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Monday, June 25, 2012

Rabbi Yehoyada Amir, Ph.D., Associate Professor for Jewish Thought, edited “Jacob’s Leader: Jewish Reflections” (Carmel Publishing House and The Mordecai M. Kaplan Center of Congregation Mevakshei Derekh in Jerusalem). Click here for further information.

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, will keynote Seattle Temple De Hirsch Sinai's "Christian Clergy Institute" and serve as Scholar-in-Residence (May 8-11, 2012), on subjects including "Fixations on the End-Times in 2012: Flawed Recourse to Daniel, Ezekiel, & the Book of Revelation."  Dr. Cook will be speaking May 18-20 for Jewish-Christian venues in Odessa / Midland, Texas on subjects including "Jews, Jesus & the Gospels: Why the Future’s No Longer What It Used to Be;” “If Jewish History Goes in Cycles, Where Are We Now with Christian Denominations & Islam?” “Close Encounters of the Religious Kind: Answering Queries from Christian Friends;” and "Symbolic Images of Judaism in Famous Renaissance Painting."

Rabbi Dr. Dalia Marx, Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Midrash, appeared on Dov Elboim's show on Chanel 1 on the Israeli TV. Click here to watch.

Dr. Michael A. Meyer, Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History, will be speaking at Heichal Shlomo in Jerusalem on "Minhagim in Reform Judaism" as part of a panel on "Minhagim in Different Movements of Judaism" during a conference on "Minhagim:  Customs and Practice in Jewish Life," sponsored by Tel Aviv University.  On June 12, he will speak at the University of Zurich on "Annäherung an eine pluralistische jüdisch-religiöse Erziehung aus liberaler Perspektive" within the framework of a conference on "Pluralism Within Judaism".

Michele Prince, Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, participated in a transdiscliplinary and cross-community conversation with Julia Lupton, director of UCI's Program in Jewish Studies program and Ellen Olshansky, director of UCI's Program in Nursing Science, at a UC Irvine Conference on Judaism and Health on April 24.

Dr. Steven F. Windmueller, Rabbi Alfred Gottschalk Emeritus Professor, recently published the article,"From Tea Party to J Street: Jews and American Politics, Understanding the Changing Landscape of the Jewish Vote," Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Winter/Spring 2012, Volume 87, pages 207-215. Click here to read the article.

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.