Lecture by Eugene Borowitz: “Reform Judaism: The More It Changes..."

Monday, February 3, 2003

“Reform Judaism: What We Believe, Yesterday and Today” 
Dr. Eugene Borowitz, Sigmund L. Falk Distinguished Professor of Education and Jewish Religious Thought, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 pm
Admission free, Advanced registration is advised, call 212-824-2204

Temple Beth El, 220 South Bedford Road, Chappaqua

Temple Beth El, in conjunction with the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Westchester Associates, presents a lecture by Dr. Eugene Borowitz, renowned Jewish philosopher and theologian. This is the eighth year that scholars of HUC-JIR will be teaching in Westchester as part of the ongoing Westchester Associates cooperative partnership with HUC-JIR’s New York School. The series provides an opportunity for Westchester residents to study locally with renowned scholars.

Dr. Eugene Borowitz was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and earned doctorate degrees there and at Columbia University. He has served as visiting professor of religion at Columbia University, Princeton University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, among others, and has received honorary degrees from Lafayette College, Colgate University and Gratz College. He is the dean of American Jewish philosophers and specializes in contemporary Jewish thought and ethics. Dr. Borowitz has taught at HUC-JIR since 1962. He is a prolific author, having written numerous articles and fifteen books. Studies in the Meaning of Judaism, his most recent book, has just been published by the Jewish Publication Society. This JPS Scholar of Distinction volume presents 33 essays by Dr. Borowitz, which explore his views on Jewish theology, education, history, law, ethics, and religious dialogue over the past 50 years.

Advanced registration is advised. Please contact Irina Gutina at 212-824-2204 or 1-800-424-1336, ext. 204 or e-mail igutina@huc.edu.


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