Gerald Bubis, Professor Emeritus of HUC-JIR/LA, addressed the national meeting of the Administrative section of the American Psychological Association on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. On March 17, Bubis will address the Association of Jewish Aging at their national meeting in La Jolla, LA on "Tomorrow's Jewish Aged". On April 17, 2009, Bubis will be speaking at Temple Beth Israel on the "Role of the Jewish Communal Professional in the Synagogue". Bubis also wrote a chapter In HUC-JIR graduate Roberta Louis Goodman's book, What We Now Know About Jewish Education, which won a Jewish Book Council award in its category.
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