Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk, Ph.D., Chancellor Emeritus of HUC-JIR, participated in a symposium memorial to Professor Raul Hilberg on December 10, 2007 at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. His theme was "Raul Hilberg and the Founding of the Field of Holocaust Studies."
On January 4, 2008, Rabbi Gottschalk delivered a dedicatory sermon on the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the founding of NAORR, the National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis, at Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Dr. Gottschalk is the Chancellor Emeritus of HUC-JIR. He served as Distinguished Professor of Bible and Jewish Religious Thought and is the John and Marianne Slade Professor of Jewish Intellectual History. Dr. Gottschalk joined the HUC-JIR faculty following his ordination from HUC-JIR and was Dean at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy and the History of Religion from USC. He served as President of HUC-JIR from 1971-1995.