Eric Werner: Building Sacred Bridges Conference and Concert - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Eric Werner: Building Sacred Bridges Conference and Concert

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Monday, September 2, 2002

Sunday, November 24, 12:30- 9:30 PM
Dr. Eric Werner (1901-1988): Building Sacred Bridges
Conference and Concert in Memory of Dr. Eric Werner

Dr. Eric Werner was an eminent scholar, teacher, and composer who opened new doors in Jewish musicology. As one of the founders of HUC-JIR's School of Sacred Music, he passionately sought to establish a vibrant future for sacred music. He trained generations of cantors and challenged scholarship by asserting the existence of a bridge between synagogue and church music. The keynote address will discuss the life and legacy of Eric Werner. Subsequent talks will explore the interconnection of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic sacred music. The conference will conclude with a concert entitled "A Voice Still Heard."

Conference, Concert, and Dinner $75
Conference and Concert $50
Concert $15

For Information & Registration: 212-824-2279 or e-mail


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.