HUC-JIR is proud of our accomplished faculty:

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dr. Sarah Benor, Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies, presented “Jews of Color: The Creative Use of Two Ethnolinguistic Repertiores” at the conference, “Racing Language, Languaging Race” at Stanford University; and she led a panel on immigrant groups among Los Angeles Jewish as the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, both in May, 2012.

Dr. Michael J. Cook, Bronstein Professor of Judeo-Christian Studies, will be Scholar-in-Residence and will keynote an Institute for Christian Clergy at Temple B'nai Israel, Easton, MD, June 11-13, 2012.

Rabbi Reuven Firestone, Ph.D., Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam, will speak at the International Conference of Christians and Jews and as the featured speaker in their new International Abrahamic Forum, focusing on Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, in July in Manchester, England. Click here for further information.

Dr. Kristine Henriksen Garroway, Visiting Assistant Professor of Bible, was published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies (Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) for her article, “Gender or Ungendered? The Perception of Children in Ancient Israel.“  Click here for further information.

Dr. David Ilan, Director, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, was published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies (Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) for his book review, Walled Up to Heaven: The Evolution of Middle Bronze Age Fortification Strategies in the Levant by Aaron Burke. Click here for further information.

Dr. Michael A. Meyer, Adolph S. Ochs Professor of Jewish History, 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" on June 12.


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