Judaism in a Digital Age: An Ancient Tradition Confronts a Transformative Era

Rabbi Danny Schiff’s new book is critical in helping to frame the future of the Reform Movement. Schiff asks key questions, ranging from topics such as whether existing institutions and approaches can survive alongside a world that is grappling with the digital transformation of society, the role of Judaism as a counter-cultural phenomenon, and how Judaism and our Jewish institutions can respond. In honor of the sixth Yahrzeit of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., z”l, join us in conversation as Rabbi Schiff sheds light on these ideas and more.

Yehudit (Judith): A New Opera by Iris Karlin ‒ Reclaiming a Feminist Legacy

Temple Emanu-El (1 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065)

In her opera premiere, Iris Karlin, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music ‘24 has redeveloped the story (as both composer and librettist) of Yehudit through a modern feminist lens into a musical midrash (creative interpretation), determined to bring forth and reclaim the Chanukah legend.

The Guiding Hand: The BARR Foundation Collection of Torah Pointers – Lunch & Learn

Join Skirball curatorial consultant Abby Schwartz and collections manager and preparator Sheri Besso for an informal light lunch and conversation about the challenges of mounting this exhibition and the craftsmanship of these objects of material culture that are at once tools of devotion and exquisite works of art. The program includes a visit to the exhibition.

A Pathway Towards Trust

Join us for a conversation with Dani Elazar, CEO of Hand in Hand, and Lee Gordon, Founder and Director of the American Friends of Hand in Hand, moderated by HUC-JIR President Andrew Rehfeld, to learn more about their efforts.

Show me the money!

Explore the different funding opportunities available to pay for your college education. The HUC Admissions team will discuss fellowships, scholarships, and program specific funding options.