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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Reform Prayer: The First Two Hundred Years.It was 200 years ago, in 1817, that what is now considered by some the first Reform prayer book appeared. Since then, hundreds of Reform siddurim have appeared around the Jewish world.

Join us on Monday, August 7, 2017 at HUC-JIR's Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem for "Reform Prayer: The First Two Hundred Years." During this symposium, we will consider the theological, musical, liturgical, and historical dimensions of the prayer traditions of one of modern Judaism's most vibrant Movements. The special evening will take place at the Zalman and Ayala Abramov Library (13 King David Street) at 6:45 pm.

Speakers include HUC-JIR Professors Yehoyada Amir, Dalia Marx, Michael A. Meyer, and Eliyahu Schliefer. The evening will be moderated by Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. The program will conclude with a taste of the evening prayer service from the newest Israeli Reform prayer book.  All are welcome.

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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 leaders to serve 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, museums, 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.