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Monday, June 3, 2002

Mifgash Musicale: 
An Intensive Study of Three Festival Liturgy and Repertoire

June 30, 2002 - July 3, 2002 
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 
Cincinnati, Ohio

With Master Teachers: Cantor Sharon Kohn, Cantor-in-Residence HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, Ohio; Cantor Jose Wolf, Director, UAHC Department of Synagogue Music, New York, New York; Cantor Andrew Bernard, Temple Beth El, Charlotte, North Carolina; Professor Bonia Shur, Professor of Liturgical Arts, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. Richard Sarason, Professor of Rabbinic Literature and Thought, HUC-JIR, Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. John Planer, President, Guild of Temple Musicians, Professor at Manchester College, Manchester, Indiana.

Participants will:

  • Learn the Nusach for Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot
  • Mine the musical treasures of the Reform Jewish movement for our Festivals
  • Become familiar with the unique features of each holiday
  • Study the cantillation for Song of Songs, Ruth and Ecclesiastes
  • Gain resources for Chanukah and Purim services and programs
  • Pray with a singing community

    For more information contact the Department of Outreach Education at HUC-JIR by phone (513) 221-1875 ext. 353 or e-mail

    Sh'liach K'hilah

    Level I: July 11, 2002-July 21, 2002
    Level II: July 18, 2002 - July 28, 2002

    Held on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    The UAHC, HUC-JIR, and the CCAR are excited to offer a specialized lay-training program called Sh'liach K'hilah, Synagogue Associate. This program is designed for synagogue leaders interested in assisting their own congregations. Participants who successfully complete the Sh'liach K'hilah program will be able to serve their congregation either by assisting an ordained/invested clergy with the sacred work of the synagogue or, in those congregations without clergy, by serving as a synagogue leader.

    The program equips synagogue leaders with skills to lead worship services, teach Judaica and Torah study, assist with bikur cholim visits, assist with services at a house of mourning, and develop religious school teaching skills. The Shaliach Kahilah program offers an opportunity for participants to add to their Jewish knowledge, literacy, and practical skills. For those who wish to increase their engagement in congregational life, this program provides personal and spiritual enrichment.

    For more information or to learn about registration for the 2003 Sh'liach K'hilahprogram contact the Department of Outreach Education at HUC-JIR by phone (513) 221-1875 ext. 353 or e-mail or contact the UAHC Department of Adult Jewish Growth by phone (212) 650-4087 or e-mail

    Summer Ulpan for First Year Rabbinical, Cantorial, and Education Students

    Twenty-nine students from the entering 2002 rabbinical, cantorial, and education class are spending 5 weeks on the Cincinnati campus, studying Modern Hebrew in an intensive Ulpan, before going to the Jerusalem campus in mid-August for their Year-in-Israel. The students are being taught by four dynamic Israeli teachers who are now residing in the Cincinnati area. In addition to their class time, students will participate in morning tefillah, attend lectures given by local rabbis, join Israeli dancing classes, and take part in a number of other social activities.

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.