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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dr. Michael J. Cook addressed "The Jewish Bible in Christian Renaissance Art: Why It's There / What It Means," with visuals, to audiences of three art museums and four interfaith organizations, on April 14 (SkirballMuseum, Cincinnati campus). On the evening of April 22, the Anti-Defamation League's 22nd Catholic-Jewish Colloquium (Cleveland) is built on Dr. Cook's new book, Modern Jews Engage the New Testament: Enhancing Jewish-Welling in a Christian Environment (Jewish Lights). His keynote unveils his invented term: "'Gospel Dynamics': a Breakthrough in Christian-Jewish Understanding" (held at Congregation Shaarey Tikvah).



Reuven Firestone will present his own experiences in a panel titled "Classroom teaching experiences" at Educating Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Leaders for Service in a Multi-Religious World: The American Seminary Context.  The conference will take place April 14-16, 2010 on the adjoining campuses of Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Hebrew College (HC). The gathering is co-sponsored by CIRCLE (Center for Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education), the interfaith center of ANTS and HC, and the Boston Theological Institute (BTI).

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.