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Friday, November 11, 2011

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, will lecture from November 11-13, 2011 at the University of South Carolina on "Is the New Testament Anti-Jewish?" along with serving as Scholar-in-Residence at Temple B'nai Israel in Spartanburg, SC, and in two local churches where he will address, respectively, "Jewish Elements of Jesus' Parables" and "Jewish Symbols in Renaissance Nativity Paintings."  Dr. Cook will be one of three presenters at a symposium on "Bach's St. John'sPassion," at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, on November 15, 2011.

Dr. David Mendelsson, Director of Israel Studies at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, had his new book, Jewish Education in England 1944-1988, published by Peter Lang (Oxford).

Cantor Josee Wolff, D.Min., Director of Student Placement in the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, presented at the workshop, The Jews of The Netherlands, at The Jewish Museum. Click here for further information.

Dr. Michael Zeldin, Professor of Jewish Education and Director of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, was the speaker at a gathering of Rashi and Akiva Donors at the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Community Day School in Foster City, CA.  His topic was "More Than a Century Later and a World Apart:  The Debates Over Jewish Day Schools Then and Now."

Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and Professor of the American Jewish Experience, will serve as the scholar-in-residence at Temple Beth Or, in Raleigh, NC on November 11-13, 2011.  Click here for further information.  From December 2-4, 2011, Dr. Zola will serve as the scholar-in-residence at Temple Emanuel of Dallas, TX.  Click here for further information.


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, 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