At Hebrew Union College, we are proud to partner with Westchester Reform Temple and the Union for Reform Judaism to share a Yom Kippur afternoon of learning, prayer, and inspiration. Westchester Reform Temple, Rabbi Jonathan Blake, and WRT's Emeritus Rabbi and URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs have organized an incredible program highlighting four distinguished scholars who were inaugurated last year as our Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professors:
Each of these brilliant Professors will offer a contribution to the WRT Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, z”l, Memorial Shiur: Dr. Weisberg, teaching Jonah; Dr. Skloot, on the Eileh Ezkra (Martyrology) prayers; Dr. Grayson, on Unetaneh Tokef, and Dr. Marx, who will teach about “The Emergence of Yom Kippur, or: Who Invented Yom Kippur and Why?” Together, they will give honor to Aaron’s memory, lift up the themes of the Day of Atonement, and help us all draw near to one another and to the Jewish tradition, during an extraordinary time of challenge and change in American Jewish life.”
Please register below to receive videos of the individual lessons of the HUC Panken Professors and the entirety of their presentations. This material will be provided two weeks before Yom Kippur for congregations and organizations to download and make available on Yom Kippur afternoon to their communities.
If you are seeking to register as an individual and attend the program through the WRT livestream, please complete this registration form instead.
If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Elliott Kleinman at email@example.com.