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Dr. Samuel Atlas Memorial Lecture - Dr. Rachel Adler to speak on loss of the art of lament in our time - at HUC-JIR New York

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Wednesday, February 1, 2006

For These I Weep: A Theology of Lament
Dr. Rachel Adler

Wednesday, March 15
Reception, 5:30 PM • Lecture, 6:00 PM

Dr. Adler will discuss why, in a tradition that celebrates life, should we recover the art of lament? Tracing the practices in Judaism through which women and men communally expressed loss in order to re-affirm life, this lecture asks what is the price we pay for the loss of the art of lament in our time? What value might lament have for women and men in contemporary Judaism? 

Dr. Rachel Adler is a leading Jewish feminist thinker and writer, and Professor of Modern Jewish Thought and Judaism and Gender at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles. Dr. Adler was one of the first theologians to integrate feminist perspectives and concerns into the interpretation of Jewish texts and the renewal of Jewish law and ethics. She is the author of Engendering Judaism, which won the National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought. 

R.S.V.P. - (212) 824-2293
Admission is Free - Photo ID required for entrance. 

Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th street (Between Broadway and Mercer)
New York City 

The Dr. Samuel Atlas Memorial Lecture is made possible through the generosity of the Dr. Bernard Heller Foundation. We are grateful to the trustees of the Foundation, Mrs. Ruth O. Freelander, Mrs. Beatrice Weidman, and Carole L. Weidman, Esq. 

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.