Annual Alumni Shabbat Program at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Annual Alumni Shabbat Program at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Alumni from around the world convened at the Annual Alumni Shabbat Program at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem on July 10, 2010.  Paul Liptz presented the keynote address on "Looking Back to the Future: Dilemmas of the Global Interaction of Reform/Progressive Judaism," followed by breakout study sessions which focused on Israel-Diaspora Relations led by: Rabbi Marc Rosenstein, Ph.D., Director, Israel Rabbinic Program; Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Jerusalem Faculty; and Rabbi David Levine, Ph.D., Jerusalem faculty. Alumni had the opportunity to meet the new Year-In-Israel class and enjoy Havdallah with colleagues and incoming students.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve 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, museums, 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.