Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D. Promoted to Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D., has been promoted to Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth at the Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles.

"As a graduate of our institution and an outstanding academic, Joshua Garroway epitomizes HUC-JIR's vision of the rabbinate, combining engagement with excellence," stated Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost. "His publications, pedagogy, presence, and personality enrich our school immeasurably."

Dr. Garroway earned his doctorate from the Religious Studies Department at Yale University and was ordained at the Cincinnati campus of HUC-JIR. His first book, Paul’s Gentile-Jews: Neither Jew nor Gentile, but Both, explores the ways in which Paul's epistle to the Romans constructs Jewish identity, and the role played by this construction in the ensuing emergence of Christianity. His second book, currently in progress, will offer a revisionist understanding of the origins of the Greek term euaggelion, usually translated “gospel,” in earliest Christianity.

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