"Moses and the Journey to Leadership: Visions for the 21st Century,” a National Symposium Honoring Dr. Norman J. Cohen, took place across HUC-JIR’s stateside campuses on Sunday, April 18, 2010, with presentations and discussion nationally linked through HUC-JIR’s e-classroom technology. Organized in tribute to Dr. Norman Cohen, Provost Emeritus and Professor of Midrash, the symposium featured a keynote address by Dr. Cohen on Moses and leadership.
Distinguished faculty scholars responded in a national dialogue, live from their campuses in New York, Cincinnati, and Los Angeles, on leadership in the American Jewish community and preparing HUC-JIR’s students for their leadership roles. The participants included Rabbi David Ellenson, President; I.H. and Anna Grancell Professor of Jewish Religious Thought; Rabbi Jerome Davidson, National Coordinator of Leadership Initiatives, New York; Rabbi Sam Joseph, Professor of Jewish Education and Leadership Development, Cincinnati; and Professor Sara Lee, Director Emerita, Rhea Hirsch School of Education, Los Angeles. Dr. Steven Windmueller, Dean, HUC-JIR/Los Angeles,moderated the event.