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“Midrash and a Meal” to Increase Interest in Reform Judaism

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Thursday, June 2, 2011


HUC-JIR provides Reform Jewish students studying abroad from American and Canadian universities at the Hebrew University Rothberg International School with opportunities to increase their interest, knowledge, and connection to Reform Judaism. “Midrash and a Meal” is a program designed to give students easy access to Reform Judaism on their campus while living in Jerusalem. The program consists of a meal and then discussion on a topic of interest with a rabbi or rabbinical student.  A semester-long film series addressed issues at the heart of Reform Jewish thought through a combination of Jewish text study and film clips from popular movies, which exposed students to elements of Israeli culture  The hope of the program is that by providing exciting, relevant Jewish text study from a Reform perspective, students will continue to deepen their connection to Reform Judaism while in Israel.


Many thanks to Men of Reform Judaism's Reform on Campus Program for sharing this photograph and information. Click here for further information on the Men of Reform Judaism's Reform on Campus Program.

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. www.huc.edu