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  • Moving and shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    February 13, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    Rabbi David Ellenson, immediate past president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), and Sue Neuman Hochberg, chair of the HUC-JIR Western Region Board of Overseers, were honored with a musical tribute at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Feb. 9.

    More than...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • Glenn Beck under fire over George Soros comments

    November 16, 2010 | 9:46 am

    Fox News provocateur Glenn Beck spent spent several days taking aim at billionaire businessman and philanthropist George Soros, but so far—at least within Jewish circles—the barrage appears to be backfiring.

    On his radio and TV shows last week, Beck portrayed Soros as running a...

  • Countering the Family Values Monopoly

    By Rabbi David Ellenson

    February 5, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    In his State of the Union address, President Bush signaled his intent to make "family values" a centerpiece of the 2004 presidential campaign.

    His belief that "the sanctity of the family" needs to be defended from the "threat" that gay and lesbian couples ostensibly pose to...

  • A Jewish World Without Denominations

    By Michael Berenbaum

    November 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    A new president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) was inaugurated in a moving ceremony held Oct. 13 in the ornate Plum Street Temple in downtown Cincinnati. Rabbi David Ellenson, a native of Newport News, Va., and a long-time resident of Los Angeles,...