HUC-JIR Scholars’ Books Named Finalists in National Jewish Book Awards

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion takes pride in the achievement of its faculty authors who have been honored as finalists in the 2014 National Jewish Book Awards from the Jewish Book Council:

Maps and Meaning: Levitical Models for Contemporary Care, by Rabbi Jo Hirschmann, Coordinator of Clinical Pastoral Education, ACPE Supervisory Candidate, Consultant to the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling at HUC-JIR/New York, and Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min., Director of the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling at HUC-JIR/New York, was a finalist in two categories: Modern Jewish Thought and Experience [Dorot Foundation Award in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson] and Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice [Myra H. Kraft Memorial Award].

 

We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, A Documentary History, by Dr. Gary P. Zola, Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professorship of The American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History and Executive Director of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives of HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, was a finalist in two categories: History [Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award] and Scholarship [Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award].  


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