A Celebration of New Works by HUC-JIR / NY Faculty

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Leading Intellectuals of Reform Movement discuss their new directions in Jewish Scholarship

Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 PM
Admission is FREE, Photo ID required upon Entrance

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (Between Broadway and Mercer)
New York City

Join us in opening our eyes and ears to our own internationally recognized Jewish scholars as they share with us their newest works and their cutting edge research. We will hear from distinguished professors, pioneers in Jewish history, leaders of Jewish religious thought, and experts on the cantorial arts and pastoral care, to name a few. Prepare yourself to be inundated with thoughtful insight and experience new and exciting knowledge from a breadth of fields. Highlights of the discussion include topics ranging from taking a deeper look at the meaning of Judaism, to a close up of modern day rituals, to exploring spirituality and contemporary theology, to reexamining contemporary ethics, and reinterpreting sacred texts, to journeying into the lives of Jewish women writers in czarist Russia to listening to Jewish prayer through the art of song.

The featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Carole Balin, Associate Professor of Jewish History on To Reveal Our Hearts: Jewish Women Writers in Czarist Russia
  • Dr. Eugene Borowitz, Sigmund Falk Distinguished Professor of Education and Jewish Religious Thought on Studies in the Meaning of Judaism and Jewish Moral Values
  • Dr. Martin Cohen, Professor of Jewish History on The Canonization of a Myth
  • Dr. Norman Cohen, Professor of Midrash on Hineini in Our Lives
  • Dr. Lawrence Hoffman, Professor of Liturgy on Shabbat at Home and My People’s Prayer Book
  • Dr. Leonard Kravitz, Professor of Midrash and Homiletics on Mishlei: A Commentary on Proverbs
  • Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Professor of Cantorial Arts at the School of Sacred Music on her CD, A World Fulfilled
  • Dr. Nancy Wiener, Adjunct Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling on Beyond Breaking Glass and Meeting at the Well

Rabbi Aaron Panken, Dean of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York will moderate a lively discussion with our esteemed faculty in celebration of the works they have produced over the past few years. Panel discussion will be followed by book signing.

For further information, please call Sarah Schriever at 212-824-2293 or e-mail sschriever@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