Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), announced that he will present the Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, to Dr. Walter Homolka, Executive Director of Abraham Geiger College in Berlin. The degree will be granted at HUC-JIR’s New York Graduation ceremony on Thursday, April 30, 2009 at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York.
In addition to serving as professor at Potsdam University and Rector at Abraham Geiger College, Germany's only rabbinical seminary, Dr. Homolka is a member of the Executive Board of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. He received his Ph.D. at King's College in London, and was ordained by the Leo Baeck College.
Rabbi Ellenson said, “Dr. Homolka is the foremost spokesperson for liberal Jewish education in post-Holocaust Germany. His dedication to the ideals of religion have made him an emissary of Jewish-Christian dialogue and his numerous honors reflect the scope of his contributions to European Jewry.”
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