1. Hanukkah Greetings from Joshua Holo, Dean, Skirball Campus


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      European racism and anti-Semitism are on the rise, and though American Jews enjoy the most successful time in our history, we face stereotypes and anti-Israel movements with increasing uncertainty. Dean Holo will plumb the fears expressed by the Jewish community with David Lehrer, who approaches the problem from a different angle, and challenges us to face up to good news. David A. Lehrer co-founded Community Advocates after 17 years as Director of the Pacific Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League. During his tenure with the ADL, Mr. Lehrer helped draft legislation that dealt with issues as diverse as the Arab boycott of Israel, paramilitary training in California and hate crimes. He is a leading expert on intergroup relations and extremist group activities, and he has served on governmental commissions on hate crimes and terrorism. Mr. Lehrer has appeared on national news programs, including ABC’s Nightline and NPR. His essays have appeared in numerous newspapers across the country.

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      • Reuven Firestone at Intersections Inteternational in Pakistan


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        Rabbi Reuven Firestone a Professor of Medieval Judaism and Islam at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, CA, discusses his recent trip to Islamabad, Pakistan, as part of Intersections International's, US-Pakistan. Video created by Tim Frakes, www.frakesproductions.com

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        • Jesse Paikin - D'var Torah: Parashat Pekudei


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          Our heritage is born out of the desert, out of mysteries, and out of the quest to bring ourselves closer to the ideal of who we can be. This is the quest to get closer to God, to become the mamlekhet kohanim that we are meant to be. If we are persistent; if we look beyond the words that occasionally appear backwards; if we are willing to look at ourselves deeply, reject betrayal, and portray ourselves outwardly as we are inwardly; then we will have the ability to become mirrors of the Divine.

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          • The Lives and Music of Three Major Reform Jewish Composers: Bonia Shur, Cantor William Sharlin, and Cantor Boris Schatz


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            Cantor Tamar Heather Havilio, Head of Cantorial Studies, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, introduces us to the colorful and soulful lives and music of three major Reform Jewish composers. Some of their compositions are highlighted in this talk and in this worship service, In the Majesty of Holiness, that was held at Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem, on April 11, 2103. The service was co-sponsored by the Society for Classical Reform Judaism. To learn more about the Society, go to www.renewreform.org

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            • Hanukkah Greetings from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR


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              Students in the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's New York campus sing “Borukh Ateh,” composed by Solomon Golub, arranged by Zalmen Mlotek, and lyrics by Avrom Reysen, followed by candle-lighting blessings and “Maoz Tzur.” Joyce Rosenzweig, Arist-In-Residence, serves as Pianist.

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              • A Festive Evening Service in the Classical Reform Heritage


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                This service was performed in March, 2012, at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. It was co-sponsored by the Society for Classical Reform Judaism, and was part of the Society's Inaugural Institute on the Jerusalem campus. The service includes choral music, prayers and readings from the Union Prayer Book, Sinai edition.

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                • Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor


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                  Dr. Sarah Bunin Benor is Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (Los Angeles) and Adjunct Associate Professor in the University of Southern California Linguistics Department. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Linguistics in 2004. She is the author of Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism (Rutgers University Press, 2012), as well as many articles about Jewish languages, Yiddish, and American Jews. Dr. Benor is founding co-editor of the Journal of Jewish Languages and creator of the Jewish Language Research Website and the Jewish English Lexicon.

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                  • Israel@65 Opening Event: Our Star is Born


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                    On Thursday, November 29, 2012, the opening event was held for Israel@65, a six-month, community-wide celebration of Israel’s 65 years of independence. “Our Star is Born” was hosted by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the American Jewish Archives, in collaboration with the Mayerson JCC, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and other Israel@65 partners. The event recreated the 1947 U.N. vote to create the State of Israel and took the more than 450 attendees on a journey from sorrow to joy—from the solemn remembrance of those lost in the recent violence in Israel to a flash dance mob and Cincinnati’s largest Hava Nagila!

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                    • Lullaby by Debbie Friedman z"l


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                      Saturday April 27, 2013 @7:30, Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 N. Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 Join us for an evening of tribute and song as we celebrate the musical legacy of beloved composer and teacher, Debbie Friedman. With over 20 albums, touching over a half a million fans, Friedman’s healing music unites Jewish liturgy with modern folk melodies. Her enduring songs continue to reach camps, congregants and communities across all denominations. Our evening program will include song and remembrances by family, colleagues and friends. Register for the event: http://jewishwisdomandwellness.org/programs/closing-event/ The Week of Learning is an interdisciplinary community-wide series of events, lectures, workshops, and experiential classes examining Jewish traditions and their impact on our well being. Events are hosted across the streams of Jewish life by community organizations and synagogues throughout Los Angeles and Southern California. The week opens and concludes with special events hosted by the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health and Cedars-Sinai. Go to our website to find out more: www.jewishwisdomandwellness.org

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