Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

‘Gene Borowitz Taught Us How To Think’

Remembering HUC’s Rabbi Eugene Borowitz.

01/26/2016 - 16:08
Special To The Jewish Week

Rabbi Eugene Borowitz, who died on Jan. 22 at his home in Stamford, Conn., a month before his 92nd birthday, is being recalled this week as a major force in Reform Jewish thought and American Jewish philosophy. He was a longtime faculty member of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, author of 19 books and founding editor of Sh’ma, the small but influential journal of Jewish ideas. And his influence on generations of rabbis is monumental.

Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, left, with his mentor, Rabbi Eugene Borowitz.

When Is The ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant A Rabbi?

06/09/2014 - 20:00

Sari Laufer isn’t allowed to say how well she did on the TV quiz show “Jeopardy” until the first episode featuring her airs Wednesday night.

 

‘Love Me, Love My Book’

A personal account of a two-minute pitch that can catapult or sink an author.

06/04/2014 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

It’s every author’s dream. And nightmare.

The chance to address several hundred people from around the country who, deeply attentive, have come to New York for three days and one purpose — to find speakers for their local Jewish community book fairs, sisterhood luncheons and other cultural programs.

Gary Rosenblatt

Everyone’s Favorite Rabbi Has His Night Of Tribute

05/13/2014 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher

If you polled New Yorkers active in Jewish life and asked them who among their leaders was most beloved, it’s a fair bet that Rabbi David Ellenson would top the list. With good reason.

Rabbi David Ellenson, who stepped down as president of HUC-JIR in December, will continue teaching.

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl To Lead Central Synagogue

First Asian-American rabbi was also first woman to be ordained both cantor and rabbi.

12/04/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl has been selected to succeed Rabbi Peter Rubinstein as spiritual leader of Manhattan's Central Synagogue, the congregation's board announced on Thursday.

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl's selection by Central Synagogue's board was praised by the current rabbi, Peter Rubinstein.  Lorin Klaris

‘Creative Outreach’ A Priority For New HUC Head

Rabbi Aaron Panken takes over Reform seminary at pivotal moment.
08/06/2013 - 20:00
Managing Editor

Rabbi Aaron Panken, 49, the newly tapped president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, likes to mention that he was trained as an electrical engineer and is an amateur pilot. It’s his way of saying he’s tech savvy, a focus he’s likely to bring to the job as he takes over the Reform seminary at a time of great educational change.

Rabbi Panken: “We have to show up in the places where young people are.”

Panken Stressing ‘Creative Outreach’

Tech-savvy rabbi says Reform movement and its 900 congregations are strong, but must meet young people where they are.
07/31/2013 - 20:00
Managing Editor

Rabbi Aaron Panken, 49, the newly tapped president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, likes to mention that he was trained as an electrical engineer and is an amateur pilot. It’s his way of saying he’s tech-savvy, a focus he’s likely to bring to the job as he takes over the Reform seminary at a time of great educational change.

Rabbi Aaron Panken

How Joe Met Erin

11/01/2011 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Two rabbis in the making swore to themselves the same sensible vow: They would never fall in love with a fellow rabbi, bli neder – without making a formal commitment.

In the fall of 2006, Erin Glazer, 26, started her third year at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York (HUC-JIR).  She made friends with two new arrivals, second-year students who had spent the first year studying in Jerusalem.

Rabbi Erin Ruth Glazer and Rabbi Joseph Aaron Skloot
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