Food For Thought Luncheon Lecture Series 2004-2005

Monday, November 1, 2004

In Celebration of the 350th Anniversary Of Jews in America 1654-2004

 

Time: 12:00 pm Lunch served
12:30 pm Lecture begins
Cost: Lunch and Lecture - $8
Lecture only - $2
Place: Mayerson Auditorium is handicapped accessible
Free Parking is Available

 

FROM HAVEN TO HOME:
350 Years of Jewish Life in America
Date: Wednesday December 8, 2004
Dr. Gary P. Zola
Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Associate Professor of the American Jewish Experience, HUC-JIR

Dr. Gary P. Zola is the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, the world's largest archival resource which documents the history of North American Jewry. Dr. Zola also serves as an Associate Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. In his academic capacity, Professor Zola edits The Marcus Center's biannual publication, The American Jewish Archives Journal one of only two academic periodicals focusing on the total historical experience of American Jewry.

A Discussion of Rabbinal Assembly Halakhic
Legal Decisions as a Study of the Conservative Movement�s Development in America
Date: Wednesday January 12, 2005
Rabbi Irvin M. Wise
Senior Rabbi of Adath Israel Congregation

Rabbi Irvin M. Wise, who was born and raised in Cincinnati, assumed the position of Senior Rabbi of Adath Israel Congregation in 1992. Rabbi Wise received his Masters of Arts Degree in Hebrew Letters from HUC-JIR in 1978 and ordination in 1979. A member of the Rabbinical Assembly, he teaches extensively in the Adult Studies program at Adath Israel as well as in the Conservative High School and Adath Israel's religious school. Rabbi Wise has served a President of the Greater Cincinnati Board of Rabbis. He and his wife Kathy have three daughters, Ora, Shalva and Tehila.

America and the Jews
Land of Deliverance or Land of Disaster?

Date: Wednesday February 23 , 2005
Dr. Michael A. Meyer
Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History, HUC-JIR 

Dr. Michael A. Meyer is the Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History, HUC-JIR in Cincinnati. He began his teaching career with HUC-JIR, Los Angeles. He specializes in Jewish intellectual history and the history of Reform Judaism. Two recent publications of Dr. Meyer's work are The Reform Judaism Reader: North American Documents (with W. Gunther Plaut) and Judaism within Modernity: Essays on Jewish History and Religion.

For more information or for reservations contact
Marcia Cruse 513-487-3053
Fax: 513-221-0316 
Email: mcruse@huc.edu


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