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Fall 2018

Session Categories:

  • RELEVANT TALMUD: Delve into Talmud texts that provide meaning and relevance to our work. 
  • REPERTORY TRENDS FOR WORSHIP: Explore musical trends and their potential integration into a worship environment.
  • MINI COURSES: Learn with our renowned faculty experts. Registration and attendance for all sessions is important.
  • SPECIAL SESSIONS: Join faculty, staff, and guests to learn on a range of timely topics throughout the year.  




Wednesday, November 7 at 1:00 PM ET
REPERTORY TRENDS FOR WORSHIP: Music and Prayer in Hasidic Worship and Mystical Writings
Gordon Dale, Ph.D., Director, Visiting Professor of Ehnomusicology, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, HUC-JIR/New York

Wednesday, November 14 at 1:00 PM ET
RELEVANT TALMUD: Family Stories and Family Life
Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph.D., Professor of Rabbinics; Director of the School of Rabbinical Studies, Jack H. Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Thursday, November 29 at 12:00 PM ET
RELEVANT TALMUD: Talmudic Autobiographies: The Case of Elisha Ben Abuyah
Rabbi Tamar Dubdevani, Ph.D., Librarian of the S. Zalman and Ayala Abramov Library, Taube Family Campus, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem


Monday, December 3 at 1:00 PM ET 
SPECIAL SESSION: Deepening Prayer: HUC-JIR/New York Immersion in Prayer
Rabbi David Adelson, D.Min., Dean, HUC-JIR/New York 

Thursday, December 13 at 3:00 PM ET
REPERTORY TRENDS FOR WORSHIP: A Taste of Nachalah: A Hot New Indie Minyan Balancing Tradition and Change 
Cantor Jacob Mendelson, Cantorial Coach and Instructor in Chazzanut, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, HUC-JIR/New York 

Tuesday, December 18 at 1:00 PM ET
SPECIAL SESSION: Using Responsa in a Modern Age
Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., Interim President, HUC-JIR


Mini Course:

The New American Jew: An Examination of the Social, Political, and Behavioral Characteristics of Today's Jewish America
Steven Windmueller, Ph.D., Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service, Jack H. Skirball Campus, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Tuesday, November 20 at 1:00 PM ET
Tuesday, November 27 at 1:00 PM ET
Tuesday, December 4 at 1:00 PM ET