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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rabbi Dr. Martin A. Cohen, Professor of Jewish History, will present the Rabbi A. Stanley Dreyfus Memorial Lecture at Union Temple of Brooklyn on Friday, October 28.  His lecture, “Marketing Judaism for the 21st Century, will take place at 9:00 pm.  Click here for further information.





Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy, conducted a survey of Jewish Theological Seminary-ordained rabbis and current rabbinical students, showing continued strong attachment to Israel among both the students and their older colleagues.






Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, will conduct an institute for Christian clergy and then serve as Scholar-in-Residence for Congregation Achduth Vesholom, Fort Wayne, IN, from November 3-6, 2011.  Click here for further information.






Dr. Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Professor of Bible, has recently had her new commentary on the Book of Ruth published by The Jewish Publication Society (JPS Bible Commentary: Ruth).  The commentary was written with Dr. Tikva Frymer-Kensky, z’’l.






Dr.Yifat Thareani, Researcher at the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archeology, was published in the monthly magazine "Eretz Acheret.” Click here to read an introduction to the article (Hebrew).





Dr. Steven Windmueller, Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor of Jewish Communal Service at HUC-JIR, participated as a guest on Radio Times, a program sponsored by WHYY, an NPR affiliate in Philadelphia (91FM), on October 11. The one hour broadcast was devoted to a discussion of the Jewish vote and the 2012 elections. The focus of this conversation was designed to help listeners better understand Jewish political behavior—what issues are most important to Jews and what are the changing demographic trends that may impact Jewish voting.   Click here to listen.  Dr. Windmueller is quoted in a recent article about Jewish demographics in Nevada regarding Jews are holding High Holy Day services in casinos.  Click here to read the article.



Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of the American Jewish Archives, was noted in the Forward’s recent article, “Washington's First Letter to Jews Is Lost.” Click here to read the article.

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.