Registration is now open for Introduction to Jewish Educational Leadership, a two-credit six-week online graduate course taught by Dr. Samuel Joseph and Dr. Adriane Leveen, senior faculty of HUC-JIR’s School of Education. Professionals who successfully complete the course will be invited to apply for Cohort 8 of the Executive M.A. Program. The Executive M.A. Program is designed for motivated, working Jewish educators with a minimum of five … [Read more...] about Take HUC-JIR’s Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education for a Test Drive!
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HUC-JIR has announced the passing of Richard Siegel, 70, Director Emeritus of the HUC-JIR Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, on July 12 in Los Angeles. Richard Siegel was a transformative force in the Jewish world, through his commitment to strengthening professional education, enhancing Jewish culture, and advancing contemporary Jewish identity formation. His expertise in nonprofit management, entrepreneurial spirit, and … [Read more...] about Richard Siegel, Director Emeritus of the HUC-JIR Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, z”l
Rabbi David Ellenson, Chancellor Emeritus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), has been appointed as Interim President by the HUC-JIR Board of Governors. Rabbi Ellenson served for 12 years as HUC-JIR President (2001-13) and succeeds Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., who tragically died in a plane crash on May 5, 2018. Rabbi Panken succeeded Rabbi Ellenson as President in 2014. Rabbi Ellenson is just concluding his tenure as … [Read more...] about Rabbi David Ellenson appointed Interim President of HUC-JIR
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D., President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute (HUC-JIR), died tragically in a plane crash on May 5, 2018, at the age of 53. He served as the 12th President in HUC-JIR’s 143-year history. Rabbi Panken was a distinguished rabbi and scholar, dedicated teacher, and exemplary leader of the Reform Movement for nearly three decades. As a product of the Reform Movement’s camps, youth movement, and seminary, his … [Read more...] about Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, President of HUC, Killed in Plane Crash
The 100th Israeli Reform Rabbi will be ordained today at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's (HUC-JIR) Rabbinical Ordination and Academic Convocation at the Taube Family Campus in Jerusalem. The Class of the 100th Israeli Reform Rabbi: Leora Ezrachi-Vered is the daughter of the first woman to be ordained a rabbi in Israel, Rabbi Naamah Kelman, Dean of the HUC-JIR Taube Family Campus, and represents the 11th generation of … [Read more...] about HUC-JIR’s Israeli Rabbinical Program Ordains 100th Israeli Reform Rabbi