HUC-JIR is proud of our accomplished faculty:
Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor, Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, spoke to the Sisterhood of Pasadena Jewish Temple & Center about Jewish language and identity. Dr. Benor also served as an expert witness in a defamation trial.
Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, was invited by the 2011 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference to critique, on April 8, the forthcoming book, Jesus among Friends and Enemies, eds. C. Keith and L. Hurtado, published by Baker Academic 2011.
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Jewish, will participate in an international symposium, “Legal Scholar - Preacher - Spiritual Adviser: Changing Roles of Rabbis, Pastors, and Priests” in Regensburg, Germany on September 19-22, 2011. Click here for further information.
Dr. Leah Hochman, Director, Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, and Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought, will be the Scholar in Residence during Temple Sinai of Las Vegas's annual retreat to Zion National Park on April 29-May 1, 2011. Dr. Hochman will be teaching and learning on "Telling Our Stories: Jewish Stories About Ourselves and Others," "The Beauty in Judaism, Aesthetics, Nature and Religion," and "It's Not Easy Being Green: Nature, Jewish Ethics, the Beautiful and You."
Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman, Ph.D., Barbara and Stephen Friedman Professor of Liturgy, Worship, and Ritual, will participate in an international symposium, “Legal Scholar - Preacher - Spiritual Adviser: Changing Roles of Rabbis, Pastors, and Priests” in Regensburg, Germany on September 19-22, 2011. Click here for further information.
Rabbi Leonard Kravitz, Ph.D., Professor of Midrash & Homiletics, presented the Founders’ Day sermon on March 17, 2011 at HUC-JIR/New York. Click here to read his sermon, “A Matter of Definition.”
Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, along with Dr. Ursula Rudnick, a Lutheran minister, will present “The Shared Testament: A Jewish-Christian Reading,” an online inter-religious dialogue about theology, feminism, and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible. Click here for further information.
Bruce Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Jewish Communal Service, will present a talk on “Not Quite White: Jewish Residential Patterns in Greater Los Angeles" during USC Casden Institute’s May symposium on “Los Angeles Jews of Yesterday and Today.” The symposium will explore the historical and cultural aspects of Jewish life in Los Angeles from the early 1900s until today.
Rabbi Gary Zola, Ph.D., Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Professor of the American Jewish Experience, will serve as the Bernice and Seymour Nordenberg Scholar-In-Residence at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, IL, on April 29-May 1, 2011. The weekend will also mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the congregation. Click here for further information.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation’s oldest 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 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, 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 history, identity, art, and archaeology, and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.