New York Kollel Launches Spring 2003 Community
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion launches the
Spring 2003 Community Programs: museum exhibitions, continuing legal
education, lectures, courses, outreach and study sessions, as well
as extensive adult education courses.
New York Kollel Courses
Beginning January 21
Hebrew Classes: Biblical and Prayerbook; Rabbinic; Modern- Ulpan,
Beginning Intensive Modern, Intermediate Modern; Advanced Beit Midrash:
Text Classes: Parashat Ha-Shavua: The Weekly Torah Portion; Women
at Prayer; Gates of Light: Introduction to the Zohar; The Jewish
Bookshelf; The Jewish Calendar: The Ritual Life of Judaism; Reading
Between the Lines: Introduction to Midrash
History Classes: The Torah: History or Allegory; Women in Rabbinic
Aggadah; In Search of The Messiah
New York School of Education Gateways for Learning-- A program
for those who work or wish to work in the Jewish Community.
Wednesdays, February 19-March 19, 6:30-9:00 pm
Wednesdays, March 26-May 7 6:30-9:00 pm
Creating Meaning, Connections, and Comfort in Jewish Study
Through July 3, 2003
Rebirth After the Holocaust: The Bergn-Belsen Displaced Persons
Upon the British Army’s liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration
camp on April 15, 1945, the uprooted and homeless Jewish survivors
emerged with a boundless determination to rebuild their lives.
February 20–June 4, 2003
Thirty Pieces/Thirty Years: Works by Ann Sperry
Sculptor Ann Sperry’s first major retrospective exhibition
explores the relationship between her feminism, innovative approach
to sculpture, and her identity and Jewish heritage.
February 10–June 27, 2003
Lilith Magazine: Women Transforming Judaism
Lilith, the award-winning independent Jewish women’s magazine,
is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary with an insightful
exhibition on the changes it has made in women’s lives.
Continuing Legal Education
February 26, March 19, May 7, 6:00-8:00 PM
Legal Ethics in Jewish and American Law
Professor Russell G. Pearce compares and contrasts secular and Jewish
perspectives on the lawyer’s role. Topics include: The Lawyer
in Jewish Tradition, Confidentiality and Conflicts, Counseling Clients
and Pro Bono.
Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 PM
“To Keep Evil to a Minimum”: Modern European Orthodox
Responses to Conversion and Intermarriage
Dr. David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute
of Religion and I.H. and Anna Grancell Professor of Jewish Religious
Thought discusses responses to conversion and intermarriage.
February 11, 7:00 PM
LILITH: What Does It Mean for a Magazine to Have a Mission?
A multimedia evening with Lilith Editor in Chief Susan Weidman
Schneider, Editor at Large Rabbi Susan Schnur, and professors
Hasia Diner and Evelyn Torton Beck.
Thursday, February 13, 7:00 PM
Duties of the Heart: Ethics and the Soul
$15 pre-registered, $18 at door
Dr. Alan Morinis provides a hands-on excursion on the path to
Jewish wisdom as we study together a selection from The Duties
of the Heart by Rabbi Bachya ibn Pakuda.
March 12, 7:00 PM
The Womantasch! Reclaiming Purim with Rabbi Susan Schnur
Underneath the Purim we know lies an entire women’s holiday.
Come and explore it.
March 25, 6:00 PM
Women Who Sculpt
Three contemporary Jewish women sculptors, Janet Echelman, Ann
Sperry, and Barabara Zucker will discuss their work.
April 3, 7:00 PM
Lilith's Literary Lights
Women authors whose writing has been published by Lilith include
Cynthia Ozick, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Erica Jong, Grace Paley,
Myla Goldberg, Blu Greenberg, Judith Plaskow, Lelea Newman, Eve
Ensler and more. Call us to hear who will be reading and talking
Wednesday, April 9, 6:30 PM
Judaism And The Death Penalty
A panel discussion with Dr. Steven Greenwald, President of the
Metropolitan College of New York; Nat Lewin; Rabbi Michael Chernick,
Deutsch Professor of Jewish Jurisprudence and Social Justice and
Professor of Rabbinics at HUC-JIR; Suzanne Last Stone, Professor
of Law at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
May 7, 7:00 PM
A Celebration of Jewish Women's Music
March 23 at 3:00 PM
The Annual Max and Florence Minsky Concert at HUC-JIR
This concert features the SSM second year class singing Hebrew,
Yiddish, and Ladino music, accompanied by Joyce Rosenzweig.
For more information about Kollel programs, please call 212.824.2293