Rabbi David Ellenson Teaching at Everett Institute/Bronfman Center for Jewish Life at 92nd Street Y in New York City - Jan. 30 and Feb. 15

Monday, January 3, 2005

Everett Institutes 

19th Season 

This prestigious program invites you to study with and learn from the world's finest scholars and thinkers. Engage your mind in the give and take of critical study as we explore the essence of Jewish thought, philosophy and text. Appropriate for beginners as well as those well versed in Jewish study. All texts are in English translation. Financial assistance is available. Please call Scholarship Services at 212.415.5699 or stop by the Customer Service desk. 

Toward a Reform Halacha: 

Jewish Law in the 21st Century 

Rabbi David Ellenson 

Sun, Jan 30, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, $30 T-BL5EV03-01 

In recent years, many in the Reform movement have been returning to classical Jewish texts and practices to guide their lives, paths and choices. Rabbi David Ellenson, a leading scholar of Jewish law, shows how current trends in the Reform movement connect to centuries of Jewish legal thought and practice. 

Rabbi David Ellenson is president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. 

Judaism Today and Tomorrow: 

An Open Dialogue with the Leaders of American Jewry 

Richard Joel, Rabbi David Ellenson and Rabbi Ismar Schorsch / Gary Rosenblatt, moderator 

Tue, Feb 15, 8 pm, $20 T-BL5SS02-01 

Join The Jewish Week's editor and publisher, Gary Rosenblatt, 

as he leads a roundtable discussion on the challenges and issues facing the American Jewish community today and in the coming decades. Religious leaders of the Modern Orthodox, Reform and Conservative movements come together to offer their visions for their denominations and the Jewish communities of America, the Diaspora and Israel. 

Any three or more Institutes: $25 each T-BL5EV99-01 

Light refreshments are included in the ticket price. 

These programs are endowed by Edith and Henry Everett. 

We present this season in memory of Henry Everett, leader, philanthropist, and visionary.


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