By Jean Bloch Rosensaft “It is one thing to talk about the relationship between Israel and North America. It is another to do something about that relationship,” says Rabbi Michael Marmur, Ph.D., Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Provost at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). Rising to the challenge is the Golden Family Hanassi Fellows Program, now in its fifth year, which is designed to forge stronger links of … [Read more...] about Exposing Israeli Rabbinical Students and Rabbis to No. American Jewry
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By Elana Sztokman So this week I did something really new. I began my journey to become a Reform rabbi. For the next four years I will be studying at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. And I am positively ecsatic. You probably have questions. The most common question I've received so far is, why Reform and not Conservative? There are several ways I can answer this question. My primary answer is that the Reform movement is the only place … [Read more...] about So…. I’m becoming a Rabbi….. a Reform Rabbi
The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary, in partnership with the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion School of Education, will launch a second Chicago-based cohort of the Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute (JECELI) with renewed support from The Crown Family. This model program recently graduated a cohort of 17 Jewish early childhood educators. The program … [Read more...] about The Davidson School and the HUC-JIR School of Education Receive Grant to Renew Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Program in Chicago
The Jewish community is changing and requires greater innovation than ever before. Just as Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s founders were unwilling to sit idly by and accept the status quo, so too are we looking to act towards renewal. The Founders’ Fellowship calls upon leaders in campus communities to share their visions for change. During this Fellowship, participants will: Workshop initiatives to strengthen … [Read more...] about Now Accepting Applications for the Third Cohort of the HUC-JIR Founders’ Fellowship
“When we elevate early-childhood educators’ knowledge about Israel, Israel has the power to become a real and dynamic society, rather than a once-a-year holiday.” By Sasha Kopp [Editorial note: Masters students at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management write theses or capstone projects involving original research about topics of interest to Jewish organizations. eJewish … [Read more...] about How Can We Make Israel More Than Just a Holiday?