Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion New York Kollel Launches its Fall 2002 Community Programs

Thursday, August 1, 2002

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion launches its Fall 2002 Community Programs: museum exhibitions, continuing legal education, lectures, courses, outreach and study sessions, as well as extensive adult education courses.

Highlights include:

September 9, 2002-July 3, 2003
Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergn-Belsen Displaced Persons Camp, 1945-1950 Upon the British Army's liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp on April 15, 1945, the uprooted and homeless Jewish survivors emerged with a boundless determination to rebuild their lives.

September 9, 2002-January 10, 2003
Leonard Nimoy: Shekhina 
Leonard Nimoy's evocative photographs express an artist's search for the essence of the Shekhina.

September 9, 2002- January 10, 2003
Archetype/Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary Art
Seventeen contemporary artists depict biblical women from the time of Creation in Genesis to the 7th century BCE.

October 2, October 23, November 6, 5:30-7:30 PM
Continuing Legal Education, Legal Ethics in Jewish and American Law
Professor Russell G. Pearce compares and contrasts secular and Jewish perspectives on the lawyer's role. Topics include: The Lawyer in Jewish Tradition, Confidentiality and Conflicts, Counseling Clients and Pro Bono.

October 16, November 13, December 11 6:00 PM 
The Archaeology of Jerusalem
Professor Jodi Magness presents 3 illustrated lectures: Biblical Jerusalem, Jerusalem in the Time of Herod the Great, Roman Jerusalem (Aelia Capitolina).

Sunday, November 24, 1:00-9:30 PM
Conference, Dr. Eric Werner (1901-1988): Building Sacred Bridges
Eric Werner was an eminent scholar, teacher, and composer who opened new doors in the research of Jewish music. The conference will conclude with a concert entitled "A Voice Still Heard."

Beginning October 1
New York Kollel Courses
Hebrew Courses: Biblical and Prayerbook, Beginning, Beginning Intensive, Intermediate, Advanced, Scholars' Circle, Rabbinic Hebrew, Varieties of Rabbinic Texts, Modern Text Courses: Parashat Ha-Shavua: The Weekly Torah Portion, The Jewish Sampler, The Jewish Bookshelf, Introduction to the Bible, In Search of a Usable Jewish Theology, Introduction to Liturgy, David, Genesis as Poetry: What The Two Biblical Creation Texts Tell Us

Beginning October 2
School of Education Gateways for Learning: Continuing Education & Certification in Adult and Jewish Family Education, Changing Faces in the Mirror: the Evolution of the American Jewish Family Rabbi Richard F. Address teaches a three-part course.

For more information about Kollel programs, please call 212.824.2293.


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