Please join us at HUC-JIR/New York on Thursday, February 25 from 9:00am - 4:30 pm for a Yom Iyun on "Our Engagement with Israel: Addressing Personal & Professional Challenges."
The program will begin by setting the context for personal reflections. Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy, and Jay Michaelson, columnist for The Forward, Huffington Post, and Zeek, will begin with "What's Happening with American Jewry?" Hear personal reflections from faculty and students and share your thoughts in small groups.
The program will continue with "Professional Challenges: Life in the Trenches," led by a panel of Jewish professionals including:
Rabbi Andy Bachman, Congregation Beth Elohim, Park Slope
Rabbi Deborah Bravo, Temple Emanu-El, Edison, NJ
Cantor Adina Frydman, Synergy, UJA Federation of Westchester
Mindy Davids, Temple Educator, Temple Sha'aray Tefilah, NYC
The topic of Professional Challenges will continue with "The Place fo Israel in Reform Judaism and the Place of Reform Judaism in Israel," a conversation with:
Rabbi David Ellenson, President, HUC-JIR
Rabbi Na'ama Kelman, Dean, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem
Yehudit Werchow, URJ Shlichah & Israel Rabbinical Student
The program will be followed by Minchah.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, February 22.