The HUC-JIR Alumni Leadership Council held a live webinar with Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of HUC-JIR on December 3, 2008. Rabbinical, Cantorial, Education, Graduate, and Communal Service alumni were able to see and hear Rabbi Ellenson speak as well as email questions to him before and during the 60 minute session, where he answered them in live-time.
Rabbi Ellenson reflected on issues raised in “What Does Reform Judaism Stand For?” by Jack Wertheimer in Commentary Magazine, June 2008. Rabbi Ellenson explored the implications for the movement and the College-Institute and respond to questions from alumni.
The HUC-JIR President’s Forum was produced in cooperation with the Office of Alumni Affairs and the Department of eLearning.