Rabbi Arthur Green, Ph.D., Rector, Rabbinical School, Hebrew College, : Received Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters : from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rabbi Arthur Green, Ph.D., Irving Brudnick Professor of Jewish Philosophy and Rector of the Rabbinical School at Hebrew College, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at HUC-JIR’s Graduation in New York on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, 10 East 66th Street, New York City.  Rabbi Green also presented the Graduation address.  Click here to read his address.

Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, stated, “An authority on Jewish thought and philosophy, Dr. Green is an inspiring teacher and prolific author who represents the epitome of the academic ideal.”

Recognized for his expertise in Jewish thought and spirituality and as a founder of the havurah movement, Dr. Green received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Brandeis University and his M.H.L. and rabbinical ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary.  He is Professor Emeritus at Brandeis University and previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where he served as Dean and President (1984-1993). 

His extensive publications include Ehyeh: A Kabbalah for Tomorrow, A Guide to the Zohar, and Radical Judaism: Rethinking God and Tradition.  He lectures widely at universities and Jewish communities throughout North America, as well as in Israel. 

Click here to view the National 2011 Graduation/Ordination/Investiture press release.

Click here to view the invitation.


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