Last year, it was "Jewish Identity and Contemporary Israeli Culture," at Tufts University. This year, it was "Judaism and the Quest for Meaning," at Clark University. These two new fellowship programs, created by the Center for Global Judaism with a grant from CJP, are just the latest examples of how Hebrew College is building bridges between the academy and the community.
Hebrew College has been selected to serve as one of a handful of new incubator sites in the rapidly growing field of teen philanthropy. The Jewish Teen Funders Network chose the college, along with Gann Academy in Waltham, to train and mentor a cohort of 40 Greater Boston high-school students.
Marc Brettler, the Dora Golding Professor of Bible Studies at Brandeis University, will address graduates of Hebrew College at the school’s 90th commencement exercises May 31. He will be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters during the 10 a.m. ceremony, to be held in Berenson Hall on the college's Newton Centre campus.
Alan Sherman, a senior marketing executive with extensive experience in the technology sector, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of marketing at Hebrew College. Sherman, of Lexington, Mass., joined the college in March from Checkpoint Systems in Waltham, where he has worked since 2008,
Philanthropist Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, will be presented with Hebrew College's S’ftai Tiftach (“Open My Lips”) Award at the seventh annual GISHA conference March 15. The award recognizes Ruderman's advocacy on behalf of persons with disabilities in the Jewish community and Israel.
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