Rabbi David Ellenson, President of HUC-JIR, Joins "New York's Coolest Jews" in High Holidays Discussion on TV

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jewish celebrities ranging from Matisyahu to Ed Koch, plus editors at New York Magazine, Radar, Huffington Post, Esquire, and Gawker Media - as well as up-and-coming comedians and other leading Jewish personalities - joined Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, on The Jewish Channel's "Holy Dazed" program.

Four half-hour episodes can now be viewed on TJC, which is available on:

  • Cablevision's Channel 291
  • Time Warner Cable's Channel 528
  • Verizon FiOS's Channel 900.

The Jerusalem Post described "Holy Dazed" with a headline declaring "New York's coolest Jews share their views on the High Holy Days."

Sample clips from the series can be viewed on the "Holy Dazed" page at TJC's Website, www.tjctv.com.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading 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. www.huc.edu