Congratulations to the 2000 Graduates and Ordainees of HUC-JIR

Monday, May 1, 2000

ORDINATIONS AND GRADUATIONS - 2000

  Cincinnati Los Angeles Jerusalem New York
Graduation May 31 May 15   May 18
Ordination June 3   Sept 13 May 21

CINCINNATI

Graduation - 31 May 2000 / 26 Iyyar, 5760

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters

      Beth M. Brownstein

      David Michael Burstein

      Susan Stern Conforti

      Ariel Edery

      Cindy Gayle Enger

      Rayna E. Gevurtz

      David Jay Kaufman

      Deborah Lefton Levine

      Michael R. Namath

      Bruce Jonathan Pfeffer

      Shena Bogusz Potter

      Brigitte S. Rosenberg

      Susan Naomi Shankman

      Lauren F. Werber

Master of Arts
James Kenneth Duvall

Master of Philosophy in Hebraic and Cognate Studies
John Engle
Daniel Gould
Karla Suomala
John Michael Thigpen
David L.Turner

Doctor of Philosophy
Dean Andrew Nicholas
Brian Webster

Doctor of Hebrew Letters
Daniel Schiff

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

The Dr. Bernard Heller Prize
Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat

Graduation Address
James E. Hoff, S.J., President, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Ordination - 3 June 2000 / 29 Iyyar, 5760

To be Ordained Rabbi

      Elissa Schwartz Ben-Naim

      Alexis Deborah Berk

      Jonathan Edward Blake

      Laurie Cohen

      Holly Renee Levin Cohn

      Lauren Silverstein Cohn

      Franklin Adam DeWoskin

      Joab B. Eichenberg-Eilon

      Vered Lynne Harris

      Shari Lynne Heinrich

      Alison Beth Kobey

      Lori Macklis

      Melinda Michelle Mersack

      Daniel Jonathan Moskovitz

      Bruce Jonathan Pfeffer

      Erin Lynn Polansky

      Aaron Reuben Sherman

Ordination Address
Rabbi Janet R. Marder, Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, California


LOS ANGELES

Graduation - 15 May 2000 / 10 Iyyar, 5760

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters

      Jennifer Rae Clayman, B.A.

      John Rothschild Fishman, B.A.

      Sarah Elizabeth Mack, B.A.

      Karen Schram, B.A.

      Neal H. Schuster, B.A.

Joint Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education
Sharon Esther Amster Brown, B.A.
Regina Fite Lewald-Fass, B.A.
Rebecca Julia Zimmerman, B.S.

Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service
Caron Mori Blanke, M.S.W.
Dana Ilene Friedlander, M.P.A.
Daniella Haim Brown, M.S.W.
Sara Gabrielle Kaye, M.S.W.
Leah Susan Lewis, M.A.H.L.
Talya Limon, M.S.W.
Dionne Danker Lipman, M.S.W.
Joy Sisisky, M.P.A.
Havi Michele Wolfson, M.S.W.

Master of Arts in Jewish Education
Miriam Cotzin
Melissa Fogel
Tali Hyman
Lisa rosenberg
Karen Strok

Master of Arts in Judaic Studies
Suzanne Singer, M.J.

Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Humane Letters

      Lawrence L. Langer, Ph.D., 

Emeritus Professor of English, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts

      Nancy M. Berman, M.A.J.E., 

Museum Director Emeritus, HUC-Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California

 

Alumni Honorary Degrees

(These degrees, conferred at a Consecration service in the morning, will be acknowledged during the afternoon graduation.)

Doctor of Divinity
Rabbi Alan Pruvis Alpert, M.A.H.L., Cincinnati, 1975
Rabbi Ari Mark Cartun, M.A.H.L., Cincinnati, 1975
Rabbi Eli Herscher, M.A.H.L., Cincinnati, 1975
Rabbi Gershon Johnson, M.A.H.L., New York, 1975
Rabbi Michael Phillips Perelmuter, M.A.H.L., Cincinnati, 1975
Rabbi Mark Neil Staitman, D. MIN., Cincinnati, 1975

Doctor of Sacred Music
Cantor Jay Irwin Frailich, New York, 1974
Cantor Neil S. Newman, Ed. D., New York, 1967

Doctor of Jewish Religious Education
Elissa Blaser, M.A.H.E., Los Angeles, 1974
Sally Ruth Goodis, M.A.J.E., Los Angeles, 1975
Kay Manya Goodman, M.A.J.E., Los Angeles, 1974
Aviva Kadosh, M.A.H.E., Los Angeles, 1974
Shulamit Katz, M.A.J.E., Los Angeles, 1970
Fred W. Marcus, M.A.J.E., Los Angeles, 1975
Robert E. Tornberg, M.A.H.E., Los Angeles, 1975

Doctor of Jewish Communal Service
Howard Charish, J.C.S. Certificate/M.S.W., Los Angeles, 1970
Charlotte Cornfeld, J.C.S.Certificate/ M.A.J.C.S., Los Angeles, 1975
Jean Graubart, M.A.J.C.S., Los Angeles, 1975
Joyce Karchem, z+l, J.C.S. Certificate, Los Angeles, 1974
Louis Solomon, J.C.S. Certificate, Los Angeles, 1972
Peter Wells, J.C.S. Certificate, Los Angeles, 1973

Graduation Address
Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., Professor of Education and Hebrew Language and Literature and Founding Director of the HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of Education


NEW YORK

Graduation - 18 May 2000 / 13 Iyyar, 5760

Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters

      Angela Warnick Buchdahl

      Talia Feldman

      Ethan Noah Franzel

      Frederick Lee Greene

      Tina Grimberg

      Beth Anne Janus

      Andrew F. Klein

      Elisa Faye Koppel

      Alon Levkovitz

      Susan Elizabeth Lippe

      Jill Lisa Maderer

      Diana Sue Monheit

      W. Jack Romberg

      Jason Craig Rosenberg

      Nadia Siritsky

      Stacy L. Schlein

      Patricia J. Stevens

      Kim L. Stoloff

      Ruth Anne Zlotnick

Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
Dr. Michael Blumenthal, President and Chief Executive of the Jewish Museum of Berlin
Mr. Arie Gluck, Director of Camping Union of American Hebrew Congregations
Ms. Ruth Gruber, Author, Photojournalist, Lecturer
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 Sternberg, Patron of the International Council of Christians and Jews
Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Adjunct Professor, New York University

Graduation Address
Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, Adjunct Professor, New York University

Ordination - 21 May 2000 / 16 Iyyar, 5760

To Be Invested As Cantor

      David Ian Bentley

      Margaret Jean Bruner

      Jonathan Comisar

      Bradley David Hyman

      Ilana Julie Hyman

      Amy Elizabeth Lefko

      David Todd Muchnick

      Daniel Adam Pincus

      Sergei Schwartz

      Diane Alice Yomtov

To Be Ordained As Rabbi
Thomas Mark Alpert
Erica Leslie Burech
Randall Craig Fleisher
Robyn Weiss Frisch
Serena Lynn Fujita
Ruth Michael Gais
Nadia Elizabeth Gold
Jeffrey Wolfson Goldwasser
Caryn Michelle Greenberg
Lev Robert Herrnson
Marla Rachel Hornsten
Elisa Sherri Izes
Dena Faye Klein
Michael Adam Latz
Alon Levkovitz
Seth M. Limmer
Susan Elizabeth Lippe
Joshua Evan Minkin
Helga Newmark
Rebecca Jennifer Pomerantz
Richard Myron Prass
Randy Ellen Sheinberg
Eric Michael Solomon
Daniel Nathan Treiser
Eve Sandra Rudin Weiner
Robert Aaron Weiner
David Seth Widzer
Mara Shana Zimmerman

The Roger E. Joseph Prize - 2000
Natasa Kandic and the Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Ordination and Investure Address
Rabbi Levi Kelman, Congregation KolHaNeshama, Jerusalem

 


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