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Major General Sidney Shachnow to Receive President's Medallion at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Graduation

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Major General Sidney Shachnow will receive the President's Medallion from Rabbi David Ellenson at Graduation Ceremonies in Cincinnati on June 6.  Shachnow is a Holocaust survivor, author, and former Commanding General of U.S. Army Special Forces Command. Please click here for the 2-part interview with Major General Shachnow:  Part 1; Part 2.

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 men and women for service to 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.