Laura Novak Winer - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Laura Novak Winer , Rabbi, Ph.D.

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Director of Clinical Education, Rhea Hirsch School of Education

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Jewish Education
Research Interests: 
Israel education; Supplementary Schools

Rabbi Dr. Laura Novak Winer, RJE is the Director of Clinical Education at the Hebrew Union College's Rhea Hirsch School of Education at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles.

Laura has worked in and with a variety of afternoon school settings and her current research foci are Israel education and the supplementary school.

She has been published in a variety of academic and online journals, is a regular contributor to Moment Magazine’s Ask the Rabbis column, and was the editor of several curricula, including Sacred Choices: Adolescent Relationships and Sexual Ethics (2005 and 2007). She is also past president of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. 

Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, a Master of Arts in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education and rabbinic ordination at HUC-JIR, and a doctorate in Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary Davidson School of Graduate Education.

She lives in Fresno, CA with her husband Rabbi Rick Winer.


Current and Future Courses
PDE 604: Introduction to Jewish Education
EDU 601A: Teaching Intensive: Creating Classroom Cultures
EDU 635: Organizational Change
EDU 655: Addressing Diversity in Jewish Education