Printing, Praying, and Performing Jewish Identity in Early Modern Italy: Maḥzor kimḥa d’avishuna with Rabbi Joseph A. Skloot, Ph.D.

In 1540, a group of silk weavers from the city of Bologna, who called themselves “the partners” (ha-shutafim), printed a two-volume compendium of the Jewish liturgy for the yearly worship cycle. This maḥzor (prayer book) included both a commentary on the liturgy by R. Yohanan b. Joseph Treves, entitled Kimha d’avishuna (Flour Milled from Roasted Grain), and a commentary on Tractate Avot of the Mishnah (an oft-quoted anthology of rabbinic wisdom) by R. Obadiah b. Jacob Sforno.
A light catered Kosher lunch will be provided.

Launch the Publication of Brighton Beach Bible

The Heller Museum, Jewish Art Salon, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and Canvas invite you to celebrate the publication of BRIGHTON BEACH BIBLE by Joel Silverstein, essay by Ori Z. […]

HUC-JIR Alumni Study Retreat in Cincinnati

HUC-JIR Cincinnati Campus

Join us on the historic Cincinnati campus for our inaugural Alumni Study Retreat. Don’t miss this in-depth study opportunity with HUC-JIR's renowned faculty and the chance to connect with fellow alumni and current students.

Inter-Generational Art Experience

Join us on January 21st in partnership with the Cincinnati Skirball Museum for an afternoon filled with creativity, connection, and artful inspiration.

February 7-9: Open House – New York Campus

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, One West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012

Join us on the HUC New York campus for a 2-day event. February 7th and 8th HUC will host an open house event. Activities will include recitals, sermons, and prayer. Full details will be shared in January. Attendees will be able to create their own schedule for this event.

The High Priest’s Garments of Splendor: An Exploration of Biblical Text and Textile

What did the high priest’s ritual dress look like? How did it function in Temple service? Why did the Romans want to keep it under lock and key? Join us as we explore the biblical text in concert with archaeological remains to understand how Israel’s high priestly garments functioned in ancient liturgy and in the formation of community identity.