Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, to Speak at The Jewish Center of the Hamptons

Monday, July 1, 2002

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons
44 Woods Lane
East Hampton, New York

Friday, July 26, 2002, 8:30 pm Service
Modern Jewish Faith and Life: One Rabbi's Approach

Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am Service
Origins of Modern Judaism: Spinoza and Mendelssohn

Sunday, July, 28, 7:30 pm
Development of Modern Judaism: The Rise of Denominations in Germany

Monday, July 29, 7:30 pm
Growth of Modern Judaism: Reform, Orthodox, Conservative, and Recontructionist

The Jewish Center of the Hamptons welcomes Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, as their scholar-in-residence for the weekend of July 26, 2002. Rabbi Ellenson will be speaking about various aspects of Modern Judaism at services Friday evening and Saturday morning and on Sunday and Monday evenings.

Dr. Ellenson serves as the President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion- the four-campus, international university which is the academic and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR's centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles and New York provide the academic and professional training programs for the Reform Movement's rabbis, cantors, educators, and communal service professionals, and offer graduate programs for scholars of all faiths.

Dr. Ellenson has been associated with HUC-JIR for nearly 30 years. He is a beloved teacher and mentor to generations of HUC-JIR students and he is internationally recognized for his publications and research in the area of Jewish religious thought, ethics, and modern Jewish history.

For further information, please call Tanya Rosen (631) 324-9858 ext. 212 or email office2@jcoh.org


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