Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) held New York Graduation on Thursday, May 2, 2013 and New York Ordination on Sunday, May 5, 2013, both at Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York. HUC-JIR bestowed degrees on the Class of 2013's cadre of new Jewish professional leaders for the Reform Movement. Distinguished communal and civic leaders and alumni were awarded with honorary degrees and prizes in recognition of their service to Reform congregations and North American Jewry, and in honor of their humanitarian work.
Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President, stated, “The Class of 2013 emerges from the College-Institute imbued with leadership skills, steeped in knowledge, strengthened by a commitment to service, and dedicated to bringing hope and healing to our troubled world. As they touch the lives of others through their sacred work as rabbis, cantors, educators, nonprofit management professionals, scholars, and pastoral care-givers throughout North America and around the world, they will be a source of inspiration and guidance.”
Arnold M. Eisen, Ph.D., Chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary, presented the New York Graduation address. Read Chancellor Eisen's address.
Rabbi David M. Posner, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, presented the Ordination address. Read Rabbi Posner's address.
NEW YORK GRADUATION
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 22 Iyar 5773 | 4 pm
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York | 10 East 66th Street, New York
The Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, was presented to:
The Dr. Bernard Heller Prize was presented to:
The American Jewish Distinguished Service Award was presented to:
The Certificate of Recognition was presented to:
HUC-JIR alumni were awarded honorary Doctorates of Divinity and Music in recognition of their 25 years of distinguished professional service:
Rabbinical Alumni – Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
Cantorial Alumni – Doctor of Music, honoris causa
The Doctor of Ministry was presented to the following 4 students:
The Master of Arts in Religious Education was presented to the following 8 students:
The Master of Arts in Religious Education from the Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education was presented to the following 16 students:
The Master of Sacred Music was presented to the following 4 students:
The Master of Arts in Hebrew Literature was presented to the following 11 students:
NEW YORK ORDINATION
Sunday, May 5, 2013 | 25 Iyar 5773 | 9 am
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York | Fifth Avenue at 65th Street, New York
Rabbi David M. Posner, Senior Rabbi, Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York, Ordination Speaker
The Roger E. Joseph Prize was presented to:
On the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Roger E. Joseph Prize, the Joseph Family and friends have published a commemorative volume that pays tribute to the enduring vision and values of Roger E. Joseph. Learn more.
The following 10 students were ordained as Cantors:
The following 13 students were ordained as Rabbis:
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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