DR. HÉLÈNE DALLAIRE APPOINTED ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF
HEBREW LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION AT HEBREW UNION COLLEGE- JEWISH INSTITUTE OF RELIGION/CINCINNATI
Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Institute of Religion, has announced the appointment of Dr. Hélène
Dallaire as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Hebrew Language Instruction
at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. She has served as Director of Hebrew Language
Instruction at HUC-JIR since 2001 and had taught at the College-Institute
as an Instructor or Teaching Assistant from 1995-2001. “Dr.
Dallaire teaches by word and by deed,” noted Rabbi Kenneth
Ehrlich, Dean of HUC-JIR/Cincinnati. “She is truly fascinated
by the subjects she teaches, always respectful of the texts before
her, striving always to find meaning beond the words. She inspires
students of different faiths and backgrounds to follow her example,
and takes pride in her students' achievements and accomplishments.
We are honored to welcome to our faculty this distinguished alumna
of our School of Graduate Studies and valued member of our administrative
Dr. Dallaire received her Ph.D. in Comparative Semitics and her
M.Phil. in Hebraic and Cognate Studies from HUC-JIR/Cincinnati,
where she wrote her dissertation on “The Syntax of Volitives
in Northwest Semitic Prose.” She earned an M.A. in Biblical
Literature from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, and a B.A.
in Psychology from the University of Ottawa.
Her fields of expertise include Hebrew Bible, Northwest Semitic
inscriptions, Ancient Near Eastern history, and Hebrew grammar.
In addition, her linguistic talent can be demonstrated by the wide
variety of languages she speaks or has studied: French, Modern,
Biblical, and Mishnaic Hebrew, Akkadian, Ugaritic, Classical and
Modern Arabic, Aramaic, Moabite, Edomite, Ammonite, Spanish, Koiné,
and Classical Greek.
Dr. Dallaire received the Rabbis Kahn-Schachtel Fellowship for study
at HUC-JIR/Cincinnati two years in a row.