|HUC-JIR is proud of our accomplished faculty:
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, will travel to Berlin to deliver a paper and then engage in a series of discussions at a convocation of the International Council of Christians and Jews as part of a process for the ICCJ to expand their mandate to include Muslims.
Sandra Kazan, Voice and Speech Coach at HUC-JIR/New York, recently had her article, “Voice and the Rabbi: The Art of Delivering a Sermon,” published in The Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall 2010.
Dr. Jonathan Krasner, Assistant Professor of the American Jewish Experience at HUC-JIR/New York, will be the Scholar-in-Residence December 10-12, 2010, at Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester. Click here for further information.
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.