HUC-JIR is proud of our accomplished faculty

Friday, September 7, 2012

Rabbi Bernard Mehlman, Lecturer in Midrash and Homiletics, translated, annotated, and provided an historical introduction released a new ebook, The Way of Man According to Hasidic Teaching, with Dr. Gabriel Padawer. Published by Jewish Lights.

Michele Prince, Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism & Health, presented on Self-Care and Resilience at the American Conference of Cantors-Guild of Temple Musicians Convention in Portland, OR. The presentation launched a research project that will be conducted by the ACC and Kalsman to examine self-care practices among Reform clergy to identify and disseminate successful and less successful strategies to strengthen resilience and fight burnout. Email us to get involved.

Rabbi Dvora Weisberg, Ph. D., Director of the School of Rabbinical Studies at the Jack H. Skirball Campus, translated part of the script for an episode of True Blood from English into the ancient Aramaic language.

Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min., Director, Blaustein Center for Pastoral Counseling, wrote a revised edition of “Beyond Breaking the Glass: A Spiritual Guide to Your Jewish Wedding” (CCAR Press, August 2012).

Dr. Michael Zeldin, Senior National Director of the Schools of Education, had a chapter on Reform Jewish day schools published in The Praeger Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K-12, Volume 1.

The CCAR Journal Summer 2012 issue on Judaism, Health, and Healing was edited by Michele Prince, Director of the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, and Rabbi Nancy H. Wiener, D.Min., with articles by faculty and alumni. Learn more.


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