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  • When the ‘Jeopardy’ contestant is a rabbi

    June 10, 2014 | 10:47 am

    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.

    One thing the 35-year-old Reform rabbi will share, however, is that she was “really determined” to answer correctly the one Jewish question...

  • He's Abba to me

    February 6, 2014 | 12:01 pm

    On a Sunday evening last December I sat with my father, Rabbi David Ellenson — or, as my siblings and I call him, Abba — at a diner in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Weeks away from his official retirement as president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion...

  • Rabbi David Ellenson: Bringing heart and old-school soul to academia

    February 6, 2014 | 11:57 am

    An Orthodox upbringing, no fundraising experience, and, by all accounts, a tendency to virtually inhabit the lives of 19th century Jewish philosophers, Rabbi David Ellenson was not who you might have expected to become president of a major institution of Jewish higher learning like...

  • The Eco-Jewish Moments of Pete Seeger: Our Loving Admiration

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 30, 2014 | 5:21 am

    In 1998, The Shalom Center and the Elat Chayyim spiritual retreat center co-sponsored a “liturgical/spiritual protest” against the poisoning of the Hudson River by the PCBs that the General Electric Corporation had poured into it.

    The protest was held at Beacon NY on the banks...

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  • Petition Congress: Give shalom a chance!  Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

    January 29, 2014 | 11:36 am

    Give shalom a chance! 

    Give diplomacy with Iran a chance!

    Dear friends,

    That is not just a slogan. We need to act on it, because others are acting against it – trying to torpedo diplomacy. And they might win, unless we act.

    If they do win,  they will actually make it more...

  • Rebecca Joy Fletcher: Illuminating cabaret

    January 8, 2014 | 1:44 pm

    When Rebecca Joy Fletcher was a cantorial student at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, she chanced upon something in the library that would change her life forever. It was a box set of cabaret songs from Weimar-era Germany, and Fletcher knew in that moment of what...

  • B’nai Mitzvah revolution

    By Julie Bien

    December 18, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    At Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills, the Torah has left the building — not permanently, but as part of a new ritual of sending the holy scroll home with a child the night before his or her bar or bat mitzvah. 

    The Reform congregation’s Rabbi Jonathan Hanish said the...

  • Jewish art spans city with ‘Sacred Words, Sacred Texts’

    October 30, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    The Jewish art scene in Los Angeles is a small but vibrant community that spans generations, styles, and the full length and breadth of the city itself. Now, for the first time, three of L.A.’s preeminent Jewish institutions — Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion...

  • Uri Herscher’s center of gratitude

    By Susan Freudenheim

    October 18, 2013 | 11:18 am

    One day in early March 1954, Uri Herscher, just 12 at the time, ran away from his parents. His father, Joseph, a cabinetmaker, and mother, Lucy, a laundress, were having trouble making ends meet living in Israel. Together with Uri and his younger brother, Eli, they were meant to...

  • A deaf rabbi who listens

    September 3, 2013 | 2:24 pm

    Imagine taking a graduate school class — a small one, with maybe a dozen students — and for the entire year, not being able to understand a single word the professor said. For your final examination, you have to rely on notes compiled from your classmates and pray they understood...

  • High Holy Days: Sermons take a chapter from writer’s book of life

    By Ryan Torok

    September 3, 2013 | 11:04 am

    In 1963, Richard Levy was in his mid-20s and in his last year of rabbinical school when he was sent on an internship to a synagogue in Jasper, Ala. About the time of Rosh Hashanah, not far away in the town of Birmingham, a bomb exploded at the 16th Street Baptist Church, an...

  • HUC president-elect to expand technology, innovation

    By Ryan Torok

    August 7, 2013 | 2:14 pm

    Rabbi Aaron Panken, the newly announced president-elect of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), said just days after being named that he hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the Reform movement’s academic home by marrying technology, creativity and a...

  • Hebrew Union College elects new president

    By Ryan Torok

    July 31, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) has elected its former dean, Rabbi Aaron Panken, as its new president. Panken succeeds Rabbi David Ellenson, who will become HUC-JIR’s new chancellor upon his retirement from the position of president.

    “I am greatly...

  • Hebrew Union College names Rabbi Aaron Panken as new president

    July 31, 2013 | 1:40 pm

    Rabbi Aaron Panken was elected president of The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform movement’s rabbinical school.

    HUC announced the decision of its board of governors on Wednesday.

    Panken, 49, of Mamaroneck, N.Y., has taught rabbinic and Second Temple...

  • And you will be a blessing …

    By Rabbi Laura Geller

    July 19, 2013 | 10:18 am

    I was in college when I first heard the Beatles sing “When I’m Sixty-four.” The idea of getting older, losing my hair or wondering whether my partner would still need me was not my concern. But now, with Paul McCartney over 70, and me just one year away from 64, it’s a different...

  • Weeklong event explores Judaism and wellness

    By Rachel Heller

    April 18, 2013 | 1:56 pm

    When Rabbi Laura Geller learned that her father had Alzheimer’s disease, she struggled with the news. He was only in his 70s, after all, and it was painful for her to watch the man who had raised her — who she said had been “important and powerful and wonderful” in her life — lose...

  • Who knows who L.A.'s Jews are?

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    July 25, 2012 | 11:33 am

    Susan Goldberg, rabbi of Temple Beth Israel of Highland Park and Eagle Rock, grew up in nearby Echo Park.

    “There were no Jewish families around when I was growing up,” Goldberg, 38, said. Now that these neighborhoods are being gentrified, and a young, creative crowd is moving...

  • What’s in a word? For ‘ordained’ rather than ‘invested’ cantors, a lot

    May 1, 2012 | 11:48 am

    What’s the difference between investiture and ordination?

    Plenty, say officials at the Reform movement’s Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, which has announced that for the first time since establishing its cantorial school in 1948, it will ordain rather than...

  • Educator realizing lifelong dream to become rabbi

    By Rachel Heller

    May 10, 2011 | 6:13 pm

    Dvora Weisberg doesn’t think she’s had any unfair advantages over her fellow rabbinical students graduating from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) this month. Well, maybe a few.

    “I do have a considerable number of years over most of the other...

  • Historian charts L.A. reform academy’s future

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 8, 2011 | 5:58 pm

    When he took over as dean of the Los Angeles campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in July 2010, Josh Holo, already a professor at the college, brought with him a few photographs of 11th-century letters to hang on the wall behind his desk. Among the...

  • Reform cantorial school named after Debbie Friedman

    January 28, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    The Reform movement’s cantorial school has been named after the late Debbie Friedman.

    Rabbi David Ellenson, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, made the announcement Jan. 27 in New York at a memorial tribute to Friedman, who died Jan. 9 at 59.

    Friends...

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