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HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Outreach Events

Please join us on the Cincinnati campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for a year of events focusing on higher education, interfaith relations, social justice, and cultural programs and exhibitions, along with our year of campus events and a celebration of the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel.

 

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME
AND GET ME OUT OF THE SHTETL
CHASING DREAMS: BASEBALL &
BECOMING AMERICAN

Sunday, September 10, 2017 2:00 pm in Mayerson Hall

From the baseball diamond to the diamond district, Jewish immigrants have enriched American popular culture. Join us for an all-star sing-along presented by hometown favorite Rabbi Ken Kanter. Reception to follow in Mayerson Hall lobby.

 

ISH FESTIVAL
#NOSHYOURTYPICALHAVDALAH

Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:00 pm in the Skirball Museum

It’s #NoshYourTypicalHavdalah! Nosh on this! ish, Cincinnati’s Jewish & Israeli Arts & Cultural Festival, will kick-off with an artful Havdalah experience in partnership with Six Points Collective, the Skirball Museum, and the HUC-JIR National Office of Recruitment and Admissions. Join us for a FREE night filled with art, food, and spirituality, where creativity and identity align. Continue your weekend on Sunday, September 17 at Washington Park for the ish Festival. *This event is 21+.

 

CHASING 3000: A FILM SCREENING
CHASING DREAMS: BASEBALL & BECOMING AMERICAN

Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 pm in Mayerson Hall

Written and produced by Cincinnatian Bill Mikita, this heartwarming film is inspired by a true story about two brothers with a big dream to see Roberto Clemente get his 3000th hit. Chasing 3000 features Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Trevor Morgan, and Rory Culkin. Bill will offer remarks before and after the screening, revealing the very personal connections he has to this story of two brothers, one dream, and the chase of a lifetime.

 

THEY MADE A MUSICAL OUT OF THAT??

Sunday, October 22, 2017 4:00 pm in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

A sinking ship, a man-eating plant, a lynching, a Broadway flop, a nursing home—who could make a musical out of those? How about Mel Brooks, Irving Berlin, Kander and Ebb, Stephen Sondheim, and more! Join a bunch of talented rabbinical and graduate students from HUC-JIR for a fun look at amazing musicals from very unlikely sources, then stay for some light refreshments!

 

NINTH INNING CLOSING DAY
CHASING DREAMS: BASEBALL & BECOMING AMERICAN

Sunday, October 22, 2017 1:00–5:00 pm in Mayerson Hall

Say goodbye to the baseball season by taking a last look at Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American before it closes.

 

BALANCING FAMILY IN A BEAUTIFUL UNCERTAIN WORLD

Thursday, October 26, 2017 7:00–9:00 pm at Cooper Creek Event Center, Blue Ash

Rabbi Susan Silverman (New York ’94) will take an irreverent and witty look at how parental love can tackle the messiness of typical family life. She is the founder of Second Nurture: Every Child Deserves a Family – And a Community, an author, teacher, activist, and sister of comedian Sarah Silverman. This event is free and open to the public with a book signing to follow. Presented by Jewish Family Service in partnership with HUC-JIR, Rockdale Temple, and Isaac M. Wise Temple.

 

RE-ART: THE MANY FACES OF ISRAEL EXHIBITION OPENING

Thursday, November 16, 2017 5:30 pm in Mayerson Hall

Five artists each from Netanya, Israel and Cincinnati have collaborated on this exhibition, a unique collection that explores the theme, The Many Faces of Israel. By reinterpreting or augmenting each piece of work, the artists explore their relationship with each other’s art. The exhibition is a program of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, in collaboration with Partnership2Gether (P2G). P2G creates living bridges between the Cincinnati and Netanya communities by sharing ideas, strengths, challenges, and models of success; and by empowering both communities to generate waves of change. Re-Art is part of the Cincinnati Jewish community’s celebration of Israel at 70, and is presented in partnership with the Cincinnati Skirball Museum. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibition continues through December 10, 2017.

 

A CELEBRATION OF B’NAI B’RITH INTERNATIONAL
AND ITS CINCINNATI HISTORY

Monday, December 4, 2017 5:00 pm at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives 6:30 pm in Mayerson Hall

Join the HUC-JIR community and B’nai B’rith of Greater Cincinnati, Alfred M. Cohen Unit #4 as we celebrate the 2015 transfer of the B’nai B’rith archives and the art and artifacts of the Klutznick National Jewish Museum to The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and the Skirball Museum, respectively. Cincinnati B’nai B’rith was chartered in 1849, and Cincinnati was the original international headquarters of the organization. In honor of this occasion, the Skirball Museum presents Drawings from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection, a selection of pen-and-ink drawings of Judaica from the Klutznick collection by world-renowned Jewish artist Mark Podwal. The program begins at the AJA with a review of early documents with special emphasis on the Cincinnati history of B’nai B’rith International, and continues with a reception and viewing of the exhibition of drawings and related Judaica at the Skirball Museum. Exhibition continues through January 7, 2018.

 

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Sunday, January 28, 2018 4:00 pm in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

Please join us for a program on the Jews of China presented by Dvir Bar-Gal, Israeli historian and guide from Shanghai. He will discuss China’s open door policy for Jews escaping from the Holocaust. Presented in partnership with The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Isaac M. Wise Temple, and the Holocaust & Humanity Center.

 

WE DECLARE

Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:00–5:00 pm at the Mayerson JCC

The first two words of Israel’s Declaration of Independence are “We Declare.” Join us for a special event featuring a renowned Israeli thinker who will reflect on the meaning of the Declaration today, 70 years after it was originally proclaimed. We will offer simultaneous interpretations facilitated by Cincinnati Jewish community leaders. The afternoon will culminate with a dramatic, celebratory public reading of the document, perhaps with an Israeli twist. Presented in partnership with HUC-JIR and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

 

WENDY KANTER MEMORIAL CONCERT
HELLO, GOODBYE, & PEACE

Sunday, March 4, 2018 4:00 pm in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel Hello, Goodbye, & Peace

is the musical vision of Rabbi Micah Lapidus (Cincinnati ’08). With original compositions ranging from traditional prayers to spiritually inspired folk songs to full-on Jewish “gospel” tunes, Hello, Goodbye, & Peace evokes the wisdom, comfort, beauty, and creativity of Jewish tradition and the human heart. Join us for an intimate and conversational concert with light refreshments to follow.

 

ISRAEL AT 70: A HISTORY IN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHS
EXHIBITION OPENING

Thursday, March 8, 2018 5:30 pm in Mayerson Hall

The Skirball Museum celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with a wide-ranging exhibition of art and artifacts drawn from the museum’s core collections and from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum Collection, now housed at the Skirball. The exhibition will explore early pioneers of Israeli art as well as modern masters, and will include paintings, sculpture, silversmith work, and photography. Exhibition runs through June 4, 2018.

 

BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS

Sunday, April 22, 2018
4:00 pm in the S.H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

Celebrate with lovers of Broadway, ballet, opera, and the symphony in commemorating Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, and join the talented students of our Rabbinical School and Pines School of Graduate Studies in the Broadway songs of Leonard Bernstein and his many collaborators, Stephen Sondheim, Comden and Green, and Alan J. Lerner, among others. From the stories of J.M. Barrie to William Shakespeare to Voltaire, Bernstein created musical masterpieces for the Broadway stage. Join us as we celebrate this milestone! Light refreshments will be served following the concert.

 

KLAU LIBRARY FELD MEMORIAL LECTURE

Spring 2018
Watch for details of the date, speaker, and topic.

 

CLASSICAL CONCERTS ON CLIFTON

Check our website for information about the Classical Concerts on Clifton series throughout the year.

 

Selected programs presented in conjunction with

 

 

Please watch for details of these events and other events at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Seating may be limited at some programs. Datesand times are subject to change. All events take place on the HUC-JIR Cincinnaticampus unless noted. Some programs have a nominal fee.For more information or to register, please go to www.huc.edu/cincinnatior contact Jenny Mendelson, 513.487.3098/jmendelson@huc.edu

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CAMPUS EVENTS

 

34TH ANNUAL CINCINNATI ASSOCIATES
TRIBUTE DINNER

Sunday, October 29, 2017 5:15 pm Reception followed by dinner and program at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Please join us as we honor John E. Pepper, Jr. and present the Yedidut - Friendship Award to Shakila T. Ahmad and Daniel J. Hoffheimer. The dinner benefits the students of the Rabbinical School and Pines School of Graduate Studies.

 

FOUNDERS’ DAY

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:00 am in the S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

Join us as we honor our distinguished alumni who have served the Reform Movement for 25 years, and celebrate Dr. Nelson Glueck, past President, HUC-JIR, and the founding of the Graduate School in 1947.

 

GRADUATION

Friday, June 1, 2018 11:00 am in the S. H. and Helen R. Scheuer Chapel

Please join our Pines School of Graduate Studies and Rabbinical School students as they receive their graduate degrees.

 

ORDINATION

Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:00 am at Plum Street Temple

The community is invited to celebrate with the Cincinnati campus rabbinical students who will be ordained as rabbis.