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New York campus community at Kallah 2019
The HUC-JIR/New York Campus Community at Fall 2019 Kallah

Connect with our esteemed faculty, engaging students, and fellow supporters in 2020!

We invite you to join us at our New York campus or tune in with friends and family from your home community on Livestream.

These events are intended for 2019-2020 campaign donors and their guests.

To make a gift or for any questions about any of the events, please click here or contact us at 212-824-2222.

MARCH  |  APRIL   |  MAY  |  SUPPORT HUC-JIR

 

MARCH

A Centennial Celebration of Cantor William Sharlin (1920-2012)
Cantorial Students Ze'evi Berman and Sam Rosen

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Program: 10:25 – 11:25 am ET
Lunch & Discussion: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

Third-year cantorial students Ze’evi Berman and Sam Rosen will present the music of an HUC-JIR master teacher, passionate composer, and innovator of song, newly appreciated in Jonathan L. Friedmann’s Cantor William Sharlin: Musical Revolutionary of Reform Judaism. Please note: Only the program will be available via Livestream.

Register Today   |   Join on Livestream


The Psychological Aspects of Being in Your Retirement Years
Dr. Betsy Stone

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
Lunch will be provided

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

Medical advances have led to the creation of a new life stage: Encore Adulthood. This is the stage that newly exists between retirement and death. Once expected to be brief, this life stage now can last upwards of 30 years. How do we help people prepare for healthy and not-so-healthy aging? What happens during the psychological process of retirement that impacts the ensuing years? 

Dr. Betsy Stone is a retired psychologist who serves as an adjunct lecturer at HUC-JIR. Her classes include Human Development for Educators, Adolescent Development, and Teens In and Out of Crisis.

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New York Founders' Day: Celebrate the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music

Thursday, March 19, 2020
10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012 

Join us for Founders’ Day at HUC-JIR/New York as we celebrate the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, from the School’s opening in 1948 to the present day. Additional information to follow.

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Tzedaqah (Charity): Who and What Is It For?
Dr. Alyssa Gray

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
Lunch will be provided

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

We all know (don’t we?) that “tzedaqah” means “charity” (among other things). But what we don’t always think about is how some major figures in Jewish tradition see tzedaqah as a sort of religious force-field that ties together God and humans, heaven and earth, the past and the present, the living and the dead. Other equally major figures stress the purely human aspects of tzedaqah. Who has it right about who and what tzedaqah is for? Come explore with us.

Dr. Alyssa Gray is the Emily S. and Rabbi Bernard H. Mehlman Chair in Rabbinics and Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature at HUC-JIR.

Register Today   |   Join on Livestream

 

APRIL

Integrating Repertoires: Stylistic Partnership in Jewish Liturgical Music
Cantorial Student Danielle Rodnizki

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Program: 10:25 – 11:25 am ET
Lunch & Discussion: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm ET

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

Fifth-year cantorial student Danielle Rodnizki will explore innovative ways to integrate music of contrasting styles in public prayer, inspired by the work of past and present partnerships between cantors, singer-songwriters, and synagogue music teams. Please note: Only the program will be available via Livestream.

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Frederic S. Lane Composers' Showcase

Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:30 pm ET

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

Featuring original works by students, faculty, and alumni and including congregational and Jewish concert pieces for the synagogue and the stage.

Join on Livestream


New York Campus Connect!

Thursday, April 23, 2020
1:30 – 4:00 pm ET 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

Join us for tea with Rabbi David Adelson, D.Min., Dean of the New York campus, followed by a faculty-led class.

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Celebratory Student Showcase and Cocktail Party

Thursday, April 23, 2020
6:00 – 10:00 pm ET

Location and Additional Details to Follow

Save the date for our first Student Showcase with our student community in celebration of scholarships. This celebration will take place in lieu of the Scholarship Dinner and Spring Gala.

 

MAY

New York Campus Graduation 

Thursday, May 7, 2020
4:00 pm ET

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
One East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065


New York Campus Ordination

Sunday, May 10, 2020
9:30 am ET

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
One East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

 

SUPPORT HUC-JIR

These events are intended for 2019-2020 campaign donors and their guests.

To make a gift or for any questions about any of the events, please click here or contact us at 212-824-2222.

 

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