HUC-JIR Graduation and Ordination Ceremonies in Cincinnati

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) held Cincinnati Ordination Ceremonies on Saturday, June 2, 2012 and Cincinnati Graduation Ceremonies on Sunday, June 3, 2012.  Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, said, “The Class of 2012 emerges from the College-Institute imbued with leadership skills, steeped in knowledge, strengthened by a commitment to service, and dedicated to bringing hope and healing to our troubled world.  As they touch the lives of others through their sacred work as rabbis and scholars throughout North America and around the world, they will be a source of inspiration and guidance.” HUC-JIR is the nation's oldest institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism.

 

CINCINNATI ORDINATION
Saturday, June 2, 2012 | 12 Sivan 5772 | 9 am
Plum Street Temple | 720 Plum Street, Cincinnati

Celebrating the Rabbinic Ordination of Women 1972-2012
Special Guest, Rabbi Sally J. Priesand

Rabbi Rick Jacobs, Incoming President, Union for Reform Judaism, Ordination Speaker. Click here to read his address.

The following 13 students were ordained as Rabbis:
Ariel Cara Boxman
Erin Craig Boxt
Jonathan Cohen
Matthew David Cohen
Stephanie Clark Covitz
David Adam Gerber
Rachel Leah Joseph
Jennifer Michele Lader
Maura Hope Linzer
Michal Merraro Loving
Nicole Kauffman Roberts
Samuel Joseph Rose
Anne R. Strauss

 

CINCINNATI GRADUATION
Sunday, June 3, 2012 | 13 Sivan 5772 | 1 pm
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion | 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati

The Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, was presented to:
Russell D. Feingold, United States Senator for Wisconsin, 1993-2011, Graduation Speaker
Ruth Behar, Ph.D., Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
Rabbi Edward A. Goldman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus Israel and Ida Bettan Chair in Midrash and Homiletics, HUC-JIR
Stephen A. Kaufman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Bible and Cognate Literature, HUC-JIR

The American Jewish Distinguished Service Award was presented to:
Larry Moses, Senior Philanthropic Advisor and President Emeritus, The Wexner Foundation

HUC-JIR Graduate Studies alumni were awarded with the Graduate Medallion in recognition of their 25 years of distinguished professional service:
Jean Ouellette, Ph.D.
C. Hassell Bullock, Ph.D.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies was presented to the following 6 students:
Benjamin James Noonan
Brian Paul Gault
Donald Henry Carlson
Brian A. Bompiani
Justin M. Rogers
Sung Jin Park

The Master of Philosophyin Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies was presented to the following 4 students
Audrey Rhona Korotkin
James Bradford Pate
Ryan Lucas Korstange
Oshrat Morag

The Master of Arts in Judaic, Hebraic, and Cognate Studies was presented to the following 2 students:
Shane P. Cass
Jordan Wesley Jones

The Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters was presented to the following 10 students:
Stephanie Clark Covitz
Brent Phillip Gutmann
Jordan R. Helfman
Meredith Faye Kahan
Jon D. Kleinman
Jason Ross Levine
Ariel Sol Lorge
Jessica Huettner Rosenthal
David Leon Spinrad
James Avi Stoloff


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first 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 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