On Monday, November 17, the HUC-JIR academic community Jerusalem joined together in Jerusalem for a program of study in a tribute to Richard J. Scheuer, z”l, Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Governors.
Speakers included Esther Herlitz, Richard Hirsch, Rachamim Goren, Uri Shetreet, David Harman, Naamah Kelman, Nilly Barelli, and Scheuer’s daughter Marian Sofaer.
An excerpt from Paula Weiman-Kelman’s film on Richard Scheuer was shown, and music was provided by the HUC-JIR community. El Male Rachamim was sung by Eli Schleifer.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Murstein Synagogue at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, including the Year in Israel class, Israel Rabbinic students, James Snyder of the Israel Museum, Uri Regev of the WUPJ, Avi Arenson the contractor, Nurit Eldar the principle of the Tali Bet Hinuch School, and many others.
For Richard Scheuer’s obituary, visit http://www.huc.edu/newspubs/pressroom/article.php?pressroomid=48.