Open Enrollment Open for New York Kollel Fall Classes and Lectures - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Tuesday, August 1, 2006

New York Kollel: The Center for Adult Jewish Studies 

Spring 2006 Classes Begin September 13 

HUC-JIR is home to a vibrant and diverse learning environment for adults of all skill levels in New York City, with courses taught by leading Jewish scholars and educators. 


The New York Kollel was created by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion to serve the large number of Jews seeking to explore their religious and spiritual identities. We offer our students an opportunity to learn in the warm, invigorating, and intellectually challenging atmosphere of the nation's oldest institution of higher Jewish education. The New York Kollel is a program of The Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture. 

Information and Registration: (212) 824-2272 • 


OCTOBER 26, 6:00 pm: Rabbi Lawrence Kushner
Kabbalah: A Love Story 

NOVEMBER 21, 7:30 pm: Dr. David Myers and Nomi Stolzenberg
What Does Kiryas Joel Tell us About Liberalism in America? 

DECEMBER 7, 6:00 pm: Dr. Uzi Avner - Archaeology lecture
The Biblical and Social Implications of the Timna Miners' Sanctuary 

JANUARY 17, 6:00 pm: Dr. Jodi Magness - Archaeology lecture
The Ancient Synagogue at Dura Europus 

JANUARY 24, 6:30 pm: Dr. Michael Stanislawski
A Murder in Lemberg: The Assasination of Rabbi Abraham Kohn 



(once a week, for 3-5 weeks) 

The Tree of Days; A journey Through the Seasons of the Jewish Year 

Abraham, Isaac, and the Altar: Understanding the Akedah 

The Life and Thought of Emanuel Levinas: An Introduction 

The Light and Fire of the Baal Shem Tov 

Parashat Hashavua - The Weekly Torah Portion 

Dav Sh'vui - A Weekly Taste of Talmud 

The Book of Deuteronomy 

Introduction to Jewish Philosophy 

Introduction to Jewish History 

The Jewish Bookshelf 

Jesus the Jew and the Beginnin of Christianity 


September 14: Dr. Steven M. Cohen
Unaffiliated but Engaged: Emerging Identities Among Young Adult Jews 

November 2: Dr. Daniel Hillel
The Natural History of the Bible: An Environmental Exploration 

November 8: Rabbi Helga Newmark
Psalms and the Holocaust: A Teaching for Kristallnacht 

November 16: Rabbi Martin A. Cohen
The Talmud as a Political Text: The Use of Spin and legend 

December 7: Cantor Josee Wolff
Prayer is Song-Pathways to the Divine 

KOLOT CHADASHIM - "New Voices" - Seminars taught by HUC-JIR rabbinical students 


Information and Registration: (212) 824-2272 • 

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.