Yeshiyahu (Shai) Beloosesky,
Ariella Graetz Bar Tuv,
Rabbi Marc Rosenstein,
Director, Israel Rabbini-
cal Program, were ordained by
Rabbi Michael Marmur, J ’92,
Vice President for Academic
Affairs. They join the 69 alumni
of the Israel Rabbinical Pro-
gram who serve Progressive
congregations, schools, and
communities throughout Israel.
The HUC-JIR Year-in-Israel Student Choir
sang “Samachti B’Omrim Li, Psalm 122,” composed by Charles Osborne and conducted by David Berger.
coordinator of Israel seminars, received the hon-
orary Doctor of Education degree.
right) received the honorary Doctor
of Music degree.
Lia Van Leer
left), the founder of the Haifa Cinemathèque, the
Jerusalem Cinemathèque, the Israel Film Archive, and the Jerusalem
Film Festival, was presented with the President’s Medallion for her role
as a pioneer in the field of art film programming and film archiving in Israel
Dr. David Harman,
Chair, Board of Overseers, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, and
Rabbi Naamah Kelman, J ’92,
The third cohort of graduates of the Blaustein Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling’s
Sandra Ahr, Yuki Bartura, Daniela Brafman, Gila Caine, Noga Eshet, Ofra
Feffer, Yael Granit, Debbie Lapin, Anna Michelle Gerrard, Imbar Rimon, Baruch Shalev,
Dr. Martin Vahrenhorts.
These thirteen graduates — Reform rabbis, social
workers, educators, and nurses — are the emerging leaders of a new profession in Israel of pas-
toral caregivers who are introducing the role of chaplain to Israeli society. They are redefining
Jewish religious outreach, grounded in the values and mission of the Reform Movement, and
are having an impact on the lives of many through their capacity to comfort, counsel, and care.
Rabbi Jonathan A. Stein, C ’75
right), President of the Central
Conference of American Rabbis
and Rabbi at Temple Shaaray Tefila
in Manhattan, was inducted onto
the Board of Governors of HUC-JIR
by Irwin Engelman (left), Chairman,
Board of Governors.
ation • November 18, 2011 / 21 Cheshvan 5772