Agnes Herman, MSW, Awarded with 2010 Media Award by San Diego Psychological Association

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mrs. Agnes Herman shares the story and some thoughts about her and her husband’s acquisition of the Yanov Torah at the dedication ceremony in November 2008.  The Yanov Torah was subsequently donated to HUC-JIR/LA and often taken by rabbinical students to their student pulpits throughout the Western Region.

Congratulations to Mrs. Agnes Herman, MSW for being honored by the San Diego Psychological Association with their 2010 Media Award at their recent conference in October 2010.  The award is presented to “a member of the San Diego media who has made a significant contribution to the community in the past year in his or her coverage of psychologists and psychological/mental health issues”.  Mrs. Herman writes a weekly column called “Shades of Gray” for the North County Times in San Diego, CA.

Mrs. Herman and her late husband, Rabbi Erwin Herman, provided the major gift to create the Jeff Herman Virtual Resource Center (JHVRC) for the Institute for Judaism and Sexual Orientation in 2001 at HUC-JIR/LA.  The JHVRC is a web-based educational environment for all those interested in learning about Judaism, sexual orientation, and gender identity.  It contains the largest online collection of articles, texts, and websites on Judaism and LGBT topics in the world.  http://elearning.huc.edu/jhvrc/


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