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
Dr. Jacob Lassner
Sir Sigmund Steinberg
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Los Angeles, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa:
Lawrence L. Langer, Ph.D.
Nancy M. Berman
Cincinnati, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa:
James E. Hoff
A breakdown of degree recipients by School and program follows:
New York Graduation - May 18, 2000
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
School of Sacred Music
The SSM will invest 10 cantors (6 men and 4 women).
Los Angeles Graduation - May 15, 2000Rabbinical School
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
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
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