Blu Greenberg, Author; President and Founder, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree and Present Graduation Address at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Monday, April 3, 2006

Blu Greenberg, Author; President and Founder, Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and present the Graduation Address at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 4th at 4:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York at 10 East 66th Street in Manhattan. 

A leading author and lecturer, Blu Greenberg is actively involved in integrating feminism and Judaism. She is founding president of the JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance. She serves on the boards of many organizations, was chair of the National Jewish Family Center, the Jewish Book Council and the N.Y. Federation's Task Force on Jewish Women. In 2000, she helped found One Voice: Jewish Women for Israel, a national coalition of Jewish women's organizations. Co-founder of The Dialogue Group (Jewish and Palestinian women), a member of the Jewish Women's Dialogue and co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, she has participated in many interfaith and inter-ethnic enterprises. Her books include On Women and Judaism: A View from Tradition, How to Run A Traditional Jewish Household, and Black Bread, Poems After the Holocaust, and King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (co-authored with Reverend Linda Tarry). 

At the College-Institute's Graduation Ceremony, Russell P. Silverman, Past Chair, Board of Trustees, Union for Reform Judaism will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. 


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