News from the Kalsman Institute: Publications, Awards, and Lectures

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Kalsman Institute, a department of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/LA, is a center for training, collaboration and dialogue at the intersection of Judaism and health.

  • Susan Rosenthal, director of the National Center for Jewish Healing (NCJH) announced the publication of her article in the Journal of Jewish Communal Service Jewish Family Service edition, alongside articles by other Kalsman Partners Sally Weber, Marjie Sokoll, Nina Beth Cardin, and Anne Freedman.
  • Bruce Feldstein was awarded the Isaac Stein Award for Compassionate Care.
  • Phil Cushman published "A Burning World, An Absent God: Midrash, Hermeneutics, and Relational Psychoanalysis" in Contemporary Psychoanalysis.
  • Long time HUC faculty Rita Lowenthal published a powerful personal story:One-Way Ticket, Our Son's Addiction to Heroin.
  • Rachel Yoskowitz was cited in the Detroit Jewish News for her continued work coordinating pro-bono healthcare services provided by Jewish physicians.
  • Kalsman Director Bill Cutter's most recent chapter, "What to Pursue: The Obligation to Heal" due out this winter, will be published in a URJ Press book about rabbis' personal cancer experiences.
  • Kalsman will co-sponsor the second South American Jewish Healing Conference, with Kalsman Director Bill Cutter as keynote speaker.
  • Valley Beth Shalom in Los Angeles is working to launch a congregation-based Jewish healing center.

Visit www.huc.edu/kalsman for more information.


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