HUC-JIR faculty and administration will be featured in numerous sessions at the URJ and WRJ conventions in San Diego, December 12-16, 2007. Here are several highlights -- please consult the convention program guides for additional events with our scholars.
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Thursday, 8:45 - 10:15 am -- Joint URJ/WRJ plenary inauguration of the WRJ Women's Commentary on the Torah, edited by Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Rabbi Andrea Weiss.
Thursday, 10:30 - noon -- URJ Recruitment Workshop: "The Former Soviet Union Pesach Project: A Snapshot of Reform Social Action in Rabbinical School"
Thursday, 3:45-5:15 pm -- URJ Recruitment Workshop: "Making the Jump Like Nachshon: Considering a 'Second Career' as a Jewish Professional
Thursday, 8:15 pm -- Barbara Friedman, Chair of the Board of Governors, will address the URJ plenary session.
Thursday, 8:30 pm -- Rabbi David Ellenson addresses the WRJ plenary session on the Women's Commentary on the Torah.
Friday, 8:30-10 am -- Dr. Rachel Adler, Rabbi Samuel Joseph, Dr. David Levine, and Dr. Aaron Panken will be teaching as scholars-in-residence at the URJ Biennial.
Friday, 1:45-3:15 pm -- Dr. Rachel Adler, Rabbi Samuel Joseph, Dr. David Levine, and Dr. Aaron Panken will be teaching as scholars-in-residence at the URJ Biennial.
Friday, 3-4:30 pm -- Rabbi David Ellenson addresses 150 NFTY teens at their luncheon at the Marriott Hotel.
Saturday, 8-9:45 am -- HUC-JIR Alumni Shabbat Study and Breakfast Program hosted by the Council of Alumni Associations with scholar Dr. Reuven Firestone
Saturday, 10 am -- Shabbat Services -- Rabbi David Ellenson and Barbara Friedman will be on the bimah at the URJ Biennial.
Saturday, 1-3:30 pm -- URJ Shabbat Study Luncheons: Dr. Norman Cohen on "Jacob, Joseph, and the Brothers;" Dr. Reuven Firestone on his experiences in Egypt last year; Dr. Rachel Adler on "What Can We Learn from the K'dusah Prayer about Envisioning God's Place?", Rabbi David Levine on "Judah's Speech (Genesis: 44:18-34)," Dr. Aaron Panken on "Messianism in the Dead Sea Scrolls," Dr. Tamara Eskenazi and Dr. Andrea Weiss on "The Torah: A Women's Commentary," and Rabbi William Cutter on "R'fa'yenu Adonai: 'Heal Us God': Thera-Poetics,"
Saturday, 4-5:30 pm -- Rabbi David Ellenson will teach a class called "Text on the Terrace" on the terrace of the Convention Center.