HUC-JIR Co-Sponsors Gender and Bible Conference in New York Conference

Monday, September 3, 2007

HUC-JIR Co-Sponsors Gender and Bible Conference in New York Conference honoring the memory of Tikva Frymer-Kensky, the inaugural Rabbi Sally F. Priesand Visiting Professor at HUC-JIR, will feature HUC-JIR faculty, including Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible, HUC-JIR/LA, and Debbie Friedman, Instructor in Music at HUC-JIR's School of Sacred Music in New York. 


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first 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 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