HUC-JIR May events in NYC and Washington, DC

Monday, April 1, 2002

Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 pm 
King David: Cantor or Song Leader? Washington, DC study session
Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, Maryland
Study session with Dr. Mark Kligman, Associate Professor of Jewish Musicology and students and alumni of the HUC-JIR School of Sacred Music. For information please call (212) 824-2290.

Thursday, May 2, 7:45 pm 
Westchester Study Session
Larchmont Temple, Larchmont, New York
Study session with Rabbi Norman Cohen, HUC-JIR Provost and Professor of Midrash. For information please call (212) 824-2290.

Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm
Wizards of Wit: How Jews Revolutionized Comedy in America, Panel Discussion with Film/TV Clips
Moderator: Arie Kaplan, writer for MAD magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Bop, and Time Out New York
Panel: 
Lewis Black, stand-up comic, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 
Susie Essman, actress/comedian, Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, and Keeping the Faith
Hugh Fink, writer/comedian, Saturday Night Live, The Late Show with David Letterman
Sam Gross, cartoonist, National Lampoon, The New Yorker
Paul Peter Porges, cartoonist, The New Yorker, MAD
Tammy Faye Starlite, country-gospel singer, the landmark filthy gospel country album, "On My Knees"
Judy Gold*, actress/comedian, The Drew Carey Show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 
* pending professional availability

Jewish humor permeates every aspect of showbiz today-TV, film, stage, stand-up, and print media. Come hear from some of the leading humorists today, as they explain how and why Jews have been the driving force in rocking the comedy boat, fueled by their outsider vantage point, street-smart creativity, and outsized chutzpah!

Co-sponsored by Reform Judaism Magazine, in conjunction with the publication of Arie Kaplan's three-part series "Wizards of Wit" (Winter 2001, Spring 2002, Summer 2002 issues)

Tuesday, May 7, 7 pm 
Kollel Goes Uptown
Consulting Jewish Texts: Conducting an audit of Judaism's views on Business Ethics, lecture
Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th Street, $18 for non-members
Central Synagogue's Rabbi Joshua Davidson will explore various texts that will shed light on how Judaism guides us in the Business sphere. For information and registration, please call Dina Levitsky at 838-9397.

Thursday, May 9, 8 pm 
Graduation Ceremonies
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Graduation Ceremonies of the 127th Academic Year. To attend please call Sarah Schriever at (212) 824-2293. Reservations necessary.

Thursday, May 16, 9 pm-5 am
Tikkun Leil Shavuot
Maariv Service 8:30 pm
Join us as we study Torah all night long to commemorate our receiving the Torah at Mount Sinai. Coffee and munchies all night long, too! For information please call 212-824-2272.

Sunday, May 12, 9 am
Investiture and Ordination Ceremonies
Temple Emanu-El of the City of New York, Fifth Avenue at Sixty-Fifth Street
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Investiture and Ordination Ceremonies of the 127th Academic Year. To attend please call Sarah Schriever at (212) 824-2293. Reservations necessary.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading 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 Jacob Rader Marcus Center of 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