The College’s 91st annual commencement and ordination exercises will take place on Sunday June 5, 2016. The academic ceremony will be held at Hebrew College in the morning followed by a celebratory luncheon and an afternoon ordination ceremony at Temple Reyim in Newton. Jane Eisner, Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, America’s foremost national Jewish news organization, will offer the address to the graduates and receive an honorary degree. In addition, three members of the Jewish community also will receive honorary degrees in recognition of their outstanding leadership and dedication to Jewish learning: Rabbi David Ellenson, director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University and former president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Joshua R. Jacobson, professor of music and director of choral activities at Northeastern University, visiting professor in the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College and founder/director of the Zamir Chorale of Boston; and Diane Troderman, former chair of Jewish Education Service of North America.
General Commencement Ceremony – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Hebrew College
Cantorial and Rabbinical Ordination – 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Temple Reyim, Newton, MA