April Food for Thought
"Righteousness CAN be taught: Role models from
Dr. Racelle Weiman, director of The Center for Holocaust and Humanity
Education of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will
present "Righteousness CAN Be Taught: Role Models from the
Holocaust" at the next HUC-JIR Food for Thought Luncheon
Lecture Series. As part of Holocaust Awareness Weeks 2002,
this session will take place at noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2002
in Mayerson Hall Auditorium at the College-Institute, 3101 Clifton
During this thought-provoking session, participants will hear stories
of "righteous gentiles" who saved the lives of thousands of Jews
during the Holocaust. The results from studies of specific personality
traits, characteristics, and environmental factors that may foster
and promote righteous actions and behaviors will be presented. Testimonials
and historical anecdotes will provide attendees with insights into
developing altruistic behaviors in themselves and in their children.
Since serving as chief researcher for John Bierman's 1981 book
Righteous Gentiles, Weiman has been dedicated to teaching legacies
of goodness and seeking lessons learned. Weiman is a specialist
in interfaith and interethnic relations and is certified in conflict
resolution methodology from Tufts University in Boston and Hebrew
University in Jerusalem. She has served as a consultant worldwide
on numerous educational projects, curricula development, and exhibits
that grapple with the issues of tolerance and Holocaust education.
Weiman was a lecturer at the University of Haifa in Israel for 14
years after receiving her doctorate from Temple University's Department
of Religion. She lectures around the world and writes frequently
for journals and the press.
In its twelfth season, Food For Thought features HUC-JIR
faculty and scholars who discuss their fields of expertise and recent
research with the public. The Department of Outreach Education invites
the community to participate in Holocaust Awareness Weeks and attend
this unique educational opportunity with Dr. Racelle Weiman. A hot
buffet lunch will be available for $8; reservations are necessary.
There is a $2 fee to attend the lecture only. To learn more about
Food For Thought, the Department of Outreach Education of HUC-JIR,
or to make a reservation contact Marcia Cruse, (513) 221-1875 ext.
Holocaust Awareness Weeks 2002: Role Models from the Holocaust
highlights the brave acts of rescue and resistance that have particular
resonance for today. Two weeks of lectures, exhibits, films, and
cultural events are offered to the public. Area bookstores and public
libraries will feature exhibits and book signings, the Cincinnati
Film Society will host film viewings across the Cincinnati and Northern
Kentucky area, and local universities and high schools will welcome
world-renowned speakers. For information about Holocaust Awareness
Weeks or to receive a calendar of events contact Carrie Glenny at
(513) 221-1875 ext. 355.
Founded in Cincinnati in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion is the oldest institution of higher Jewish education
in the western hemisphere and the academic and professional leadership
development center of the Reform Movement. The College-Institute
trains rabbis, cantors, religious school educators, and Jewish communal
workers at its four campuses in Cincinnati, New York, Los Angeles,
and Jerusalem. In addition to training professional leadership to
serve the Jewish community, HUC-JIR's School of Graduate Studies
awards Masters and Doctoral degrees to men and women of all faiths.