During the weeks Pesach and Shavuot, alumni, faculty and students of the HUC-JIR community are invited to a study of "Talmud Torah as a Spiritual Encounter." The program, offered by the CCAR/HUC-JIR Joint Commission for Sustaining Rabbinic Education in partnership with the Department of Distance Education is the annual Sefirah Study program. This year's presenters are: Dr. Linda Thal, Dr. Norman Cohen, Dr. Eitan Fishbane, and Dr. Elsie Stern who will guide participants through an exploration and an experience of text study in a novel and contemplative way. If you are interested in participating in this seven-week, e-mail based program, please visit our website at www.huc.edu/jointcomm (defunct) or call us at (513) 221-1875 ext. 397 (for Rabbi Ellen Nemhauser) or 333 (for Kari Hofmaister) and ask about our special rates.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first 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 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