Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), has announced the Class of 2009, who will be ordained, invested, and graduated this spring in Cincinnati, Los Angeles, and New York. HUC-JIR is the nation's oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism.
The rabbinical graduates of the Cincinnati School of HUC-JIR will be ordained at Ordination Services at Plum Street Temple on June 6th.
Fourteen rabbis (10 women, 4 men) will be ordained (of 43 rabbinical graduates of the Class of 2009 – 30 women, 13 men) at the convocation marking the 134th academic year. Rabbi Ellenson will deliver the Ordination Address.
Rabbi Ellenson said, “The Class of 2009 emerges from the College-Institute imbued with leadership skills, steeped in knowledge, strengthened by a commitment to service, and dedicated to bringing hope and healing to our troubled world. As they touch the lives of others through their sacred work as rabbis, cantors, educators, communal professionals, scholars, and pastoral care-givers throughout North America and around the world, they will be a source of inspiration and guidance.”
The students to be ordained rabbi are:
Elizabeth Bandyk Bahar
Rachel Crossly Saphire
Tami Elliott Goodman
Please see the national invitation for full event details ().