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Rabbi David Ellenson and Steven Bayme of the American Jewish Committee discuss challenges facing Reform Jewry today

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Monday, April 2, 2007

Listen to the Lecture online 

Now at ( defunct ), listen to a fascinating conversation between Steven Bayme, AJC's director of Contemporary Jewish Life, and Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Rabbi Ellenson shares his views on the challenges Reform Jews face in Israel and the U.S. ( defunct)

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, 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.