The 2000 Graduation/Ordination/Investiture Advisory has been issued

Monday, May 1, 2000

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is proud to announce the ordination, investiture, graduate degree, and honorary degree recipients of the Class of 2000. The College-Institute will ordain 45 rabbis (19 men, 26 women) at Ordination Services in Cincinnati and New York and will invest 10 cantors (6 men, 4 women) at Investiture Services in New York. In addition, 38 rabbinical students will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature/ Letters and 10 students will receive the Master of Sacred Music degree. Ten students will receive graduate degrees - 2 Doctor of Philosophy, 1 Doctor of Hebrew Letters, 5 Master of Philosophy in Hebraic and Cognate Studies, 1 Master of Arts in Judaic Studies, and 1 Master of Arts. Nine students will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service. Twelve students will receive education degrees - Joint Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education and Master of Arts in Jewish Education.

The College-Institute will bestow honorary degrees upon the following recipients:

New York, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa:

Dr. Michael Blumenthal

      , President and Chief Executive of the Jewish Museum of Berlin; 

Arie Gluck

      , Director of Camping, Union of American Hebrew Congregations; 

Ruth Gruber

      , Author; 

Dr. Jacob Lassner

      , Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilizations and Director of the Crown Center for Jewish Studies at Northwestern University;

Sir Sigmund Steinberg

      , Patron of the International Council of Christians and Jews; and 

Dr. Ruth Westheimer

      , Adjunct Professor, New York University

 

Los Angeles, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa:

Lawrence L. Langer, Ph.D.

      , Emeritus Professor of English, Simmons College, Boston, MA; and 

Nancy M. Berman

    , M.A.J.E., Museum Director Emeritus, HUC-Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Cincinnati, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa:

Macy Hart

      , Executive Director, Institute of Southern Jewish Life/Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience; 

Arthur Hertzberg

      , rabbi, author and Professor Emeritus of Religion, Dartmouth College; 

James E. Hoff

      , S.J., President of Xavier University; 

Gerard Kaye

      , Director of Camping and Youth Activities for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Great Lakes Region; and 

Hans Keng

    , Catholic theologian, Professor Emeritus at University of Tebingen, and President of the Foundation Global Ethic, Germany and Switzerland.

A breakdown of degree recipients by School and program follows:

New York Graduation - May 18, 2000

Rabbinical School

      Nineteen students (6 male, 13 female) will receive the Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature, leading to rabbinical ordination.

School of Sacred Music
The ten students who will be invested as cantors on May 21 will also receive the Master of Sacred Music degree at graduation.

New York Ordination - May 21, 2000

Rabbinical School

      The New York School will ordain 28 rabbis (13 men and 15 women).

School of Sacred Music
The SSM will invest 10 cantors (6 men and 4 women).

Los Angeles Graduation - May 15, 2000Rabbinical School

      Five students (2 male, 3 female) will receive the Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, leading to rabbinical ordination.

The Rhea Hirsch School of Education
Three female students will receive the Joint Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education. Nine students (1 male, 8 female) will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Jewish Education.

The Edgar F. Magnin School of Graduate Studies
One female student will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Judaic Studies.

The Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service
Nine female students will receive the Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service.

Cincinnati Graduation - May 31, 2000Rabbinical School

      Fourteen students (5 male, 9 female) will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters leading to rabbinical ordination.

The School of Graduate Studies
Two male students will receive the degree of Ph.D. One male student will receive the degree of Doctor of Hebrew Letters. Five students (4 male, 1 female) will receive the degree of Master of Philosophy in Hebraic and Cognate Studies. One male student will receive the degree of Master of Arts.

Cincinnati Ordination - June 3, 2000Rabbinical School

      The Cincinnati School will ordain 17 rabbis (6 men, 11 women).


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