Rabbinical Students' Presentation of Society for Classical Reform Judaism Essays: May 17 at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati

Friday, May 13, 2011

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 2 pm, the Society for Classical Reform Judaism (SCRJ) Institute at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati will hold a session where the winners of the SCRJ Prize Essay Program will present their essays.

The winning rabbinical students and their pieces are:

  • Joshua Leighton – The Union Prayer Book: A treasury of Reform Tradition
  • Jason Levine – The Reform Movement’s Response to the Clash Between Science and Religion in the 1920s–’30s
  • Maura Linzer – D’var Torah: A Sermon on Parashat Vayishlach – Genesis 35
  • Michal Loving – A Responsa on Nursing on Infants During Synagogue Worship
  • Ari Plost – The Classical Reform Tradition of Social Justice in Chicago: 1900-1960
  • Ari Lorge – Universalism vs. Particularism: An Historic Debate Still With Us

There will be an introduction made by Rabbi Kenneth Kanter, Director, HUC-JIR/Cincinnati Rabbinical Program.

While this SCRJ session will be open to members of the community, discussion will be limited to the student body and faculty. Each student will have about 15 minutes to present their papers with about 30 minutes of open discussion for all the papers together.

As published in The American Israelite: http://americanisraelite.com/archives/5848


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