The 2001 Graduation/Ordination/Investiture Advisory has been issued

Tuesday, May 1, 2001

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Graduation/Ordination/Investiture Advisory

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is proud to announce the ordination, investiture, graduate, and honorary degree recipients of the Class of 2001. Founded in 1875, HUC-JIR is the nation's oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional development center of Reform Judaism. The College-Institute will ordain 49 rabbis (23 men, 26 women) at Ordination Services in Cincinnati and Investiture and Ordination Ceremonies in New York, and will invest 11 cantors (3 men, 8 women) in New York. In addition, 31 rabbinical students will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature/Letters and 11 students will receive the Master of Sacred Music degree. Fourteen students will receive graduate degrees : 5 Doctor of Ministry, 3 Doctor of Philosophy, 1 Doctor of Hebrew Letters, 2 Master of Philosophy in Hebraic and Cognate Studies, and 3 Master of Arts. Five students will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service. Eighteen students will receive education degrees : Joint Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education, Master of Arts in Jewish Education, and Master of Arts in Religious Education.

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

Los Angeles, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa: 
Karen M. Kennelly, C.S.J., President Emerita, Mount St. Mary's College
The Honorable Tom Lantos, United States Congressman, District #12, State of California
Ruth Weisberg, M.A., Laurea di Belle Arti, Dean, School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California

New York, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa:
Yaacov Agam, Artist
Anthony Montag, Investment Counsel, Montag and Associates
Jerome H. Somers, Attorney, Goodwin, Proctor and Hoar

Cincinnati, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa:
Dr. Allegra Goodman, Author, Kaaterskill Falls, The Family Markowitz, and Paradise Park
Reverend John T. Pawlikowski OSM, Ph.D., Professor of Social Ethics and Director of Catholic-Jewish Studies, The Cardinal Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union, A Graduate School of Ministry
Maynard Wishner, Prominent Business, Civic, and Community Leader, Chicago, Illinois.

A breakdown of degree recipients by School location and program follows:

 

  • Los Angeles Graduation  May 14, 2001

    Rabbinical School

        Nine students (4 men, 5 women) will receive the Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, leading to rabbinical ordination. 

      Three students (2 men, 1 woman) completed their rabbinical studies in Los Angeles and will be ordained in New York on May 20.

    The Rhea Hirsch School of Education

      Three students (1 man, 2 women) will receive the Joint Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education. Eleven students (3 men, 8 women) will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Jewish Education.

    The Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service

      Five students (all women) will receive the Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service.

     

  • New York Graduation  May 17, 2001

    Rabbinical School

      Ten students (3 men, 7 women) will receive the Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature, leading to rabbinical ordination.

    School of Sacred Music

      The 11 students who will be invested as cantors on May 20 will also receive the Master of Sacred Music degree at graduation.

    Graduate Studies

      Five students will receive the Doctor of Ministry degree; one student will receive the Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree; four students will receive the Master of Arts in Religious Education degree.

     

  • New York Investiture and Ordination  May 20, 2001

    Rabbinical School

      The New York School will ordain 31 rabbis (14 men and 17 women).

    School of Sacred Music

      The SSM will invest 11 cantors (3 men and 8 women).
  • Cincinnati Graduation  May 30, 2001

    Rabbinical School

      Twelve students (10 men, 2 women) will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters leading to rabbinical ordination.

    The School of Graduate Studies

      Three male students will receive the degree of Ph.D. Two students (both women) will receive the degree of Master of Philosophy in Hebraic and Cognate Studies. Three students (1 man, 2 women) will receive the degree of Master of Arts.

     

  • Cincinnati Ordination  June 2, 2001

    Rabbinical School

        The Cincinnati School will ordain 15 rabbis (7 men, 8 women).


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu