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HUC-JIR/Cincinnati :Graduation and Ordination Ceremonies 2010

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Click here to view the national invitation for event details. 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati will hold Ordination Ceremonies on Saturday, June 5, 2010 at 9 am and Graduation Ceremonies on Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 1 pm.  Ordination Ceremonies will take place at Plum Street Temple (726 Plum Street, Cincinnati) and Graduation Ceremonies will take place at Isaac M. Wise Temple (8329 Ridge Road, Cincinnati).

Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, said, “The Class of 2010 emerges from the College-Institute imbued with leadership skills, steeped in knowledge, strengthened by a commitment to service, and dedicated to bringing hope and healing to our troubled world.  As they touch the lives of others through their sacred work as rabbis, cantors, educators, communal professionals, scholars, and pastoral care-givers throughout North America and around the world, they will be a source of inspiration and guidance.”

Rabbi Ellenson will present honorary degrees and awards to leading academic, communal, and civic leaders; award earned degrees to HUC-JIR’s graduates; and ordain the Rabbinical Class of 2010;  as follows:

Saturday, June 5, 2010 | 23 Sivan 5770 | 9 am
Plum Street Temple| 726 Plum Street, Cincinnati

Dr. David Aaron, Professor of Bible, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati; Ordination Speaker

The following 11 students will be ordained as Rabbis:
Barbara Block
Emily Dunn
Jean Eglinton
Jason Holtz
Emily Huebscher
Amy Ross
Scott Segal
Dena Shaffer
Sarah Smiley
Michael Weinstein
Benjamin Zeidman

Sunday, June 6, 2010 | 24 Sivan 5770 | 1 pm
Isaac M. Wise Temple | 8329 Ridge Road, Cincinnati

Dr. Samuel Greengus, Director of the School of Graduate Studies, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati; Graduation Speaker

The Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, will be presented to:
Bishop E. Lynn Brown, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, OH; Presiding Prelate, Second Episcopal District
Judy Chicago, Artist, Author, Feminist, Educator
Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The President's Medallion will be presented to: Major General Sidney Shachnow, Holocaust survivor, former Commander of U.S. Army Special Forces Command, and Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.)

Rabbinical Alumni – Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
Judith Z. Abrams, Ph.D.
Eric J. Bram
Lewis H. Kamrass
Karyn D. Kedar
Jonathan Magidovitch
Eric R. Slaton
Susan Gail Warshell

Graduate Studies Alumni - Founders’ Medallion
Bill T. Arnold, Ph.D.
Bryan Beyer, Ph.D.
John I. Kampen, Ph.D.

The following 7 students will receive the Ph.D:
Scott Ashmon
Ed Gallagher
Russell Mack
David Musgrave
David Palmer
Andrew Riley
Jason Soenksen

The following student will receive the M.A.:
Young Bok Kim

The following 4 students will receive the M. Phil:
Brian Gault
Ben Noonan
Carl Pace
Sun Jin Park

The following 9 students will receive the Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters:
Sandra Bellush
Barbara Block
Laila Haas
Emily Huebscher
Joshua Leighton
Aaron Miller
Ari Plost
Scott Segal
Michael Weinstein

Please note that all degrees are pending completion of all requirements.

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.