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Wednesday, May 1, 2002

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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is proud to announce a very special experiment in a wonderful new technology. This year, for the first time, you may attend our Graduation ceremonies on the internet, from anywhere in the world. All you will need is a high speed internet connection (DSL, cable modem, T1, etc.), and IBM-PC compatible computer and the correct software. 

Graduation will take place on Thursday evening, May 9th, at 8 PM. You are welcome to watch it live, or from our archive anytime after May 11th. 

During this wonderful occasion, our Rabbinical, Cantorial, Education and Doctor of Ministry students will be receiving their degrees. The ceremonies will reach across movement lines within Judaism when presenting honorary degrees to individuals who have made significant contributions to the vitality of the Jewish people: the Chancellors of the Conservative Movement's Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, and Orthodox Judaism's Bar-Ilan University in Israel, Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, as well as the President Emeritus of the United Jewish Communities, Stephen Solender, and the Founding Director of the Brookdale Center of Gerontology of the Brookdale Center on Aging of Hunter College, Dr. Rose Dobrof. We are extremely proud to honor these distinguished individuals, and hope you will join us via the wonders of the internet. 

To login to the conference, click here. 

Simply enter your first and last name. No password is required for this webcast. In order to view this eConference event, there are a few requirements:

  • PC users only at this time (the MAC interface is in the works, but not finished yet)
  • A reasonably fast internet connection (DSL or Cable Modem - you will get very limited performance on dial-up modems)
  • IE (Internet Explorer) Version 5 or higher (Netscape compatibility is also in our future)
  • Microsoft Media Player (Microsoft Media Player comes pre-installed on Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. If you need Microsoft Media Player, Click on the FAQ menu item once you get to the eConference page.)

Please understand that this is an experimental test of a system we hope to use starting in the Fall of 2002. We appreciate your participation. 

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 leaders to serve 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, museums, 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.