HUC/RAC Social Justice Weekend for High School Students at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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HUC/RAC Social Justice Weekend for High School Students at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

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Wednesday, March 1, 2006

The Department of Youth Programs is pleased to announce that during the weekend of March 24-26, 2006, the College-Institute will be hosting it's annual HUC/RAC Social Justice Weekend. 

The Reform Movement's top high school students will gather for this exciting weekend of study, whose theme is "Dollars and Sense: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is." 

Rabbi Michael Namath from the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism in Washington, DC, along with the HUC-JIR Youth Programs Interns, will help the students explore budgets on an individual and national level to better understand how Jews can approach budgets as they have an impact on poverty and other social concerns. Cincinnati City Council Member Chris Bortz will also speak to the students about how his city addresses this issue. 

Rabbi Ken Kanter, Regional Director for Admissions and Recruitment and Director of the Rabbinical School at HUC--JIR/Cincinnati, and the Department of Youth Programs Rabbinical Interns -- Ana Bonnheim, Amy Hertz, Joel Simon, and Evon Yakar -- look forward to greeting the young, high school leaders of the Reform Movement. 

For more information, please contact: HUC-JIR Department of Youth Programs, 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220; 513-487-3232; 

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 leaders to serve 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.