Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, awarded Rabbi Charles L. Arian with the Doctor of Divinity at Graduation Ceremonies in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York. Rabbi Arian was honored for 25 years of scholarly distinction as an alumnus of HUC-JIR.
Charles L. Arian is the rabbi of Beth Jacob Synagogue in Norwich, CT. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and Hazlet, NJ, and received his undergraduate education at Georgetown University.
Arian has worked as a campus rabbi, a think-tank scholar, and a congregational rabbi. He has spoken and published widely in the area of Christian-Jewish relations. He is active in the Norwich Area Clergy Association, the Norwich Rotary Club, and is the founding chairman of the Norwich Ethics Commission.
He lives in Norwich with his wife, the former Keleigh Scott Wine. Their daughter Berkeleigh is a student at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.
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