HUC-JIR/LA Holds Ordination Services at Wilshire Boulevard Temple on May 18, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Eighteen Rabbis Ordained (of 55 Rabbinical Graduates of Class of 2008) 

(HUC-JIR/LA Rabbinical Class of 2008) 

Eighteen rabbis were ordained Sunday at the HUC-JIR/LA Ordination Service at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles. Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of HUC-JIR, delivered the Ordination Address. 

Fifty-five rabbinical students will have been ordained this year at HUC-JIR's three stateside Ordination ceremonies: 18 in Los Angeles, 18 in New York, and 19 in Cincinnati. 

HUC-JIR's newly ordained rabbis will be joining over 50 congregations throughout the United States and Canada, and a congregation in Auckland, New Zealand. 

(Newly ordained Rabbis and HUC-JIR Administration at Wilshire Boulevard Temple) 

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.