritage: The Biton Committee and the Implications for Israel’s Identity

Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of the Year-in-Israel Program and Dr. Jeremy Leigh, Coordinator of the Richard J. Scheuer Israel Seminar

Recorded Tuesday, September 20 at 11:00 AM ET

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Get Yourself in Order: Spiritual Preparation for the High Holy Days

Rabbi David Adelson, D.Min., Dean, HUC-JIR New York Campus

Recorded Wednesday, September 7 at 1:00 PM ET

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Spring 2016 Sessions

Grant Funding: Where to Look/What to Do

Andrew J. Grant, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Recorded Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Rereading Miriam

Dr. Wendy Zierler, Sigmund Falk Professor, Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies
 
Recorded Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Spiritual Energetics of the Friday Evening Service: Music, Form and Liturgy

Cantor Richard Cohn, Director, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music

Recorded Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Ezra and Nehemiah on the Challenges of Community-Building and Leadership: Historic Narrative with Contemporary Reflections

Rabbi Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Ph.D., The Effie Wise Ochs Professor of Biblical Literature and History
Steven Windmueller, Ph.D., Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor

Recorded Thursday, March 17, 2016

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The B'nai Mitzvah Revolution: Transforming a Pillar of Synagogue Life

Dr. Isa Aron, Professor of Jewish Education
Rabbi Daniel Gropper, Community Synagogue of Rye
Jennifer Frost, Cantor, B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim
Katherine Schwartz, Director of Lifelong Learning, Har Hashem, Boulder

Recorded Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Fall 2015 Sessions

Rabbis, Cantors and Educators as Israel Engagement Go-Betweens

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald, Director of Israel Engagement, HUC-JIR and The Jewish Theological Seminary

Recorded Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Can American Jews Still Have a Political Conversation? Unpacking the Debate around Israel and Domestic Politics

Dr. Steven Windmueller, Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service

Recorded Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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"By Your Light We See Light": Reflections on Light in the Bible

Rabbi Andrea Weiss, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Bible

Recorded Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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Hanukkah: Texts and Contexts

Rabbi Aaron D Panken, Ph.D. President, HUC-JIR

Recorded Monday, November 12, 2015

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Growing Your Fundraising: The Art and Science

Dr. Jane F. Karlin, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Rabbi Elliott Kleinman, Chief Engagement Officer

Recorded November 2, 2015

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Pastoral Insights from the Bible: Listening and Responding to Another's Distress

Rabbi Nancy Wiener, D.Min., Dr. Paul and Trudy Steinberg Chair in Human Relations; Founding Director, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling

Recorded Tuesday, October 27, 2015

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Spring 2015 Sessions

Language Beyond Language: The Universal Message of Ecstatic Kabbalah

Rabbi Haim Rechnitzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Jewish Thought
Recorded June 11, 2015

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Israeli Poetry on the Margins

Dr. Lisa Grant, Professor of Jewish Education
Recorded May 26, 2015

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Gary Zola's Book: We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History

Rabbi Gary P. Zola, Executive Director, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American jewish Archives and Professor of the American Jewish Experience; 
Interviewed by Debbie Bram, RJE '13
Recorded May 12, 2015

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David Ellenson's Book: Jewish Meaning in a World of Choice

Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., Chancellor; I. H. and Anna Grancell Professor of Jewish Religious Thought; 
Interviewed by Andi Milens, MAJCS, MPA '95
Recorded May 6, 2015

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Leah Hochman's Book: The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn: Aesthetics, Religion, and Morality in the Eighteenth Century

Leah Hochman, Ph.D., Director of the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought; 
Interviewed by Cantor Joshua Breitzer '11
Recorded April 21, 2015

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The Dynamics of Tradition

Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Provost
Recorded April 14, 2015

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Creativity at Pesach

Rabbi Richard Levy, Rabbi of the Campus Synagogue and Director of Spiritual Growth
Rabbi Nancy Weiner, D.Min, Dr. Paul and Trudy Steinberg Chair in Human Relations and Founding Director, Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling
Rabbi Mark Washofsky, Ph.D., Solomon B. Freehof Professor of Jewish Law and Practice

Recorded March 31, 2015

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Haggadah Texts

Rabbi Richard Sarason, Ph.D., Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought
Rabbi Norman Cohen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritius of Midrash
Rabbi Carole Balin, Ph.D., Professor of History
Recorded March 24, 2015

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Dalia Marx’ Book: A Feminist Commentary on the Babylonian Talmud (Tamid, Middot & Qinnim)

Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Professor of Liturgy and Midrash 
Interviewed by Rabbi Alan Litwak ’96  

Recorded March 10, 2015

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Latest Scholarship about the Exodus – Did it Happen? 

Christine Neal Thomas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible & Cognate Languages
Angela Roskop Erisman, Ph.D., Managing Director, Hebrew Union College Press

Recorded March 2, 2015

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