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Invitation to dedication of the Simha and Sara Lainer Be it Midrash at HUC-JIR/LA - Sept. 27 at noon

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Thursday, September 1, 2005

You are cordially invited to the dedication of the Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at nooon - 1:20 p.m. 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
3077 University Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007 

The Beit Midrash is funded by a generous gift from the Lainer family which has helped to establish Batei Midrash throughout Los Angeles at Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform institutions. HUC-JIR's Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash will provide readily available and easily accessible print, electronic, and programmatic resources for students in students in the rabbinical, education, communal service, and Judaic studies programs at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles. 

We hope you can join the HUC-JIR/LA community for this special celebration of our newly designed Beit Midrash and pay tribute to the Lainer family for their leadership and generosity. 

A brief ceremony in the Gustine Weber Grand Hall will be followed by a celebratory lunch in the Simha and Sara Lainer Beit Midrash. 

Kindly RSVP by Friday, September 23 to Laurie Jacobs at or (213) 765-2106.

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, 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.