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.