New Rabbis Ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Ordination Ceremony in Cincinnati

Monday, June 2, 2008

Nineteen HUC-JIR students were ordained at Plum Street Temple on Saturday May 31, 2008. Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of HUC-JIR, blessed the new rabbis at the Convocation marking the 133rd academic year. Rabbi Naomi Levy, Author and Faculty, Wexner Heritage Foundation and Academy of Jewish Religion in Los Angeles, delivered the Ordination Address. 

Fifty-five rabbinical students were ordained this year at HUC-JIR's Ordination ceremonies: 18 in New York (May 4), 18 in Los Angeles (May 18), 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. 

(Cincinnati Rabbinical Class of 2008 with HUC-JIR Faculty)

Cincinnati Rabbinical Class of 2008:
Rabbi Rena Arshinoff
Rabbi Erica Lynn Seager Asch
Rabbi Benjamin Aaron Bar-Lev
Rabbi Laura Alison Baum
Rabbi Anna Gray Beroll
Rabbi Ana Benay Bonnheim
Rabbi Noah Abraham Chertkoff
Rabbi Mitchell Robert Delcau
Rabbi Adam Benjamin Grossman
Rabbi Carmit Harari
Rabbi Amy Beth Hertz
Rabbi Loren Filson Lapidus
Rabbi Micah Eric Lapidus
Rabbi Craig Jordan Lewis
Rabbi Emily Ilana Losben
Rabbi Ari Rosenberg
Rabbi Daniel Aaron Schwartz
Rabbi Anthony Brian Stoller
Rabbi William Samuel Tepper 

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.