Faculty News

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

HUC-JIR is proud of our faculty:

Rabbi Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi presented at the Association for Jewish Studies on Dr. Eugene Borowitz with Dr. Haim O. Rechnitzer.

Dr. Amira Meir is participating in the International Conference in Jewish Studies about “The Heritage of Italian Jewry.”  It will take place at the Gregorian University in Rome in February.  The title of Dr. Meir’s presentation is “And there are none to say Restore: Sforno’s Commentary to the Pentateuchal Poetry.”

Dvora Weisberg's "Levirate Marraige and the Family in Ancient Judaism" (Brandeis University Press) was a finalist for the Women's Studies Barbara Dobkin Award at the 2009 National Jewish Book Awards.

Dr. Gary P. Zola will be speaking at the Spertus College of Judaica in Chicago on Sunday, January 30, 2010.  He will be serving as the scholar-in-residence for the "Brockey Rothschild Institute" which is held at The Temple in Atlanta over the weekend of February 5-7, 2010.


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 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