HUC-JIR is proud of our accomplished faculty:
Rabbi Susan Einbinder, Ph.D., Professor of Hebrew Literature, will present "A Death in Wisdom's Court: Poetry and Martyrdom in 13th Century Castile" during the session “Jews in Christian Society” at the conference, “Christianity and Culture in the Middle Ages” on March 10 at the University of Notre Dame.
Rabbi David Ellenson, Ph.D., President, recently wrote “The Rock from Which They Were Cleft” in the Jewish Review of Books. Click here to read his article.
Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam, delivered the 2012 Julian Lecture in Jewish Studies at Indiana University on March 5. Click here for further information. Rabbi Firestone also presented the keynote speech at the Multicultural Mosaic Foundation’s 2012 Legislative Dialogue and Friendship Dinner on February 29.
Dr. Nili Fox, Director of the School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Bible, presented "Fashion vs. Ideology: Biblical Laws Pertaining to Israelite Dress" as part of the Jewish Studies Lecture Series entitled: The Matter of Israelite Religion at University of Chicago on March 1. On March 2, she presented "Israel In and Out of Egypt: Exodus in History and Tradition," an archeological perspective, at KAM Isaiah-Israel.
Dr. Leah Hochman, Director of the Louchheim School for Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought, is speaking at the Ventura Jewish Film Festival on March 24, where she will introduce and lead a discussion on the German film, Kaddish For A Friend, which recently won the Audience Award at the Boston Jewish Film Festival. Click here for further information.
Dr. David Mendelsson, Head of Israel Studies, spoke to a United Jewish-Israel Appeal sponsored Seminar in London on March 5, 2012 on “Declining Faith – Increasing Faith: Jewish Parents and Day Schools.” He examined why supplementary education has been eclipsed by Jewish day schools within the landscape of Jewish education in the UK and shared the results of his research which places the issue in the wider context of the changing nature of British society, state education, Jewish socio-economic status and the growth of Jewish awareness. The visit coincided with the publication of his book: Jewish Education in England 1944-1988(Peter Lang, Oxford 2011). Click here for further information.
Dr. Gary P. Zola, Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, who received the 2012 King Legacy Award on January 16, was highlighted in “Northeast Suburban Life.” Click here to read the article.
Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion is the nation’s oldest 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 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, 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 history, identity, art, and archaeology, and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.