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Monday, June 25, 2012

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, will keynote an Institute for Christian Clergy and serve as Scholar-in-Residence at Peninsula Temple Sholom, Burlingame, CA (May 4-6, 2012). In addition to scholarly subjects, he will also address the sociological fallout for Jews from Mel Gibson's failed "Maccabee" movie and Shmuley Boteach's questionable "Kosher Jesus."





Rabbi William Cutter, Ph.D., Founding Director, Kalsman Institute on Judaism & Health, delivered the paper, “Some Reservations on Narrative Ethics,” at the Association for Jewish Ethics in Washington, D.C.  Rabbi Cutter’s article, "Cure and Healing: Where God Meets Science" is published in the forthcoming "Healing to all their Flesh: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on Spirituality, Theology, and Health" (Authors: Jeff Levin, Ph.D.; Keith G. Meador, M.D. Th.M., M.P.H.).





Cantor Bruce Ruben, Director, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, recently published “Music, Liturgy, and Reform Judaism in Mid-Nineteenth Century America: Rabbinic Perspectives” in Musica Judaica Vol. 19.







Dr. Gary P. Zola, Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, recently appeared on a PBS broadcast in Cincinnati on Jewish/Muslim relations. Click here to view the broadcast.

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.