Forty-three rabbinical students will have been ordained this year at HUC-JIR's Ordination ceremonies: 15 in Los Angeles, 14 in New York, and 14 in Cincinnati.
Rabbi Richard Levy, Director, School of Rabbinical Studies at HUC-JIR/LA, delivered the Ordination Address.
Rabbi David Ellenson, President, HUC-JIR 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.”
HUC-JIR/LA Rabbinical Class of 2009
Ordination Class of 2009 prepares for services
Procession of student rabbis into the sanctuary of Temple Israel of Hollywood
With her colleagues looking on, newly-ordained student rabbi, Rachel Timoner, expresses heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Rabbi Richard Levy, Director of the rabbinic school.