The Milton and Hattie Kutz Seminar, The Advancement of Teaching and Learning American Jewish History: A Program for the Education Students of HUC-JIR to Bring Together Education Students

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Twenty HUC-JIR education students from all three stateside campuses will study together February 15th through 18th at The Jacob Rader Marcus Center for the American Jewish Archives at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. 

Students will be able to:

  • Deepen their understanding of American Judaism and the roots of the contemporary American Jewish experience,
  • Understand the important role of the American Jewish Archives in the collection, preservation and dissemination of primary sources, and link new knowledge with practice as Jewish educators,
  • Intensively study a period of American Jewish history and develop a learning unit based on key documents from that period,
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues from all three campuses,
  • Develop the foundation for a working relationship with archivists, educators and historians at the Marcus Center,
  • Learn more about the resources available at the Cincinnati campus

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 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.