Dr. Reuven Firestone to Lecture at National University of Singapore - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
Skip to main content

Dr. Reuven Firestone to Lecture at National University of Singapore

Main Content
Monday, June 8, 2009


Dr. Reuven Firestone, Professor of Medieval Jewish Studies, has been invited to lecture at a workshop on "Jews in Indonesia: Perceptions and Histories" sponsored by the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore on June 10-11.  He has been asked to respond to a panel of papers on the origins and development of anti-Semitism in the Malay Archipelago in colonial times and its impact on the current situation.  He has been invited to stay on in Singapore as the guest of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Maglis Ugama Islam Singapura or MUIS) to lead a series of workshops and talks. These include "A Dialogic Relationship: Understanding Us Through Others" and "Introduction to Judaism Using Muslims' Sources and Texts."

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. www.huc.edu