HUC-JIR is proud of our accomplished faculty:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Rabbi Renni Altman, Associate Dean and Director of the Rabbinical Program,participated in the panel, “The Changing Attitudes of Rabbinical Students on Israel” at a conference with J Street Conference.

Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, Ph.D., Associate Professor for Jewish Thought, recently published “Faith, Truth, and Reason: New Perspectives on Franz Rosenzweig’s Star of Redemption.”  Click here for further information.

Dr. Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy,participated in the panel, “The Changing Attitudes of Rabbinical Students on Israel” at a conference with J Street Conference.

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, will keynote an institute for Christian Clergy and serve as Scholar-in-Residence at Temple Sinai in South Burlington, VT from May 22-25, 2012.

Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min., Director, Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, served as a panelist during the session “Intersection of Health & Faith: Preparing Students to Address Public Health and Policy Issues” at the forum, “Intersection of Faith and Health: Fostering Partnerships to Improve Public Health Outcomes” at New York Theological Seminary on March 16, 2012.  Wiener will participate in “Pastoral Care to Family Members and Loved Ones of GLBTQQ Individuals” during “Embodied Care,” a Yom Iyyun at The Jewish Theological Seminary on April 18.

Rabbi Tali Zelkowicz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Jewish Education and Professor Sara S. Lee Chair for an Emerging Scholar in Jewish Education, taught a session titled, "Audacious Assessment: Toward an Ethic of Jewish Educational Excellence, as a guest scholar for the Los Angeles BJE Principals' Council (March 22, 2012) at Stephen S. Wise Temple.


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