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Monday, November 3, 2003

November 4 - "Queer Policies in Not-for-Profit Organizations (Jewish & non-Jewish)
A panel of Jewish communal professionals will present anecdotal cases that had to do with GLBT policies in their agencies, and/or professional lives. Lunch will be served.

November 11 - "Prayers for Healing from the Jewish Mystical Tradition." 
Dr. Eitan Fishbane, Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought, will present textual models of prayer for the healing of the body and the spirit inspired by the language and imagination of the Kabbalah and Hasidism. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Steven Moskowitz by November 7.

November 11 - Jill Goldwater, Hillel's Director of Human Resources, will be on campus from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 
Jill recruits and helps place candidates in Hillel positions around the United States and Canada. She can speak with you about current openings as well as help you make decisions about choosing a career in Hillel. She will be conducting 30 minute informational interviews while she is here. If you are interested in an informational interview time, please let me know by November 7. Make sure to bring your most current resume (even if it is not the final version) to your meeting with Jill. For a listing of Hillel's most current openings, please visit their website at

November 18 - "Choices, Options, Decisions: Regarding participation in the Jewish Community"
“Your people will be my people" and “Your people will be my people and your God will be my God” your God will be my children’s God”
Join us for a rare opportunity to meet two women, both active in UAHC congregations who have made different choices, one a Jew-by choice and one raising Jewish children. Hear their stories; ask them questions about their experiences in congregations. Learn what they would like from rabbis, educators and communal service professionals.
Arlene Chernow, Regional Director of Outreach and Synagogue Community, UAHC, PSW and Rabbi Jeff Marx, Sha'arei Am: A Santa Monica Synagogue, 
Special Guests: Lisa Bock, Patti Lombard
Follow up Special training for HUC students:

Save the Date: Sunday December 14th, 3:00-8:00
“Working With Interfaith Couples”
Dinner and materials included
Offered by the UAHC PSW and the PSW Department of Outreach and Synagogue Community
Questions? Contact Arlene Chernow, Regional Director of Outreach and Synagogue Community, 818-907-8740, 888-834-8242,
To reserve a place, contact Arlene Chernow.

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.