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Friday, November 19, 2010

Dr. David Aaron, Professor of Hebrew Bible & History of Interpretation at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, was honored as the outstanding faculty member of the year for HUC-JIR/Cincinnati at the 23rd Annual Celebration of Teaching event sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. To recognize his contribution to both the Rabbinical School and Graduate School, the presidents of both the Rabbinical Student Association (Jason Levine) and the Graduate School Association (Jill Abramowitz Guttmann) were present. Dr. Aaron was introduced by Rabbi Ken Kanter, Director of the Rabbinical School.




Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, was invited to present in the Feminist Hermeneutics Section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting on November 19-23 in a panel on "The Politics and Practices of Commentary Writing."






Dr. Nili Fox, Professor of Bible at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati, will present at the SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 1:00 pm. She will present "Biblical Sanctification of Dress: Why Wear Tassels on Garments (Num 15:38-40; Deut 22:12)?" during the session on Israelite Religion in its West Asian Environment.

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 leaders to serve 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, museums, 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.