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Monday, November 22, 2010

Dr. Sharon Gillerman, Associate Professor of Jewish History at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles, received the American Historical Association-Pacific Coast Branch Book Award for Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic.  The Pacific Coast Branch Award is given annually for the best book that is submitted by a scholar who resides within the states and provinces from which the Branch draws it membership.  Dr. Gillerman recently published “Producing Jews: Maternity, Eugenics, and the Embodiment of the Jewish Subject,” in eds. Kathleen Canning, Kerstin Barndt, Kristin McGuire, Weimar Publics/Weimar Subjects: Rethinking the Political Culture of Germany in the 1920s. London: Berghahn Publishers, 2010.  She presented her conference paper, “The Uses of Emotion in Holocaust Education,” at USC Shoah Foundation International Digital Access, Outreach, and Research Conference at the University of Southern California on March 25–26, 2010.


Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Professor of Liturgy at HUC-JIR/New York, is receiving an honorary doctorate from Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Pennsylvania in June, 2011.






Dr. David Ilan, Director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, was interviewed and quoted in the December 2010 issue of National Geographic in an article on the historicity of David and Solomon. The "House of David" inscription from Tel Dan is also discussed. Click here to read the article.

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.