Graduation and Ordination Ceremonies 2010
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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati will hold Ordination Ceremonies on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9 am and Graduation Ceremonies on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 1 pm. Ordination Ceremonies will take place at Plum Street Temple (726 Plum Street, Cincinnati) and Graduation Ceremonies will take place at Isaac M. Wise Temple (8329 Ridge Road, Cincinnati).
Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, said, “The Class of 2010 emerges from the College-Institute imbued with leadership skills, steeped in knowledge, strengthened by a commitment to service, and dedicated to bringing hope and healing to our troubled world. As they touch the lives of others through their sacred work as rabbis, cantors, educators, communal professionals, scholars, and pastoral care-givers throughout North America and around the world, they will be a source of inspiration and guidance.”
Rabbi Ellenson will present honorary degrees and awards to leading academic, communal, and civic leaders; award earned degrees to HUC-JIR’s graduates; and ordain the Rabbinical Class of 2010; as follows:
Saturday, June 5, 2010 | 23 Sivan 5770 | 9 am
Plum Street Temple| 726 Plum Street, Cincinnati
Dr. David Aaron, Professor of Bible, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati; Ordination Speaker
The following 11 students will be ordained as Rabbis:
Sunday, June 6, 2010 | 24 Sivan 5770 | 1 pm
Isaac M. Wise Temple | 8329 Ridge Road, Cincinnati
Dr. Samuel Greengus, Director of the School of Graduate Studies, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati; Graduation Speaker
The Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, will be presented to:
Bishop E. Lynn Brown, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, OH; Presiding Prelate, Second Episcopal District
Judy Chicago, Artist, Author, Feminist, Educator
Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The President's Medallion will be presented to: Major General Sidney Shachnow, Holocaust survivor, former Commander of U.S. Army Special Forces Command, and Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Rabbinical Alumni – Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
Judith Z. Abrams, Ph.D.
Eric J. Bram
Lewis H. Kamrass
Karyn D. Kedar
Eric R. Slaton
Susan Gail Warshell
Graduate Studies Alumni - Founders’ Medallion
Bill T. Arnold, Ph.D.
Bryan Beyer, Ph.D.
John I. Kampen, Ph.D.
The following 7 students will receive the Ph.D:
The following student will receive the M.A.:
Young Bok Kim
The following 4 students will receive the M. Phil:
Sun Jin Park
The following 9 students will receive the Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters:
Please note that all degrees are pending completion of all requirements.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation’s oldest 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 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 history, identity, art, and archaeology, and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.