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.