Dr. Amira Amir has been lecturing in Italy for the past two years. In March 2009, she gave the lecture “Tamar Er's Wife An Accidental Heroine or Pioneer Feminist” at Centro di Studi Ebraici, ''L'Orientale" Università degli Studi di Napoli and The Biblical Personnage of Tamar at Dipartimento di filosofia, Università degli Studi di Torino. In December 2008, she lectured on “The sacrifice of Isaac as a test of Abraham -The power of emun” at La Sapienza Università, Rome.
On February 20-22, Dr. Richard Sarason served as Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Beth El in Charlotte, NC, speaking about "Whither Reform Worship?" and "Mishkan T'filah in the Context of Reform Liturgies" On February 27, he gave a lecture for the Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University on "The (Not Quite) First Reform Prayer Book: Hamburg, 1819" Also, on March 26, both Richard Levy and Dr. Sarason taught in a conference call for Reform rabbis on "The Mahzor: Challange and Change" about Unetaneh tokef.