The Rhea Hirsch School of Education Alumni Association gathered for their sixth Kallah on February 10-12, 2012, at Brandeis Bardin Camp in Simi Valley, CA. The Kallah consisted of a Shabbat experience of study, sharing and community building.
Dr. Leah Hochman, Director of the Jerome H. Louchheim School of Judaic Studies and Assistant Professor of Jewish Thought at the Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles, served as the Scholar-in-Residence. The topic of study was "Developing a Personal Theology."
Rhea Hirsch School of Education alumni participated in the leadership of the kallah; sharing stories of excellence, helping fellow alumni deal with challenges on the job, and leading worship. Current students were also invited to share Shabbat and lead morning worship.
Ellen Lefkowitz (HUC-JIR/LA '99) was installed as the new Chair of the Alumni Association and we thanked Cindy Reich (HUC-JIR/LA '84) for passing the torch.
As always, there was a tremendous feeling of camaraderie as we celebrated together and took pride in the many accomplishments of our fellow alumni.