HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Hosts Youth Programs High School Weekend of Study

Monday, April 3, 2006

Mechkar Weekend Organized by Department of Youth Programs 

The HUC-JIR Department of Youth Programs is pleased to announce that during the weekend of April 7-9, 2006 the College-Institute will be hosting it's second Mechkar Weekend. The Reform Movement's academically-interested high school students will engage in a weekend of learning, centered on the theme: "The Haggadah: Why is This Book Different from All Other Books?" 

Dr. David Aaron, Professor of Bible, and Dr. Richard Sarason, Professor of Rabbinical Literature and Thought, will guide the learning sessions, which will explore the origins of Judaism's Passover rituals, celebration, and liturgy. 

Student will also have the opportunity to learn more about HUC-JIR's academic programs, explore the treasures of the Klau Library, and experience the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives. 

This program has been organized by the Department of Youth Programs, with the assistance of Rabbi Ken Kanter, Director of Rabbinical School at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati and Regional Director of Admissions and Recruitment, and rabbinical interns Ana Bonnheim, Amy Hertz, Joel Simon, and Evon Yakar. 


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