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Friday, February 26, 2010

Dr. Richard S. Sarason will be scholar-in-residence at Beth Tikva Congregation in Hoffman Estates, IL (a Chicago suburb) on March 12-13, where he will be speaking and teaching on "Whoever Sings Prays Twice: Music as a Vehicle for Prayer," sharing musical examples along the way.



In early May, Dr. William Cutter, Steinberg Emeritus Professor of Human Relations at HUC-JIR/LA, will be the speaker at the celebration of Sheldon Marder's Tenth Anniversary as chaplain to the SFO Home for the Aging.  His subject will be Looking Faith in the Face--a Jewish way of being.  Later in May, he will be scholar in Residence for "Havurah", a group of 15 young rabbis who gather annually in Arizona for study.  This year's theme will be "Renewing The Art of Hebrew"--Three modern poets who have re-created the Hebrew:  Dahlia Ravikovitch; Yehuda Amichai; Natan Zach.  The first two weeks in June, Dr. Cutter will be working in Jerusalem with Sugiyot Chaim, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem's public education program there on health and healing. 

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.