Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning

Hartman North America Taking On Bigger Role

Two educators, one Orthodox and one Reform, join think tank faculty.

01/21/2014
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Underscoring its commitment to pluralism, attracting high-quality educators and the expansion of its educational work, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America hired Elana Stein Hain and Rabbi Leon Morris to new positions this week. The move solidifies the institute’s increasing role in its effort to develop and teach new ways of exploring Judaism, Israel and the relationship between North America and the Jewish state, with an emphasis on textual study.

Rabbi Leon Morris and Elana Stein Hain will expand the work of Jerusalem-based educational institution.

Adult Ed ‘Needs More Funding’: Skirball Head

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01/15/2014

Mark Weisstuch is interim executive director of the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning at Temple Emanu-El, which he co-founded in 2001. Weisstuch has a doctorate in theater history from City University of New York and teaches Jewish history at the center on topics such as Jews in Poland and Eastern Europe, the Holocaust and the Second Temple period. In addition, he is administrative vice president at Temple Emanu-El, a post he has held since 1985.

Mark Weisstuch: Courses that deal with Jewish-Christian relations “tend to do very well.”

Giving Away Books About Giving

Noam Zion spent four years writing a book about Jewish giving, and now he’s giving copies away.

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