RHSOE Alumni sponsor a Day of Learning at HUC-JIR/NY

Thursday, November 13, 2008

 

The Rhea Hirsch School of Education will sponsor a day of learning on the New York campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion on Tuesday, November 18, 2008.  The day is open to all RHSOE and NYSOE alumni in addition to partners from the Experiment in Congregational Education.  The program is entitled On the Edge of Possibility: Focus on Supplementary Schools, and will focus on the soon-to-be-published study, funded by the AVI CHAI foundation, entitled Learning and Community:  Jewish Supplementary Schools in the 21st Century.  Dr. Jack Wertheimer will be the featured speaker, assisted by RHSOE alumna Nachama Moskowitz and RHSOE Professor Isa Aron who assisted in the research for the study as well.


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