At Hebrew College's September 9 event "Reason Not Rhetoric: Reflective Conversation w/David Gergen on Iran," Gergen told the full house, "We should respect each other across our differences because these are not easy questions to resolve...but here we are. We ought to sort it out best we can, but we should do it in the spirit of understanding."
In the fight to secure the planet’s future, the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College is beckoning the past for inspiration. And it’s urging others to do the same. Leaders of the school have issued a call to Jews around the world to revive an ancient prayer ritual that affirms the story of divine creation and, in doing so, makes an unambiguous commitment to preserving the environment.
Hebrew College’s new senior leadership team is taking root. Over the past four months, the college has hired vice presidents in the areas of development and marketing, and appointed a chief academic officer from within its ranks.
Rabbi Michael Shire, dean of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, has been appointed to the newly created position of chief academic officer of Hebrew College, President Daniel Lehmann announced this week. The change became effective July 1.
President Daniel Lehmann was honored June 3 for his work as founding headmaster of Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish high school in Waltham, Mass. During Gann's Founder's Brunch ceremony, held in the 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art edifice Lehmann helped build in 2004, officials unveiled Lehmann's official portrait, by award-winning artist Mary Minifie.