For the first time ever, the Los Angeles School of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in addition to the Cincinnati and New York Schools, will ordain rabbis. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is proud to announce the ordination, education, Jewish communal service, graduate, and honorary degree recipients of the Class of 2002. HUC-JIR, the nation's oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional development center of Reform Judaism, trains men and women for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and communal service professionals, and offers graduate and post-graduate degree programs for scholars of all faiths.
FIRST ORDINATION AT THE LOS ANGELES SCHOOL MAY 5, 2002
The Rabbinical School will ordain eight rabbis (3 men, 5 women) in Los Angeles. In addition, eleven rabbis (7 men, 4 women) will be ordained in Cincinnati on June 1, and twelve rabbis (2 men, 10 women) will be ordained in New York on May 12.
Rabbi David Ellenson, President, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
GRADUATION MAY 13, 2002
Eight students (4 men, 4 women) will receive the Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, leading to rabbinical ordination.
The Rhea Hirsch School of Education
One student will receive the Joint Masters of Arts in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education. Three students will receive the degree of Master of Arts in Jewish Education.
The Irwin Daniels School of Jewish Communal Service
Twelve students will receive the Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service. One student will receive a Certificate in Jewish Communal Service.
The College-Institute will bestow honorary degrees upon the following recipients:
Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
Rabbi Stanley F. Chyet, Ph.D., Professor of American Jewish History, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Paula E. Hyman, Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Aaron Jonathan Lansky, D.L., President, National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA
Raquel H. Newman, Ed.D., President, RHN Associates, San Francisco, CA
Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa (for 25 years of dedicated service)
Rabbi Raphael Wingate Asher, Congregation B'nai Tikvah, Walnut Creek, CA
Rabbi Shelton Jacques Donnell, Temple Beth Sholom, Santa Ana, CA
Rabbi Alan Howard Greenbaum, Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA
Rabbi Mark Wm. Gross, Temple Beth Orr, Coral Springs, FL
Rabbi Robert Alan Jacobs, Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Richard Litvak, Temple Beth El, Aptos, CA
Doctor of Sacred Music, honoris causa (for 25 years or more of dedicated service)
Cantor Hans Cohn, Temple Beth Jacob, Emeritus, Redwood City, CA
Cantor Michael Weisser, Congregation B'nai Jeshurun, Lincoln, NE
Doctor of Jewish Religious Education, honoris causa (for 25 years of dedicated service)
Daniel Alan Bender, Aloha Jewish Chapel, Outreach Director, Honolulu, HI
Nancy M. Berman, HUC-Skirball Cultural Center, Museum Director Emeritus/ Curator-at-Large, Los Angeles, CA
Joanne Katz Glosser, Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation, Education Director, Mercer Island, WA
Luisa Latham, Day School Leadership Through Teaching, Site Coordinator for Design Team, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles, CA
Nachama Skolnick Moskowitz, Jewish Education Center of Cleveland, Director of Curriculum Resources, Cleveland Heights, OH
Doctor of Jewish Communal Service, honoris causa
Norman R. Fishman, University of Judaism, Vice President of Development, Bel Air, CA
Tobi Inlender, Los Angeles Hillel Council, Executive Director, Los Angeles, CA
Amy Elizabeth Lipeles, Family Service of Long Beach, Therapist, Long Beach, CA
Sherri W. Morr, Jewish National Fund, Zone Director, West Hills, CA
Ellen Ruby Saliman, Peninsula Jewish Community Center, Senior Worker, Belmont, CA
Judith Glickman Zevin, Clinical Social Worker, Irvine, CA
Dr. Paula E. Hyman, Lucy G. Moses Professor of Modern Jewish History, Yale University