|HUC-JIR Partners with the Global Day of Jewish Learning
HUC-JIR is proud to announce that it has become a supporting partner of the Global Day of Jewish Learning, November 7, 2010 (www.1people1day.org).
On that day, Jewish communities around the world – from Washington, DC to Paris and from Moscow to Buenos Aires – will be uniting in the study of Jewish texts. The event marks the completion of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s historic Talmud commentary. On that day, Rabbi Steinsaltz will symbolically write the final lines of his monumental work, bringing to a close a 45-year project that comprises 45 volumes.
To date, over 40 communities across North America are already engaged in Global Day activities. The Global Day of Jewish Learning is a once-in-a-lifetime event; HUC-JIR is proud to be participating in it.
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.