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HUC-JIR/Los Angeles Graduation and Ordination Ceremonies 2010

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Monday, May 3, 2010

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Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles will hold Ordination Ceremonies on Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10 am and Graduation Ceremonies on Monday, May 17, 2010 at 3 pm.  Ordination takes place at Wilshire Boulevard Temple (3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles) and Graduation takes place at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles (3077 University Ave., Los Angeles).

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:

Sunday, May 16, 2010 | 23 Iyar 5770 | 10 am
Wilshire Boulevard Temple | 3663 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Dr. Steven F. Windmueller, Dean, HUC-JIR | Los Angeles; Ordination Speaker

The following 11 rabbinical students will be ordained as Rabbis:
Jordana Chernow-Reader
Lindy Davidson
Noam Katz
Ari Margolis
Erin Ellis Mason
Sara Mason-Barkin
Daniel Medwin
Lydia Bloom Medwin
Joshua Samuels
Miriam Terlinchamp
Reuben Zellman

Monday, May 17, 2010 | 4 Sivan 5770 | 3 pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion | 3077 University Ave., Los Angeles

The Doctor of Hebrew Letters degree will be presented to:
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Abner & Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University; Graduation Speaker

The Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, will be presented to:
Professor John R. Miles, Distinguished Professor of English & Religious Studies, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine

The Sherut L’Am Award will be presented to:
Barry and Debra Cohn, San Francisco Communal Leaders and Supporters of Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Life, and the State of Israel

HUC-JIR alumni will be awarded honorary Doctorates of Divinity, Jewish Communal Service, and Jewish Religious Education, in recognition of their 25 years of distinguished professional service:

Rabbinical Alumni – Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
Eliot Joel Baskin
Stephen Cohen
Laurie Coskey, Ed.D.
Yoel H. Kahn, Ph.D.
Marvin Stanley Schwab

Communal Service Alumni – Doctor of Jewish Communal Service, honoris causa
Marla Eglash Abraham
Ron A. Astor, Ph.D.
Karen S. Bernstein
Dale Glasser
George M. Goodwin, Ph.D.
Michelle Krotinger Wolf

Education Alumni - Doctor of Jewish Religious Education, honoris causa
Sheva Locke
Carolyn Moore Mooso
Jane West Walsh, RJE

The Master of Arts in Jewish Education will be presented to the following 7 students:
Jessy Gross
Ilana Mills
Miriam Philips
Rebecca Reice
Bradley Cohen
Lauren Luskey
Tamara Wheatley Weisman

The Master of Arts in Jewish Communal Service will be presented to the following 5 students:
Jenna Fields
Courtney Jacobson
Carly Brown
Melissa Cowen
Samantha Pohl

The Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters will be presented to the following 9 students:
Matthew Dreffin
Aimee Irshay
Aron Klein
Keren Klein
Rachel Joseph Marah
Ilana Schachter
Callie Souther
Suzanne Stone
Greg Weisman

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.