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HUC-JIR Faculty and Students Featured on Cablevision’s Jewish Life

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Friday, February 11, 2011

On February 11 and again on April 1, Cablevision’s television show Jewish Life will air “A Tribute to Singer/Songwriter Debbie Friedman.”  Guests will include Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Professor of Cantorial Arts at HUC-JIR’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music; Mark Kligman, Professor of Musicology; and HUC-JIR/New York cantorial students Joshua Breitzer and Vicki Glikin.  On February 18 and again on April 8, Jewish Life will air “The Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion” with guests Cantor Bruce Ruben, Director of the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music; Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller; and HUC-JIR/New York cantorial students David Mintz and Julia Katz.  Jewish Life, with host Stewart Ain, airs on Fridays across Long Island on Cablevision Channel 115 at 5:00 pm.

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.