"TV vs. Torah: Why ‘True Blood’ is Winning" with Professor Diane Winston - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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"TV vs. Torah: Why ‘True Blood’ is Winning" with Professor Diane Winston

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Professor Diane Winston, Knight Chair of Media and Religion at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, gave a special talk to the students and faculty at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles on January 19, 2011.  Her presentation, entitled “TV vs. Torah: Why ‘True Blood’ is Winning,” chronicled the phenomenon of an increasingly personalized media filling a role in the United States that has been traditionally played by religious community affiliation.

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. www.huc.edu