The Academy of Adult Interfaith Studies at HUC-JIR

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Join the Academy of Adult Interfaith Studies for a fascinating exploration of religious connection and diversity in its many forms. For 13 years, this popular community outreach program has offered non-credit religious education courses for adults, building a loyal following of participants and earning praise from religious leaders throughout Greater Cincinnati.

Instructors include members of HUC-JIR's world-renowned faculty and professors from other area colleges, leading clergy from many religious backgrounds and talented graduate and rabbinical students. They appreciate the curiosity and enthusiasm of adult learners and teach with an ecumenical approach to their subject matter.

The Academy of Adult Interfaith Studies is currently offering Beginning Biblical Hebrew Class on Thursdays during the fall.  Participants in this introductory class will learn Biblical Hebrew starting with the letters. Michael Lyons, a Ph.D. graduate student in Bible and Ancient Near East at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, is leading the course.

For information about the Spring 2011 semester, please contact the Academy of Adult Interfaith Studies at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati at 513-487-3053 or outreach@huc.edu.

The Academy of Adult Interfaith Studies and HUC-JIR gratefully acknowledge the support of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu