Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of
Religion, Cincinnati, proudly announces the ordination recipients
of the Class of 2002
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati,
will hold its ordination ceremony on Saturday, June 1, 2002 at 9:30
am at Plum Street Temple with Rabbi David Ellenson, president of
HUC-JIR, ordaining eleven rabbis. The ordination class has invited
Anita Diamant, prize-winning journalist and author of The Red Tent
and Good Harbor, to address them during the service.
The following students will be ordained as rabbis: Jeremy A. Barras,
Michael Z. Birnholz, Karen N. Companez, Alan R. Freedman, David
L. Levinsky, Daniel R. Plotkin, Jonathan S. Roos, Laura M. Sheinkopf
Hoffman, Jonathan S. Siger, Lauren F. Werber, and Beth B. Wing.
This year, the College-Institute will ordain 31 rabbis (12 men,
19 women) in Cincinnati, New York, and, for the first time, in Los
Angeles. The College-Institute will invest 9 cantors (1 man, 8 women)
in New York. These new rabbis and cantors will be serving Reform
Jewish congregations and community organizations around the country
including such cities as Albany, NY; Austin, TX; Buffalo Grove,
IL; Buffalo, NY; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Elkins Park, PA; Glencoe,
IL; Houston, TX; Louisville, KY; and Vero Beach, FL.
At the ordination and investiture ceremonies of HUC-JIR's New
York Campus on May 12, 2002, the 2002 Roger E. Joseph Prize was
awarded to Father Mychal Judge, posthumously, and the City of New
York Fire Department. Judge, a Franciscan priest and New York Fire
Department chaplain, died while ministering to New York fire fighters
on September 11, 2001. The Roger E. Joseph Prize is presented annually
to an individual or organization, which by virtue of religious and
moral commitment has made a distinctive contribution to humanity.