Shabbat Worship and Torah Study with HUC-JIR Scholars at the URJ North American Forum - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Shabbat Worship and Torah Study with HUC-JIR Scholars at the URJ North American Forum

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Friday, February 18, 2011

The URJ West District presents the URJ North American Forum, three days of learning, networking, and community on February 25-27, 2011, in Los Angeles.  The Forum will offer the opportunity to engage in inspiring Shabbat worship and enlightening Torah study with HUC-JIR scholars, inculding Rabbi Lewis Barth, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Midrash and Related Literature; Rabbi Joshua Garroway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Early Christianity and Second Commonwealth; and Leah Hochman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought. 


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.